The application for 2016-17 United Way California Capital Region certification is now open for local nonprofits. Last year, we used a streamlined process for certification through a new application for one or both of the following: the United Way private sector campaign (general United Way certification) and the Our Promise – California State Employees Giving at Work campaign. The deadline for 2016-17 United Way certification is March 1, 2016.
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.
This year, United Way California Capital Region is partnering with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation by offering a bypass to complete the traditional United Way certification process to all health and human service agencies that completed their GivingEdge profile for the 2016 Big Day of Giving by the January 8, 2016 deadline. United Way will use the data you provided in your GivingEdge profile as the basis of our certification process. If you submitted a GivingEdge profile for the BIG Day of Giving, please note that your profile will not be available for viewing until April 1, 2016.
To take advantage of this opportunity, United Way will still need you to log into the certification portal to indicate that you have an active GivingEdge profile and answer some supplemental questions.
If you have not participated in the Big Day of Giving and/or not completed your Giving edge profile you will need to complete the entire United Way online certification process.
If you are currently certified and need your unique certification portal link sent, please contact Jennifer Minett at email@example.com.
For nonprofits brand new to agency certification, click here to receive your unique portal log in information.
Basic requirements for United Way certification:
Must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
Must have headquarters or have programs that directly serve one or all of the following counties: Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and/or Yolo.
Must have a minimum of 2 full years of financial history as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. You will be asked to provide financial reports such as tax form 990s or profit/loss statements to verify.
Your organization must NOT be a church or school. Additionally, we do not accept organizations such as PTAs, or school sports teams. We will accept nonprofits that operate on behalf of a school or service organizations that are fiscally sponsored by a church.
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.
For questions regarding GivingEdge, please contact Jeannie Howell, Community Impact Officer at the Sacramento Region Community Foundation at email@example.com.
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