Combined Federal Campaign

United Way NCA would like to extend a very special thank you to all of the member nonprofits that have shown support to the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area through their active engagement and participation at speaking and tabling opportunities. The 2013 campaign is now closed. This year you have all made it possible and have improved the lives of individuals and families in the national capital area.

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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 Combined Federal Campaign (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 of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) 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.  By Living United we are able to show strength and unity as a powerful collaborative, and, most importantly, continue to help our neediest neighbors.

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  1. The theme for this year is Make It Possible.
  2. 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 CFCNCA, Chesapeake Bay Area CFC, and Potomac CFC on the organization's behalf.
  3. Every charity participating in the Combined Federal Campaign has a five digit designation code. Your five-digit code will be the same in all four campaigns that United Way NCA and its member organizations participate in. Prominently display this code on all your marketing materials.
  4. The CFC code for United Way of the National Capital Area is #31408.
  5. To join United Way's NCA agency tours and speakers 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.
  6. 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!
  7. United Way NCA is committed to providing outstanding value to our member organizations and assisting you to raise awareness of your mission throughout the region. We recognize that we are all intricately connected and that 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.
The United Way of the National Capital Area (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. Administrative processing fee charged member nonprofits was 9%. CFC amount raised of $14,256,696 from participation in the CFC of the National Capital Area, Chesapeake Bay CFC, and St. Mary’s County CFC. Fundraising costs paid by United Way NCA were $1,668,425, of which $1,261,198 were recovered through administrative processing fee.