Applying for Membership

United Way NCA nonprofit members are locally-focused organizations, providing programs and services in the Greater Washington region. Members are represented in public and private sector workplace giving campaigns under the United Way of the National Capital Area federation, and are able to receive donor-designated gifts through these campaigns. To read more about United Way NCA membership, please see the Quick Start Member Guide (PDF).


An application is required annually for current nonprofits who wish to renew their membership as well as new organizations interested in becoming members. United Way NCA’s online application process for membership into the 2017-2018 campaign year opens on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, and closes on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Nonprofit organizations that are interested in membership with United Way NCA must complete a prescreening process that opens in September. Email membership@uwnca.org for more information on the process prior to September.

Special Note for First-Time Applicants

United Way NCA will only accept a limited number of new organizations for each membership year. For more information, please contact Member Services at membership@uwnca.org or call (703) 549-4448 and a team member will assist you.

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