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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 2015 are closed. Watch for more information on the 2016 Campaign later this year.



2015 Application for Local Independent Organizations and Federation Member Agencies (Word)

2015 Local Federations Application (Word)
Attachment A – spreadsheet (required for Federations)  

2015 Family Support & Youth Activities (Military MWR or Federal Workplace Childcare Activity) – (Word)

Sample Commander Letter for MWRs (Word and PDF)

CFC Memo 2014-2016 Adjacent and Statewide Presence

2009 CFC Memo – Guidance on Revised IRS Form 990

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

The application process has begun and complete applications can be mailed to Care OF: CFC South Puget Sound (Attn: Kelvin Ceasar) 1501 Pacific Avenue, 4th Floor Tacoma, WA 98402. Agencies are encouraged to submit their applications prior to the below deadlines to allow CFC staff an opportunity to do a courtesy review before the due date.

ALL APPLICATIONS are due Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4 p.m.

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






























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