Applying for Membership

United Way NCA members are locally-focused nonprofit 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 2016-2017 campaign year opens on Monday, November 2, 2015, and closes on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Nonprofit organizations that are interested in membership with United Way NCA must email for more information on the process prior to October.

Special Note for First-Time Applicants

Organizations that are interested in applying for membership with United Way NCA for the 2016-2017 campaign year need to email for more information on the application process. United Way NCA will only accept a limited number of new organizations for each membership year. For more information, please contact Member Services at or call (703) 549-4448 and a team member will assist you.

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