At United Way NCA, we recognize that only by working together can we create sustained improvements in the quality of life in our region.

United Way NCA can help you engage your current donors, promote your work to new supporters and advocates; and recruit new volunteers. We have one of the largest networks in the nation, which means you will have plenty of opportunities to collaborate, exchange ideas and even create mutually beneficial partnerships that will enhance your services.


How To Apply

Nonprofit organizations that are interested in partnership must complete a prescreening process that opens in September.

Partner Quick Start Guide

Tips and tools for United Way of the National Capital Area nonprofit partner organizations.

Contact Us

If you’d like to speak to someone about becoming a partner, please call 703-549-4448, Option 1 or email partner@uwnca.org.


How does United Way NCA select our CFC partners?

Putting our experience and expertise to the task, we prepare, review and certify our partners’ applications for the annual eligibility process associated with the CFC. If an organization meets United Way NCA’s partnership eligibility requirements, we will submit an application to CFC of the National Capital Area on the organization’s behalf. If approved by the local campaign, you will also be added to the CFC’s Universal Giving list of approved charities.

Tips for a Successful CFC Campaign

Every nonprofit participating in the CFC has a five-digit designation code. Prominently display this code on all of your marketing materials.

Join United Way’s NCA Speakers Bureau. By informing us that your organization wishes to participate in charity fairs, provide presentations and support partner tours, United Way NCA will do its best to engage you in both CFC and private sector campaign events and activities.

United Way NCA is committed to providing outstanding value to our partner organizations and helping you to raise awareness of your mission throughout the region. We recognize that we are all intricately connected and that the success of our shared vision to advance the common good depends on the success of each of us. To help you raise awareness of your mission and maximize your engagement of federal donors, please review the Campaign Success page.

To access CFC logos for use in your campaign, click here.

Partnership Fees

United Way NCA does not charge nonprofit partners a partnership fee to be represented in the community. United Way NCA does not charge additional fundraising or shrinkage fees. The administrative processing fee charged to nonprofit partners is 9.5%. The CFC raised $8,434,866 in 2017 from participation in the CFC of the National Capital Area and CFC Universal Giving.

To find more information on the CFC, visit here.


We can help you fulfill your volunteer needs. Email us at volunteer@uwnca.org.