Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) reaches federal workers across various agencies and brings together thousands of donors to support local nonprofit organizations to make a difference in our community. The CFC is the largest and most successful workplace giving campaign in the world, with 2021 marking the CFC’s 60th year. Over the last six decades, federal employees have generously pledged more than $8.5 billion dollars to nonprofit organizations, including many that are United Way NCA nonprofit partners.

United Way NCA would like to extend a special thanks to all federal employees and members of our armed forces that have shown support to CFC. When we Live United, we show strength and unity as a powerful collaborative and, most importantly, we better serve our neighbors who need us. When none are ignored, all will thrive.

United Way NCA CFC Designation Number

United Way of the National Capital Area’s CFC designation number is 31408. We thank all who designate their contributions to our organization and our nonprofit partners. Your donation makes a lasting impact on our community! Click here to give to United Way NCA and our partners through the CFC.

The CFC’s 60th Anniversary

2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). On March 18, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order #10927, which gave authority to the United States Civil Service Commission to organize nonprofit solicitations of federal government employees, thus creating what we know as the CFC. Since its inception, the campaign has raised more than $8.5 billion for charities and people in need.

United Way NCA 2021 CFC Partners

To download the full list of United Way NCA’s participating partners for the 2021 Combined Federal Campaign, click here.

Key Dates for the 2021 CFC

For those participating in the CFC and hosting CFC workplace campaigns this year, please keep these important dates in mind:

Sept. 1: The kickoff date for the 2021 CFC
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Nov. 30: Giving Tuesday
The week of Jan. 10, 2022: Final Campaign Push
Jan. 15, 2022: Final day to give to the CFC

Cause Weeks

Each week during the 2021 CFC, the campaign will focus on a broad charitable cause area and some of its sub-causes. They are selected to represent all 25 National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code areas and they will coincide with some national awareness days and holidays when possible, representing the interests of the CFC donor base.

Plan on extra marketing during weeks that fall under your main areas of focus. The 2021 Cause Week schedule includes:

Week of Sept. 20: Disaster Relief
Week of Sept. 27: Education
Week of Oct.4: Housing & Shelter
Week of Oct. 11: End Poverty
Week of Oct. 18: Arts & Humanities
Week of Oct. 25: Animal Welfare
Week of Nov. 1: Faith-Based
Week of Nov. 8: Military Support
Week of Nov. 15: Children & Family Services
Week of Nov. 22: Food & Nutrition
Week of Nov. 29: Global Health
Week of Dec. 6: Human Rights
Week of Dec. 13: Environmental Protection
Week of Dec. 20: Mental Wellness
Week of Dec. 27: Community Improvement
Week of Jan. 3: Medical Research
Week of Jan. 10: Choose your favorite cause and finish strong!

CFC Messages from VPOTUS Kamala Harris and OPM Director Kiran Ahuja