Applying For Partnership

United Way NCA nonprofit partners are locally-focused organizations, providing programs and services in the Greater Washington region.

Partners are represented in public and private sector workplace giving campaigns under the United Way of the National Capital Area federation, and are able to receive donor-designated gifts through these campaigns. To read more about United Way NCA partnership, please see the Partner Quick Start Guide.

An application is required annually for current nonprofits who wish to renew their affiliation with United Way as well as new organizations interested in becoming partners. United Way NCA’s online application process for the 2019-2020 campaign year opens on Thursday, November 1, 2018, and closes on Friday, November 16, 2018. New nonprofit organizations that are interested in partnership with United Way NCA must complete a prescreening process that opens in September.

Email for more information on the process prior to September, and to express interest in Partnership.


To read more about United Way NCA partnership, please see the Partner Quick Start Guide.

Quick Start Guide

2019-2020 Partnership Application

The online application for partnership in the 2019-2020 campaign year will open on Thursday, November 1, 2018, and close on Friday, November 16, 2018. The application will not be accessible until Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Please email or call (703) 549-4448 – Option 1 for more information on the partnership process.

Special Note for First-Time Applicants

United Way NCA will only accept a limited number of new organizations for each partnership year. For more information, please contact Partner Engagement Team at or call (703) 549-4448 – Option 1 and a team member will assist you.

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