To participate, each charity must submit an application to CFC every year.
For charities that are local to the DC area, the application is completed through the CFCNCA website. More information regarding the local charity application process can be found at the Charity Applications section of CFCNCA's website. This section will be updated with information for the 2016 Campaign application process in early fall 2015.
For national and international charities, the application is completed through OPM; find more information at OPM's Information for Charities webpage.