Membership Requirements

There are three simple requirements that must be met in order to be a member with the CFD.

1. Make sure that your organization has an approved Federal IRS 501c3 status.

2. Register your organization with the Office of the Secretary of State in Washington State. Please make sure to provide them with all necessary paperwork. This will ensure that you are listed as a member of the CFD. Additionally, keep your registration with the Office of the Secretary of State in an active status.

3. Submit a CFD Membership Application.

  • Apply for federal 501(c)3 status

    The federal government requires all those seeking to begin a nonprofit to apply for status with the Internal Revenue Service. The CFD currently accepts all nonprofits with a 501(c)3 status. To apply for this status, simply click here.

  • Download a Secretary of State application

    The CFD also requires that your organization register with the Charities Division in the Office of the Secretary of State. To download that application, simply click here.

  • Amend your current Charities Application

    If you have an application on file and you need to change information on it, you can click here and submit the completed application to the Charities Division at any time.

  • Fill out your CFD Charity Application

    Once you have completed your federal status and state application, you are eligible to be a part of the Combined Fund Drive. You can visit our NEW MEMBERS application page by clicking here completing the pre-application. You will then be sent an email to complete the rest of the application.

  • Contact the CFD

    The CFD office is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

    Phone: (360) 902-4162
    Email: cfd@sos.wa.gov
    Address: PO Box 40250, Olympia, WA 98504