Application Process

Interested in applying for the 2022 Campaign? Click here to read more about why participating in the CFC is a great opportunity for your charity! 


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The Combined Federal Campaign offers charities the opportunity to reach 9 million potential donors across the country and around the world. Watch the 2022 charity participation video! Interested in becoming a CFC-participating charity? Attend your local CFC Charity Briefing this fall. The 2022 application process will begin December 2021.

The application deadline for independent organizations and federations seeking eligibility is January 31, 2022. All applications must be submitted electronically through the application module. Applications sent through any other means will not be processed. 


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.

  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.