Organizations in the SECC
What charities/organizations are involved?
One of the great benefits of the SECC is the wide variety of charities and causes represented — there's something for everyone. They range from small local organizations to large and well-known national and international groups.
Those charities that wish to participate must meet stringent legal requirements, and then be reviewed in great detail by teams of state employees to ensure:
They are recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and registered with the Secretary of State.
They are audited (or reviewed) annually by an accountant in accordance with generally-acceptedauditing standards.
They provide direct or indirect health and human services.
They spend no more than 25 percent of funds raised on administration and fund raising — unless they qualify for an exception due to special circumstances.
Want your organization to be part of the SECC?
The State Employee Charitable Campaign is an open campaign and encourages any and all qualified organizations to apply.
A charitable organization that does not spend more than 25% of its annual revenue for administrative fundraising expenses is in good financial standing, and has local or statewide presence is potentially eligible to participate in the SECC. There are other requirements in order to participate, however if the charitable organization fulfills the requirements mentioned above it is recommended to pursue completing a full application. What next? If you provide services to one local campaign area please contact your local campaign manager to apply. If you provide services to two or more non-contiguous areas please contact the State Campaign Manager for additional information and/or see the application provided below. Please note that an organization wishing to apply as a statewide organization must be affiliated with a SECC statewide federation in order to apply.
SECC 2014 Statewide Federation/Organization Application Instructions
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SECC 2014 Statewide Federation/Organization Application
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SEARCH LISTINGS ONLINE … [ enter searchable database ]
Online searchable database of all charitable organizations approved for participation
in the current State Employee Charitable Campaign. Each listing contains:
(a) the charity's name, contact information, a 25-word description of services,
and current administrative/overhead percentage;
(b) the campaign area for which the charity has been approved — either
STATEWIDE, or in one of the state's LOCAL campaign areas (see map); and
(c) the name of the charitable federation to which it belongs.
Downloadable (PDF) versions of each printed directory (by campaign area) for the most current State Employee Charitable Campaign. (NOTE: New directories, for the current charitable giving campaign, are updated and uploaded each August.)
Each directory contains (a) all charitable organizations approved for participation statewide, plus (b) the local charities approved for that particular campaign area.
2014 Directory of Charities > AMARILLO
2014 Directory of Charities > BRAZOS VALLEY … (Bryan, College Station)
2014 Directory of Charities > CAPITAL AREA … (Austin)
2014 Directory of Charities > COASTAL BEND … (Corpus Christi)
2014 Directory of Charities > CONCHO VALLEY … (San Angelo)
2014 Directory of Charities > DENTON
2014 Directory of Charities > DFW METROPLEX
2014 Directory of Charities > EAST TEXAS … (Tyler, Longview, Texarkana)
2014 Directory of Charities > EL PASO
2014 Directory of Charities > GALVESTON
2014 Directory of Charities > GREATER WEST TEXAS … (Abilene, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa)
2014 Directory of Charities > HOUSTON
2014 Directory of Charities > LAREDO
2014 Directory of Charities > RED RIVER … (Wichita Falls)
2014 Directory of Charities > RIO GRANDE VALLEY … (McAllen, Brownsville, Harlingen)
2014 Directory of Charities > SAN ANTONIO
2014 Directory of Charities > TEXAS PINE BELT … (Huntsville)
2014 Directory of Charities > WACO