Application to participate with Combined Federal Campaign


U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is modernizing all aspects of the Combined Federal Campaign’s (CFC) operations. The application process
for charities has been standardized nationally.
The deadline for charities/federations to apply to participate in this year's campaign has been extended until Friday, March 17, 2017, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern). This extension was announced by OPM on Tuesday afternoon, February 28, 2017.

Applications must be submitted electronically; paper applications are no longer accepted.

Please familiarize yourself with this information...

CFC Memorandum 2016-08       2017 Application Templates 

Templates provide outline of all information needed to be entered into the online system


Application cycles

Full applications will be required every three years, based on each approved organization’s unique five-digit CFC code. Subsequent information will be required annually.

OPM e-mail (Dec. 14, 2016) 

Roster of application years and CFC zones
Note: Tentative new name for Miami Valley CFC will be Ohio CFC Zone, identified in Zone column as Z028.


Charities/federations pay fees which will offset the cost of running the campaign and, in due course, increasing transparency and predictability.

CFC Memorandum 2016-06       2017 CFC Schedule of Application and Listing Fees

Fee FAQs


Contact OPM directly with all questions…
Direct              202/606.2564

If your organization does not participate with CFC and would like to learn more about the application process, contact OPM for pertinent information.


Eligibility Requirements
Any non-profit organization with current 501(c)(3) status from the IRS and having a service office in Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby or Warren counties in Ohio may apply to participate with Miami Valley CFC. There is no fee to apply however non-profit organizations must meet criteria established by Office of Personnel Management (OPM). To view the federal regulations outlining local eligibility requirements, click here.

Thousands of local, national and international non-profit organizations are approved to participate with CFC each year. Federal employees choose the approved non-profit organizations to which they want to contribute. There is no guarantee that non-profit organizations participating with any CFC will receive donations.

CFC Disbursement Process vast majority of Federal employee contributions made to non-profit organizations through Miami Valley CFC are fulfilled by payroll deduction. Miami Valley CFC begins receiving payroll deductions in January of each year for pledges made during the preceding campaign. For example, in January 2017 payroll processing centers will begin forwarding funds collected for pledges made during the 2016 campaign.
Organizations receiving pledges from the 2016 campaign can expect to receive notification of the amount directed to their charity by Office of Personnel Management's March 15, 2017, deadline.
Financial transactions on this website are processed by the United Way of Greater Dayton Area. United Way of Greater Dayton Area is the Federation for 43 charities that participated with the Miami Valley Combined Federal Campaign in 2016.
For additional information, check out the OPM/CFC website: