Office of Personnel Management Director Donald J. Devine yesterday approved the inclusion of 149 nonprofit groups in the 1983 Combined Federal Campaign, the federal government's version of such major private charitable drives as the United Way.
While the number of participating groups was the largest ever, according to Devine, the fight for inclusion this year was as acrimonious as any that have taken place since the campaign was broadened three years ago to include "advocacy" groups as well as the traditional health and welfare charities such as CARE or the U.S. Committee for UNICEF.
A total of 28 "advocacy" nonprofit groups were included, though Devine indicated that he was doing so only in response to a court order that the OPM is appealing.
Devine said a decision on the most controversial applicant, Planned Parenthood-World Population, would be made after a hearing this morning to determine if it meets current financial qualifications. Right-to-life groups opposing Planned Parenthood--which, in addition to other counseling and birth-control services, runs abortion clinics--have raised questions about its financial data.
A spokesman for the group yesterday termed the forthcoming hearing "another kangaroo court."
Inclusion in the campaign gives a nonprofit group access to donations by payroll deduction from an estimated 4.7 million civilian and military personnel who work for Uncle Sam. Last year's giving reached $97 million; campaign officials have said they expect this year's total to be more than $100 million.
A list of groups includes (first-time participants indicated by asterisks) National Health Agencies:
AMC Cancer Research Center and Hospital; American Cancer Society; American Diabetes Association; American Heart Association; American Kidney Fund; American Liver Foundation*; American Lung Association; American Paralysis Association; American Parkinson Disease Association*; American Social Health Association; American Tinnitus Assocation*; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of America; Arthritis Foundation; Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States; Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease*; Cooley's Anemia Foundation; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Deafness Research Foundation*.
Epilepsy Foundation of America; Institute of Logopedics*; Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International; Leukemia Society of America; Little People's Research Fund*; Lupus Foundation of America*; March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation; Medic Alert Foundation International; Muscular Dystrophy Association; Myasthenia Gravis Foundation; National Alliance for the Mentally Ill*; National Association for Sickle Cell Disease; National Center for the Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome*; National Easter Seal Society; National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis; National Hemophilia Foundation; National Hospice Organization; National Huntington's Disease Association; National Jewish Hospital and Research Center/National Asthma Center; National Kidney Foundation; National Mental Health Association; National Multiple Sclerosis Society; National Parkinson Foundation*; National Reye's Syndrome Foundation.
National Society for Autistic Children; National Society to Prevent Blindness; National Spinal Cord Injury Association; National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation*; Research to Prevent Blindness; RP Foundation Fighting Blindness; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Tourette Syndrome Association*; Tuberous Sclerosis Association of America; United Cerebral Palsy Associations. International Service Agencies
ACCION International/AITEC*; African Medical & Research Foundation; Africare; American Near East Refugee Aid; CARE; Catholic Relief Services*; Church World Service/CROP; Direct Relief International; Foster Parents Plan; Heifer Project International*; Helen Keller International; Hunger Project*.
International Eye Foundation; International Human Assistance Programs; International Rescue Committee; International Social Service/American branch; Institute for International Development*; Meals for Millions/Freedom From Hunger Foundation; Oxfam America; Pan American Development Foundation*; Pearl S. Buck Foundation; People-to-People Health Foundation (Project HOPE); Project Concern International; Project ORBIS*; Salvation Army World Service Office; Save the Children Federation; Technoserve; Unitarian Universalist Service Committee; United Seamen's Service.
United States Committee for UNICEF; Winrock International Livestock Research and Training Center*; World Education; World Wildlife Fund; Youth for Understanding*; Armed Services YMCA; Boy Scouts of America; Overseas Councils; Boys Club of America*; Girl Scouts of America; Overseas Affiliates; Goodwill Industries International; National Recreation and Park Association; United Service Organizations. National Service Agencies
American Foundation for the Blind; Big-Brother/Big Sisters of America*; LULAC National Educational Service Centers*; Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change; Moral Majority Foundation*; NAACP Special Contribution Fund; National Association for Visually Handicapped*; National Black Child Development Institute*; National Black United Fund; National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse; National HomeCaring Council*; National Recreation and Park Association; Recording for the Blind*; Special Olympics; The 52 Association*; United Black Fund of America*; United Negro College Fund; United Service Organizations; United States Olympic Committee; Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation; Wilderness Society. Groups Admitted as a Result of U.S. District Court Order:
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith*; Capital Legal Foundation; Center for Auto Safety; Center for Science in the Public Interest; Children's Defense Fund; Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund; Federally Employed Women Legal and Education Fund; Food Research and Action Center*; Gray Panthers Project Fund*; Indian Law Resource Center; Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Mental Health Law Project*; Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund*; NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; National Audubon Society; National Child Labor Committee; National Committee for Citizens in Education*; National Council of La Raza*.
National Parks and Conservation Association; National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund; National Right to Work Legal Defense and Education Foundation; Native American Rights Fund; Natural Resources Defense Council; NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund; Pacific Legal Foundation; Public Citizen Foundation*; Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund; Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund.
In addition, several nationally federated groups, including American Red Cross and United Way of America, were included, as were local United Ways, United Funds, Community Chests and other federated groups recognized by the United Way of America. graphics/illustration: CFC poster