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-accepted auditing 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.

APPROVED SECC CHARITIES (2019):

— searchable online database

— downloadable resources:

AMARILLO directory mini-directory
BRAZOS VALLEY directory mini-directory
CAPITAL AREA directory mini-directory
COASTAL BEND directory mini-directory
DFW METROPLEX directory mini-directory
EAST TEXAS directory mini-directory
EL PASO directory mini-directory
GALVESTON directory mini-directory
GREATER WEST TEXAS directory mini-directory
HOUSTON directory mini-directory
LAREDO directory mini-directory
NORTH TEXAS directory mini-directory
RIO GRANDE VALLEY directory mini-directory
SAN ANTONIO directory mini-directory
SOUTH PLAINS directory mini-directory
TEXAS PINE BELT directory n/a
WACO directory mini-directory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


HOW TO APPLY
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.
NEXT STEPS
If your organization provides services to two or more non-contiguous metropolitan areas of Texas, please refer to the statewide application information below and contact the State Campaign Manager for any questions. Note: An organization wishing to apply as a statewide organization must be apply through one of the statewide federations.
If your organization provides services to one local region, please refer to the local application information below and contact your Local Campaign Manager to apply. Need to know which SECC region you serve? Check our SECC region map here.
SECC 2020 Application Information and Resources
o 2020 application form;
o 2020 application instructions;
o 2020 statewide charity application instructions - Deadline for statewide charities to apply is 5 PM, Thursday, February 13th, 2020.
o (Pending) 2020 local charity application instructions – Deadline and application instructions will be posted on this page on March 3rd.
o Note: 2020 is a “re-certification” year for all eligible statewide and local charities. See the SPC re-certification letter and page 2 and following of the application instructions for details; 
o SPC re-certification letter;
o List of charities eligible for re-certification, due to participation in 2019 campaign and to their still meeting qualifications;
o Sample reconciliation of reconciling total IRS Form 990 expenses and revenue in relation to total audited expenses and revenue;
o Application checklists designed to help you as you complete application forms;
o 2020 campaign timeline, including important dates and deadlines.
o Please review this year’s calendar for any action items and deadlines for “Statewide Charities” and let me know if you have any questions.
o Copy of the Texas Attorney General opinion regarding SECC implications of Senate Bill 22
Please carefully review all application details to ensure that you are submitting the correct documentation for your organization.
Questions?
For questions regarding applying as a statewide charity, please contact State Campaign Manager Greg Bennett, 512-694-2872 or greg.bennett@uwtexas.org.
For questions regarding applying as a local charity, please reach out to your Local Campaign Manager (contact info here).
2020 SECC Application Webinar Training
You are welcome to participate in a conference call re: this year’s application, processes, and timeline. This will be a time to ask questions and discuss new developments in this year’s application. Watch this page for call-in date, time and instructions.

How to apply for the 2020 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.

Next Steps

If your organization provides services to two or more non-contiguous metropolitan areas of Texas, please refer to the statewide application information below and contact the State Campaign Manager for any questions.

Note: An organization wishing to apply as a statewide organization must be apply through one of the statewide federations.

If your organization provides services to one local region, please refer to the local application information below and contact your Local Campaign Manager to apply. Need to know which SECC region you serve? Check our SECC region map here.

Application Information + Resources

o 2020 application form

o 2020 application instructions

  • 2020 is a “re-certification” year for all eligible statewide and local charities. See the SPC re-certification letter and page 2 and following of the application instructions for details; 

o SPC re-certification letter

o List of charities eligible for re-certification, due to participation in 2019 campaign and to their still meeting qualifications;

o Sample reconciliation of reconciling total IRS Form 990 expenses and revenue in relation to total audited expenses and revenue

o Application checklist (federations) (federation members) designed to help you as you complete application forms

o 2020 campaign timeline, including important dates and deadlines. Please review this year’s calendar for any action items and deadlines for “Statewide Charities” and let me know if you have any questions.

o Copy of the Texas Attorney General opinion regarding SECC implications of Senate Bill 22

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