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 statewide, 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.

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.

An organization wishing to apply as a statewide organization must be affiliated with a SECC statewide federation in order to apply.

2018 Application Deadline: Friday, February 16

Note: Member charities of federations will have an earlier deadline to their submit documentation to the federation through which


The State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) State Policy Committee (SPC) allows for a re-certification process for eligible charities applying for the 2018 campaign.
* Eligible charities will still be reviewed and approved for participation in the campaign.

Please carefully review the details below and in the attached documents to ensure that you are submitting the correct documentation for your organization.

Should you have any questions in this process, please contact SECC State Campaign Manager Greg Bennett via phone or email: 512-694-2872 or

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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.

DOWNLOAD LISTINGS (directory format)

Downloadable (PDF) versions of each printed directory of charities (by campaign area) for the most current State Employee Charitable Campaign.

Directories are updated each August, in advance of that year's Sept. 1 — Oct. 31 campaign.


  • general information about the SECC and its history;

  • recognition of award-winning entities (state agency and higher education)
    for outstanding campaign efforts the previous year;

  • recognition of individuals who gave leadership-level gifts ($1,000 or more)
    during the previous year's fund-raising campaign;

  • charitable organizations approved for STATEWIDE participation
    in this year's SECC;

  • charitable organizations approved for LOCAL participation,
    within a particular SECC campaign area, during this year's SECC;

  • a comprehensive (alphabetical) index of all charitible listings
    in the current year's directory.

(for the 2018 SECC:  September 1 — October 31):

  • BRAZOS VALLEY … (Bryan, College Station)
  • CAPITAL AREA … (Austin)
  • COASTAL BEND … (Corpus Christi)
  • EAST TEXAS … (Tyler, Longview, Texarkana)
  • GREATER WEST TEXAS … (Abilene, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, San Angelo)
  • RED RIVER … (Wichita Falls)
  • RIO GRANDE VALLEY … (McAllen, Brownsville, Harlingen)
  • TEXAS PINE BELT … (Huntsville)
  • WACO