UW Combined Fund Drive

Frequently asked questions

How do I change or cancel my gift?
You can email uwcfd@uw.edu and ask to make any changes/cancellations to your account you’d like or simply log in to your myCFD account and take care of making your changes.

Are gifts made through the UWCFD matched?
As a state agency, the UW is unable to match employee gifts. However, some employers allow UWCFD giving to be used as part of a match for their spouse and partner’s matching gift program. Contact uwcfd@uw.edu for more information.

Can I give or make a change at any time during the year or only during the official campaign period?
You are able to add to or adjust your giving year round.

Is there a minimum donation?
Yes. The minimum donation is $1.00 per charity per pay period.

Do my monthly payroll deductions roll over year after year?
Yes, monthly payroll deductions will continue until you complete an updated giving form, make changes to your myCFD account or notify the UWCFD office.

Can I give to my own department fund through the UWCFD?
Yes, you can give to any UW program through the UWCFD. You may find a current listing via the Make a Donation page or write in your own favorite fund.

If my favorite nonprofit organization isn’t listed, can I still give?
If you do not see your charity listed in the search engine on the State CFD site, you may email a request to the state CFD office to invite your charity to apply to the campaign. Once your charity has applied and been assigned a charity code, you may make a pledge.

Are UWCFD contributions tax-deductible?
UWCFD contributions are tax-deductible. Gifts made through payroll deduction will appear on your W-2. This information is also available through Workday. A donation by personal check is tax-deductible in the year the check is written.

Can courtesy appointees, hourly/temporary employees, students, and non-UW employees give through the UWCFD?
Yes. Courtesy appointees, hourly/temporary employees, students, and non-UW employees can give through the UWCFD via personal check. Submit your check with a giving form. Payroll deduction is not available for hourly/temporary employees, students, and non-UW employees.