Application Process

CHARITY INFORMATION

CFC-participating charities wanting to learn more about how to get the most out of CFC participation can visit our Charity Resources page for tools and materials, download our Charity Engagement Guide, and enter their ZIP code in the search above to learn more about the CFC in their local area.
Are you a charity interested in participating in the 2021 CFC?
Join the 2021 CFC Charity Application Training:
•   Register for Part I1:00 pm EST, Wednesday, Dec. 2
•   Register for Part II: 1:00 pm EST, Thursday, Dec. 3
•   Register for a Live Q&A Chat: 2:30 pm EST, Thursday, Dec. 3

CHARITY APPLICATION PORTAL

The 2020 charity application portal is currently closed. Please stay tuned for more information on being a part of the 2021 Combined Federal Campaign! 

The Combined Federal Campaign offers charities the opportunity to reach 9 million potential donors across the country and around the world. Interested in becoming a CFC-participating charity? Watch the 2020 charity participation video, attend one of our charity briefings during December and January, or review the charity participation presentation to learn more. 

All nonprofit organizations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under 26 U.S.C. §501(c)(3) are eligible to apply. Please visit cfccharities.opm.gov for more information. The 2020 CFC Schedule of Application and Listing Fees has been released by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in CFC Memorandum 2019-07. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Customer Care at [email protected] or 888-232-4935. If you have any policy questions, please contact OPM at [email protected] or 202-606-2564.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. All organizations must apply each year whether they are required to provide a full application or a verification application.

  2. All organizations must pay the application fee whether they provide a full application or a verification application.

  3. Providing a verification application does not mean your organization has been automatically approved for participation in that campaign.

  4. All approved organizations must pay the listing fee to be included on the CFC Charity List. Listing fees are due prior to the start of the fall campaign. OPM will notify approved charities of the listing fee deadline in the summer.

  5. OPM has provided a detailed memo to assist charities with filing out the Areas of Service portion of the application (the section in which services delivered are documented).

For more information, please visit the CFC Charity Administration Center.