Process & Timeline

Applications for partnership with United Way NCA are accepted on an annual basis from eligible, locally-based nonprofits who meet our current criteria requirements. Please note the upcoming, important dates included as part of the eligibility process:

September 2018:

Email communications from United Way NCA are sent to the primary representatives of partner organizations with their acceptance into the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of the National Capital Area, including their 5-digit designation code.

Prescreening process for new applicants opens.

October 2018:

Email communications from United Way NCA are sent to the CEOs and primary representatives of partner organizations with a formal invitation to apply to the 2019-2020 campaign year.

Two in-person workshops and a webinar regarding the 2019-2020 partnership application process are offered to interested nonprofits.

November 1, 2018:

Online partnership application opens at 9:00 a.m.

United Way NCA nonprofit partners and new applicants must submit a complete application via the online application system. The application system cannot be accessed before the opening date and time.

November 16, 2018:

Online partnership application closes at 5:00 p.m.

Late applications cannot be accepted.

November 2018 – January 2019:

Partnership application submissions are received. Upon review, Partner Engagement representatives may contact the applicant organization for additional information.

January 2019:

Email communications from United Way NCA are sent to applicant organizations with notification of their acceptance status. Formal acceptance notices are sent electronically in late February 2019.

January-February 2019:

United Way NCA applies on behalf of approved partner nonprofits for participation in the 2019 CFC of the National Capital Area.

In the months following the submissions, Partner Engagement staff may contact applicants regarding issues encountered with their applications.

March-April 2019:

United Way NCA applies on behalf of approved, eligible partner nonprofits for participation in the 2019 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.

July 1, 2019:

Partnership campaign year officially begins for applicant organizations and continues through June 30, 2020.

Return to the Applying for Partnership overview page.