2017 CFC Charity Application

The deadline for charities to apply to participate in the fall 2017 CFC has passed.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently opened its new online charity application system. All local, national and international charities and federations interested in being included in the 2017 CFC have until the deadline of January 31, 2017 (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 28, 2017) complete an application.

To get started, visit: CFCcharities.opm.gov.

Applicants are encouraged to review OPM's recent memoranda with information on application requirements and the newly instituted structure for application and listing fees.

CFC Memo 2016-06 - Schedule of Application and Listing Fees

CFC Memo 2016-07 - Local Federation Applications

CFC Memo 2016-08 - 2017 Application Templates

Please contact OPM's Customer Care Center at 888-232-4935 if you have questions regarding the use of the online application system.

Please contact OPM directly at 201-606-2564 or cfc@opm.gov if you have policy questions. OPM will schedule application training sessions in January.


1.) All organizations must apply each year whether they are required to provide a full application or a verification application. 

2.) All organizations must pay the application fee whether they provide a full application or a verification application.

3.) Providing a verification application does not mean your organization has been automatically approved for participation in that campaign.