2020 Nonprofit Certification Instructions
for PCFD's only


Certification is open for PCFD’s (aka United Ways) to apply for the 2020 Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work Initiative (OP). A PCFD is an organization responsible for managing the State employee’s campaign in a specified geographic region. PCFDs are selected by the Department of General Services (DGS) on an annual basis. PCFD’s are required to apply for certification every year. A PCFD and its member organizations are required to meet all of the OP Initiative eligibility criteria to include additional terms for PCFD’s. 

PCFD’s apply for certification on behalf of themselves and their partner organizations. This gives each PCFD the opportunity to identify their member organizations and ensure all of them make the certification listing.


Step 1: Download the OP Nonprofit Listing Template and gather all necessary data for each of your member organizations. Please review the list of terms before you start compiling information. Include your PCFD’s information first, and all of your member organization’s information listed after. PCFD’s must apply every year. All information provided must be current and correct. If information is submitted that is not current or accurate, the nonprofit will be denied certification. 

Step 2: You must check that each of your member organizations is a valid 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and in good standing with the Registry of Charitable Trusts to operate or to solicit for charitable purposes in California. An unregistered charity or a registered charity that is delinquent, suspended or revoked is not in good standing. (Gov. Code, § 12599.6, subd. (f)(1); Cal. Code Regs., tit 11, §999.9.4.) A charity that is not in compliance with the registration and reporting requirements listed above, will not be certified in the Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work Initiative. 

Step 3: Each PCFD must download, sign and then upload the signed copy of the 2020 PCFD Agreement. This agreement must be signed by your CEO. 

Step 4: Once you have completed your OP nonprofit listing and completed the PCFD agreement you can apply and attach your listing spreadsheet and signed agreement form. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2020. We will not accept late submissions.

Step 5: We will notify you of your PCFD approval status and your member organizations status by mid-April. You are responsible for notifying your member organizations of their approval or denied status in this campaign.

For any questions, please contact OPcertification@uwccr.org.