Participating in the Combined Federal Campaign

United Way NCA would like to extend a very special thank you to all of the federal employees and donors who have shown support to the Combined Federal Campaign. Through your support, you have made it possible to improve the lives of individuals and families in the national capital area. Thank you for making a choice to Live United.

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The CFC reaches federal workers across various agencies, and brings together thousands of donors to support local nonprofit organizations and make a difference in our community. The CFC is the largest and most successful workplace giving campaign in the world. Over the last five decades, federal employees have generously pledged more than $7 billion dollars to nonprofit organizations, including many that are United Way NCA nonprofit members.

United Way NCA would like to extend a special thanks to all member nonprofits that have shown support to CFC through active engagement of speaking and tabling opportunities.  When we Live United we show strength and unity as a powerful collaborative, and, most importantly, we better serve our neighbors who need us. The CFC code for United Way of the National Capital Area is #31408.

Tips for Participating in the CFC Campaign

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  1. Putting our experience and expertise to the task, we prepare, review and certify our members' applications for the annual eligibility process associated with the CFC. If an organization meets United Way NCA's membership eligibility requirements, we will submit an application to CFC of the National Capital Area on the organization's behalf. If approved by the local campaign, you will be also added to the CFC's Univeral Giving list of approved charities. 

  2. Every nonprofit participating in the CFC has a five-digit designation code. Your five-digit code will be the same in all campaign areas where United Way NCA and its member organizations participate. Prominently display this code on all of your marketing materials.

  3. To join United Way's NCA speaker’s bureau, click here. By informing us that your organization wishes to participate in charity fairs, provide presentations and support member tours, United Way NCA will do its best to engage you in both CFC and private sector campaign events and activities.

  4. During CFC campaign season, should your organization be invited to participate in a CFC event that United Way NCA has not arranged for you, please complete this brief online form. To support relationship building and event follow-up, and increase the number of speaking engagements and charity fair opportunities throughout the entire campaign, we need your feedback!

  5. United Way NCA is committed to providing outstanding value to our member organizations and helping you to raise awareness of your mission throughout the region. We recognize that we are all intricately connected and that the success of our shared vision to advance the common good depends on the success of each of us. To help you raise awareness of your mission and maximize your engagement of federal donors, please review the Outreach page.

United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) does not charge nonprofit members a membership fee to be represented in the community. United Way NCA does not charge additional fundraising or shrinkage fees. The administrative processing fee charged nonprofit members was 9%. The CFC amount raised ($10,748,844) was from participation in the CFC of the National Capital Area and CFC Universal Giving. Fundraising costs paid by United Way NCA were $989,956 of which $954,987 were recovered through the administrative processing fee.