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 UW Employee 2022-2023 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.

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 UW Employee 2022-2023 Giving Form. Payroll deduction is not available for hourly/temporary employees, students, and non-UW employees.

When do nonprofits receive our donations?
The funds are disbursed quarterly in April, July, October and January.


About the UW Combined Fund Drive