Application Process

2019 Application Deadline Extended to February 22nd. View CFC Memorandum 2019-02.

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 2019 CFC Schedule of Application and Listing Fees has been released by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in CFC Memorandum 2018-10.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Customer Care at or 888-232-4935. If you have any policy questions, please contact OPM at or 202-606-2564.


  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

View Online Recording to 2019 CFC Admissions Educational Session Webinar


OPM no longer conducts courtesy reviews of CFC applications. Charities are encouraged to utilize the Completeness Review Checklist to ensure that the application meets CFC eligibility requirements. Do not submit the checklist to OPM.

Please select the correct checklist below for your organization.

RSVP FOR Charity Application TRAINING

We will be providing in person charity application training in your zone! Please RSVP for training below. Charity Application Training Topics: How to apply for the 2019 campaign, concerns from this year, features of the application system, 2018 results and why a charity can’t afford not to participate in the CFC. To RSVP for a training session near you please complete the RSVP Form here.

For questions regarding this training – email