United Way Nonprofit Certification


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. 

The nonprofit certification process is now closed. To get on the list for the next certification cycle (2022-2023), fill out the form below.

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 nonprofit’s name will be highlighted in our annual materials.

For questions, please contact Tom Bennett at tom.bennett@uwccr.org or 916-368-3050. Due to a high volume of interest, please email questions for a faster response.

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.northerncaliforniacfc.org.