AR 1-10 outlines policy for fundraising activities

AR 1-10

Department of the Army | Jan. 19, 2023

The Department of the Army released Army Regulation 1-10 — Administration Fundraising Within the Department of the Army — effective Jan. 16, 2023.

This regulation prescribes general policy for administering all fundraising activities within the Department of the Army. Also, it specifically defines policy, procedures, and responsibilities for fundraising in support of the Combined Federal Campaign and complies with public law and guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense.

Apart from fundraising or U.S. Office of Personnel Management approved fundraising for an emergency or disaster appeal, the Army Emergency Relief annual campaign is the only fundraising the Army may conduct Armywide. Fundraising in support of AER must be conducted in accordance with AR 930-4 and the general provisions of this regulation.

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. Endorsements may include support for the fundraising effort by performing the usual activities associated with a campaign kickoff at public appearances or the use of the official’s name, title and position in memorandums, employee newsletters, or other routine communications to promote the fundraising. DA officials may not endorse other local fundraising authorized under the provisions of AR 210-22 on behalf of particular private organizations.

Only CFC and AER may solicit on the job for a monetary contribution or a pledge of a monetary contribution. CFC contributions may be made in the form of payroll allotments, credit/debit cards, checks, or echecks. Under certain limited circumstances and only when approved by the Director, OPM, government-wide emergency appeals for disaster relief may be authorized. An example of a government-wide appeal is CFC Special Solicitation for COVID-19 Victims.


  • Read AR 1-10 Administration Fundraising Within the Department of the Army
  • Read AR 930-4: Service Organizations: Army Emergency Relief
  • Read 2023 Campaign Dos and Don’ts