Charity Application Resources for 2024

Blue and Red CFC logoAbout the CFC

The CFC is one of the largest and most successful annual workplace campaigns, raising millions of dollars each year for organizations like yours. As the only authorized charitable solicitation in the entire Federal workforce, the CFC offers access to a critical source of unrestricted funds and an inexpensive way to attract new donors from the Federal community. Federal employees have the opportunity to give to any participating CFC charity, not just the local charities in their CFC zone. This option to support thousands of organizations allows donors to give to causes like finding cures for diseases, supporting military families, promoting equality for all, youth development, and more, regardless of geographic location.

Application Training

Laptop graphic with the Charity Application Online Training ScreenAccess our updated and user-friendly Online Training System for Charity Applications. The training walks through the entire application process and provides tips and guidance to ensure your application is approved. We recommend you review this training in its entirety before starting your application. And if you have two monitors, have the training open on one monitor and the CFC Charity Application System open on the other.

Watch the recording from the Charity Application Overview Briefing held on Tuesday, Nov 14. 

Watch the recording from the Charity Application Briefing for new charities or staff members completing the CFC application for the first time. This briefing was held on Thursday, Nov 16.

Still have questions about the application process?

Make plans to attend one of our Live Q&A sessions on Zoom. The charity application experts from OPM's Office of CFC will be on hand to answer your questions. NOTE: These sessions require pre-registration. Click below to register and receive further details on accessing the sessions.

Ready to Apply?

The online Charity Application System is now open! The deadline to complete your application is Jan. 31, 2024. Late applications will be accepted through Feb. 29, 2024, but late fees will apply. 

Note: The online Charity Application System is more secure than ever. Users will now be validated through Already have a account? Great! If the email you use for is the same as your Charity Application System email, you are good to go. If you do not have a account, you can register for one now - just be sure you use the same email you will use to access the Charity Application System.

2024 Eligibility Determination Timeline

Grey calendar icon with a $ and a stick figureDec 1, 2023 - CFC Online Application System opens

Jan 31, 2024 - Regulatory deadline for 2024 CFC applications and pay application fee

Feb 29, 2024 - Late filing deadline for 2024 CFC applications (late fee will be assessed)

Jun 10, 2024 - Target date for OPM to notify organizations of eligibility decisions

Jun 24, 2024 - Last day to file an appeal (appeals must be submitted no later than 10 business days after notification)

Aug 9, 2024 - Target date for decisions by OPM on all appeals

Aug 16, 2024 - Regulatory deadline for approved charities to complete listing information and pay listing fee

Aug 28, 2024 - Target date to issue the 2024 CFC Charity List

Aug 30, 2024 - Late filing deadline for approved charities to complete listing information and pay late listing fee
                         Note: Late-listing charities may not appear in the PDF version fo the Charity List brochure.

Resource Library

Pencil and paper iconClick on the links below to download each resource.

Charity Application User Guide - a comprehensive walkthrough of the application process in PDF format.

2024 CFC Fee Schedule - revised application and listing fees for the 2024 CFC

CFC Memo 2018-09 - OPM memo with guidance on Step 4 of the application process: Areas of Service

Areas of Service Examples - concrete examples of what to include in the Areas of Service portion of your application

"Doing Business As" - if your charity uses a DBA, review these instructions

Application Review Checklist - three versions available to help ensure your application is complete: for federations, for independent or member charities, for FSYA/FSYP/MWR organizations

Pro Forma 990 - if you don't actually file a 990 with the IRS, you will need to complete the highlighted portions of this form to submit with your application 2021 Pro Forma 990 and 2022 Pro Forma 990

Sample Financial Statements - Wondering about the differences between reviewed financial statements and audited financial statements? Check out these samples.

Need a print copy? - Follow these instructions to print your application or print your application fee receipt.

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