The United Way Agency Certification application for 2016-17 is now closed. Certification for 2017-18 will open in January 2017.
PLEASE note that United Way is no longer acting as a federation for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). If you are interested in being certified for the CFC campaign, you should complete their application located at http://www.norcalcfc.org.
If you want to become certified with Our Promise (state campaign), your organization will be independent and not a part of the federation or PCFD.
Being a certified nonprofit partner with United Way is special. It means you can be effective, transparent and dedicated to improving people’s lives in our community.
We thank you as our partner or future partner for taking the time to ensure that our mutual donors’ dollars are being used as effectively as possible. We know that our certification process is strenuous, and it is our goal to help decrease the stress of this process as much as possible without sacrificing our mutual standards.
We also know certification gives our donors the confidence to give to our family of nonprofit organizations without any hesitation over whether we have the community’s best interest in mind. We will brag about you online, we will chat you up in meetings and at employer site visits, and your agency’s name will be highlighted in our annual materials.
For questions, please contact Tom Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-368-3050. Due to a high volume of interest, please email questions for a faster response.
United Way’s Day of Caring has grown exponentially since it’s creation in 2013. In order to accommodate our active volunteers and the community need, we’ve transformed into a WEEK of Caring! Volunteers will now be able to pick a project that fits their schedule and is more flexible for our non-profit partners. The event is once again sponsored by Nationwide, and the week will kick-off with an exciting morning rally at the brand new Golden 1 Center on Monday, October 3.
United Way California Capital Region seeks partners to serve as hosts for volunteer projects throughout our five county region (Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo Counties). We want to partner with nonprofits, school sites, community centers, and beyond! Last year concluded with 1,000 volunteers in just one day. This year, with our new format, we hope to mobilize more than 1,500 volunteers throughout the week-long event.
Your clients can save their hard-earned dollars and see if they qualify for valuable state and federal tax credits by using FREE services before Monday, April 18, this year’s tax filing deadline.
Our VITA site appointments are full, but they can still self-file online at MyFreeTaxes.com if their household income was $62K or less in 2015. The website sponsored by United Way and powered by H&R Block software saves users an average of $200 in tax preparation fees. All they need is a valid email address and their income forms such as a W2, 1099, 1098, etc. The site includes certified tax help in English and Spanish via chat and phone.
Filers can earn up to $6K through the state and federal Earned Income Tax Credits. California now offers its own Earned Income Tax Credit (Cal EITC) starting with calendar year 2015 tax returns. If they owe taxes, the EITC reduces the amount of taxes they might owe and may allow them a refund when they file their taxes. If they do not owe taxes, the EITC tax credit will provide them with a tax refund when they file their taxes.
Summer is fast approaching! At United Way California Capital Region, we want all children to have access to quality summer education. If your organization has a summer education program we can include the information on our website in order to make it easier for parents to find summer programming.
If you would like for your summer program to be placed on our website, please send the following information to Corey.Mohrien@uwccr.org:
Main Site Location
Program Site Locations
What neighborhoods and school districts your organization serves
What zip codes your organization serves
We have received some inquiries about United Way hosting a nonprofit leadership summit again. The short answer is no, but the long and exciting answer is that we are planning something even bigger for 2016!
Over the next six months, United Way will be working with community leaders, nonprofits, school districts, companies and individuals to develop a comprehensive action plan that will allow everyone involved to put together a common agenda that addresses the greatest needs in our communities. As many of you may be familiar with the term – it’s called Collective Impact.
United Way California Capital Region has proudly joined over 1,000 other United Ways, United Way Worldwide and the FamilyWize community partnership to organize and coordinate community-wide distribution of free prescription drug discount cards.
Many of our 400+ corporate partners are anxious to have a meaningful experience working either to improve your facility or directly with the population you serve, all while learning more about the good work your organization does.
So let’s get started!
Create your own agency profile
Post your volunteer opportunities
Post your community events/fundraisers
Promote your projects and events to your donors
& Let the Volunteer Center handle the administrative work