Application Process

The 2021 charity application portal is now open! 

The application deadline for independent organizations and federations seeking eligibility is February, 26, 2021. All applications must be submitted electronically through the application module at Applications sent through any other means will not be processed.

Image of heartWant to know more about the CFC?

The Combined Federal Campaign offers charities the opportunity to reach 9 million potential donors across the country and around the world. Watch the 2021 charity participation video! Interested in becoming a CFC-participating charity? Attend you local CFC Charity Briefing (registration coming soon), watch the 2021 CFC Charity Application presentation at, or review the 2021 Charity Interest Briefing

Ready to apply?

All nonprofit organizations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under 26 U.S.C. §501(c)(3) are eligible to apply. Please visit for more information. The 2021 CFC Schedule of Application and Listing Fees has been released by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in CFC Memorandum 2020-03

If you have any questions regarding the application process or How to Apply, please contact Customer Care at [email protected] or 888-232-4935. If you have any policy questions, please contact OPM at [email protected] or 202-606-2564.

Apply today at

Image of unrestricted fundsImportant 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.

  5. OPM has provided a detailed memo to assist charities with filing out the Areas of Service portion of the application (the section in which services delivered are documented).

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