Application Process

APPLICATION PROCESS CHARITY APPLICATION PORTAL OPENS DECEMBER 2!

All nonprofit organizations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under 26 U.S.C. §501(c)(3) are eligible to apply for the 2020 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Through the CFC participating charities have the opportunity to reach 9 million potential donors across the country and around the world. Learn more by visiting https://cfccharities.opm.gov  and reviewing applicable fees found in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management document: CFC Memo 2019-07 – 2020 CFC Schedule of Application and Listing Fees  (please link to attached doc) The Charity Application System will close on January 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm (ET).

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.

RESOURCES and APPLICATION CHECKLISTS

2020 CFC Application Checklist for Federations
2020 CFC Application Checklist for Independent Organizations
2020 CFC Application Checklist for FSYP/FSYA Programs

The majority of application related questions can be answered by first reviewing training resources and FAQs. Links to informative videos are listed below.

CFC Application Training Video Series

Welcome Message from the Director, Office of CFC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdXx7xhuWDs&feature=youtu.be

Introduction to the 2020 CFC Application Training Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFJ7gXPw46E&feature=youtu.be

CFC Application System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyU_6RKnB3s&feature=youtu.be

Top 10 Application Mistakes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smFETvIayp8&feature=youtu.be

CFC Application Process and Steps 1-3: Organization Contact Information, Application Type, and Human Health and Welfare Services

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkNKahHtT98&feature=youtu.be

Step 4: Areas of Service

youtu.be/mCGfVk_dNME

Steps 5 and 6: CFC Exemption Status and IRS Determination Letter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTqY3gLfVp4&feature=youtu.be

Step 7: Revenue (Financial Statements)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAcIqa8MqGA&feature=youtu.be  

 

Step 8: IRS Form 990 or Pro Forma Form 990

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIgk-dr5_YY&feature=youtu.be

 

Steps 9-11: AFR, Governing Body, and Verifying Statements

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb1n04opc7Q&feature=youtu.be

Follow on Tasks for the CFC Application

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpfw1FUQaWo&feature=youtu.be

 

CFC Eligibility Decisions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRLPceqY5dY&feature=youtu.be

 

Submitting a DBA Name Request

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOwwnYK-tuM&feature=youtu.be

If you have any further 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.