Army Fundraising

•The Department of the Army (DA) Army Regulation (AR) 1-10 — Administration Fundraising Within the Department of the Army —prescribes general policy for administering all fundraising activities within the DA. Also, it specifically defines policy, procedures, and responsibilities for fundraising in support of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and complies with public law and guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

•Apart from fundraising or OPM approved fundraising for an emergency or disaster appeal, the Army Emergency Relief (AER) annual campaign is the only fundraising the Army may conduct Army-wide. Fundraising in support of AER must be conducted in accordance with AR 930-4 and the general provisions AR 1-10.

•DA Servicemembers and DA Civilians may endorse in their official capacities only CFC fundraising; fundraising specifically approved by the Director, OPM for an emergency or disaster appeal; fundraising for the AER annual campaign; and local fundraising on behalf of welfare funds for organizations composed primarily of Army personnel or their Family members, including Army morale, welfare and recreation nonappropriated fund activities.

•Only CFC and AER may solicit on the job for a monetary contribution or a pledge of a monetary contribution.



  • •The Office of the Administrative Assistant (OAA) to the Secretary of the Army Special Program Directorate (SPD) leads the Army Emergency Relief (AER) Fundraising Campaign for Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) annually from 1 March to 31 May.

    •AER is Army’s nonprofit financial assistance organization; AER provides a direct path for donors to support Soldiers and Army Families. Based 100 percent on donations, AER has provided $2 billion in assistance to nearly 4 million members of the Army team since 1942, including $1 billion since 9/11.

    •For more about the AER overall see

  • •Contributions to AER are tax deductible. Personnel can donate online at

    •At the website you will find are two ways to contribute: Online (credit card, echeck, PayPal) or Active duty and retired Soldiers can donate by payroll (Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS)) allotment

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