Charities and Federations

SEFA is made up of charitable organizations with 501(c)(3) non-profit status who have applied to participate in this campaign. In compliance with NYS Regulation 9NYCRR Part 355, charities must be approved to participate and are required to re-certify once every three years to ensure that they continue meet all the requirements for participation.

  • New Applications are for charities that are new to the campaign or have lapsed more than one year. Annually, the application period is from December 1 through January 15.
  • Recertification is for charities that participated in the previous campaign year. Annually, the recertification period is from April 1 through May 15.
  • Please see the instructions for completing the application.
  • If you are a participating charity, please review the Participation Overview.
  • If you are a member of a federation, please feel free to reach out to that federation. State/National Federations / United Way Federations
  • SEFA Rules and Regulations