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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 2019:

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 2019:

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 2020-2021 campaign year.

Two in-person workshops and two webinars regarding the  2020-2021 partnership application process are offered to interested nonprofits.

 October 21, 2019:

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 15, 2019:

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

Late applications cannot be accepted.

November  2019 – January 2020:

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

January 2020:

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 January 2020.

January-February 2020:

United Way NCA applies on behalf of approved partner nonprofits for participation in the  2020 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 2020:

United Way NCA applies on behalf of approved, eligible partner nonprofits for participation in the  2020 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.

July 1, 2020:

Partnership campaign year officially begins for applicant organizations and continues through June 30, 2021.

Return to the Applying for Partnership overview page.