Applying for Partnership – Process & Timeline

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

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 in early September.

October

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 upcoming campaign year.

Trainings are hosted regarding the partnership application process.

Mid-October

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.

Mid-November

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

Late applications cannot be accepted.

November-January

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

January

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

January-February

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

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

April-May

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

July 1

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

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