Application Process

The 2021 charity application portal is now open! 

The application deadline for independent organizations and federations seeking eligibility is February, 26, 2021. All applications must be submitted electronically through the application module at cfccharities.opm.gov. Applications sent through any other means will not be processed.

Image of heartWant to know more about the CFC?

The Combined Federal Campaign offers charities the opportunity to reach 9 million potential donors across the country and around the world. Watch the 2021 charity participation video! Interested in becoming a CFC-participating charity? Attend you local CFC Charity Briefing (registration coming soon), watch the 2021 CFC Charity Application presentation at GiveCFC.org, or review the 2021 Charity Interest Briefing

To ensure your charity has the opportunity to participate in the 2021 CFC, we are virtually conducting charity application information sessions beginning December 16. Our goal is to provide you the necessary information for a successful application submission and subsequent approval. Please RSVP for one of the sessions listed below using the link for the date you would like to attend.

CFCNCA 2021 Application Briefing Schedule

February:

•        February 17 at   2:00 p.m.    https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1609012701 

Ready to apply?

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 2021 CFC Schedule of Application and Listing Fees has been released by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in CFC Memorandum 2020-03

If you have any questions regarding the application process or How to Apply, 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.

Apply today at cfccharities.opm.gov.

Image of unrestricted fundsImportant 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.