Application Process

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.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Customer Care at support@cfccharities.org or 888-232-4935. If you have any policy questions, please contact OPM at cfc@opm.gov or 202-606-2564.

IMPORTANT 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.

For more information, please visit the CFC Charity Administration Center.
 

Overview of the CFC Program and Application Process (Video)

2019 CFC Application Training (Video)

2018 Application Training for Federation

2019 Application Training for Independent and Member Organizations