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United Way of Pierce County is the Principal Combined Fund Organization (PCFO) for the CFC of South Puget Sound.

The PCFO is the charitable organization selected by the Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) to administer the
local campaign. The PCFO operates under the direction
and control of the LFCC.

CFC Application Process


Charity applications for 2016:

2016 Application for Local Independent Organizations and Federation Member Agencies

    Supplemental Guidance for Required Local Attachment "A"

    Attachment "E" Template

    Pro Forma 990 Guide

    Local Independent Organizations and Federation Members Application Self-Checklist

2016 Local Federations Application

  Attachment "A" Federation Members Info Spreadsheet

  Local Federation Application Self-Checklist

2016 Family Support and Youth Activities Application

  Sample Commander's Letters

  Family Support and Youth Activities Application Self-Checklist

ALL APPLICATIONS are due Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by 4 p.m.

Mail completed applications to:

CFC South Puget Sound (Attn: Kelvin Ceasar)
1501 Pacific Avenue, 4th Floor
Tacoma, WA 98402.

Agencies are encouraged to submit their applications prior to March 23,2016 to allow CFC staff an opportunity to do a courtesy review before the due date.

In accordance with CFC regulations, applicants submitting missing, incomplete, or out-of-date documents will not be permitted to correct their applications during the Eligibility Committee review process. The CFC staff will review applications on a first-come first-serve basis and contact you if we find any discrepancies.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kelvin Ceasar at (253) 597-4257 or

Records Retention Policy for all CFC Participants

The governing CFC regulation (5 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 950), paragraph 950.604 directs that "Federations, PCFO's and other participants in the CFC shall retain documents pertinent to the campaign for at least three campaign years. Documents requested by OPM must be made available within 10 business days of the request." All CFCs across the country have been instructed to remind participants about records retention. Typically, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) may ask for federation and/or agency documents when a local CFC is being audited. However, OPM may also ask for records at other times, as required. OPM interprets the records retention requirement to mean the "current year plus three full campaign years." Thus, federations must maintain their member CFC applications for the current year plus three. Additionally, federations and unaffiliated agencies must keep CFC records such as applications, reports and letters on file for the same specified period. For example, for 2015 retain the following records: Current year plus complete records for campaign years 2014, 2013 and 2012. You can download current CFC Regulations and the 2015 Application by going to

































1501 Pacific Ave  •  P.O. Box 2215  •  Tacoma, WA 98401  •  253-597-4257