The Nonprofit Unemployment Fund

We Save Nonprofits Money

Every year The NU Fund helps hundreds of Nonprofits Save millions of dollars on their unemployment expenses.

Learn how your Nonprofit can save money with The NU Fund:

Did you know that Nonprofits have the RIGHT to not pay State Unemployment Taxes? It's true.

In 1972 the Federal government enacted legislation that gave 501(c)(3) organizations the option of paying out their own Unemployment Benefits.

Each year thousands of Nonprofits across the country save millions of dollars on their Unemployment Expenses by utilizing this tax break.

The mission of the Nonprofit Unemployment Fund is simple: To help Nonprofits save money on their Unemployment expenses by exercising this right.


Our core services include:

Reduction of Expenses

We help Nonprofits leave the unemployment tax system.

Claims Management

We monitor and manage all Unemployment Claims submitted by our members.


We provide Representation at any hearing in which a member wants to protest a claim.

HR Hotline

We offer unlimited access to a dedicated HR hotline that can be used for any HR issue, not just unemployment.

Savings Account

We help your organization establish a Savings Account so that funds are available in case of higher than expected Unemployment Claims.

Education Programs

We offer continuing Education Programs that ensure members' policies as always up to date.

State Audit

We audit the State for accuracy.

Contest a Claim

We contest a claim for a Nonprofit if they want.


We provide catastrophic claims insurance for those that want it in case claims are VERY high.

Legal Advice Hotline

We offer complimentary consultations with an attorney who specializes in legal issues facing Nonprofits.

Group Purchasing Program

Membership to a Group Purchasing Program that is specifically designed to provide supplies for Nonprofits.

Workers' Compensation

We can bundle your Workers' Comp Insurance with our unemployment program to save your organization even more money.

About The NU Fund

The Nonprofit Unemployment Fund was founded in order to help Nonprofits no longer pay State Unemployment Taxes (SUI) and pay out their own Unemployment benefits. By exercising this right, Nonprofits typically save thousands of dollars a year.

In addition to helping Nonprofits opt out of their State's Unemployment Tax system, The NU Fund monitors and manages the unemployment claims of each of its members.

The NU Fund also helps its members slowly build up a Savings Account. These funds are set aside to be used in years when the member has higher than anticipated unemployment claims.

Lastly, only Nonprofits that will save money by joining The NU Fund are allowed to become members. If a Nonprofit is financially better off staying with their State's Unemployment Tax program, they will always be advised to do so.

Find out if your Nonprofit will save money with the Nonprofit Unemployment Fund:


Why choose The NU Fund?

The single biggest benefit of becoming a member of The Nonprofit Unemployment Fund is the reduction in Unemployment Expenses for those Nonprofits that join.

Ancillary benefits such as claims management services, representation at hearings, a dedicated HR Hotline, auditing of the State and establishing a Savings Account are also integral pieces of The NU Fund and help it achieve its mission: To Save Nonprofits Money.

With our experienced claims management team and dedicated service providers, The NU Fund is always here to help.


What Nonprofits are saying about The NU Fund

"We love the NU Fund for saving our agency thousands of dollars in unemployment insurance. Because of this we are able to use these savings in other areas which benefit our clients. Their level of service is above and beyond."

— Hector G.,
Director of Finance
Good Samaritan Shelter

"We were using a different vendor for our unemployment services prior to switching to NU Fund, and the switch was as seamless as it could have been. In addition to saving us thousands per year, NU Fund is always very helpful, immediately responsive, friendly, and overall just wonderful to work with."

— Annie P.,
Manager, Benefits and HR Administration
The Tides Center

"It has been my great pleasure working with Mr. Woody Clark since November 2010. He is proficient and knowledgeable in managing our unemployment fund. The customer service we have received has been excellent. First Class."

— Sophia J.,
Finance Director
Second Harvest Food Bank

"I highly recommend The Nonprofit Unemployment Fund ( as a provider of complete unemployment claims management and fund administration services for non-profit organizations. The company’s owner, Woody Clark, is knowledgeable, accessible and very responsive in addressing any administrative and operational issues/questions. There is depth of experience in the areas of administering unemployment claims and controlling unemployment costs, thus achieving savings in staff time and claims costs. I have had very good experience in my interactions with NUFUND. They truly look after the benefits of their clients."

— Anita L.,
Vice President, Finance and Administration
American Lung Association in California

"We have enjoyed a good working relationship with Woody and the NUFUND organization. Woody has always been diligent in returning our calls and addressing our needs. We saved approximately 30% in reduced program costs by switching to the NUFUND organization from our previous membership and the NUFUND handled most of the transition on their end. I have enjoyed the excellent customer service provided by Woody and his staff. Additionally, the TALX support with unemployment claims and/or hearings have been wonderful. The hearing representatives have been very helpful and extremely knowledgeable of the hearing process."

— Frances D.,
Director, Human Resources
Association for Retarded Citizens Stanislaus

"My staff appreciates the administrative support provided by your claims management department and we have been effectively represented at unemployment claims hearings. Your administrative fees are significantly lower than what we were previously paying. In addition, I appreciate the education and training materials you have provided, which are useful in training our supervisory staff. You are consistently available for our calls and it is a pleasure to do business with you."

— Sherie L.,
EnTrust Community Services

"Since we have been with The NU Fund, we've been able to reduce our bookkeeping time. NU's system is very straight forward and charges are very clear. We keep a zero balance allowing us to keep the funds in the bank. We have been very happy with the customer service. Woody has always been responsive to answer question or help when needed."

— Sally L.,

"UCP of the North Bay has been a member of The NU Fund since January of 2012. Since then, our tax dollars have turned into program dollars for our organization. We have projected to save $65,000 per year and increasing as our payroll increases.

Also, The NU Fund charges lesser administrative fees compared to other third party administrators. They also provide HR supports with HR professionals, tools and information to assist us in managing our personnel division.

The NU Fund has provided us with excellent service that have exceeded our expectations.Thanks to Woody and his staff for their efforts and support to our non-profit mission."

— Ludy A.,
UCP of the North Bay

"After 30 years in the for profit sector, the special opportunity that non-profits have to self-insure their Unemployment Insurance was a new concept to me. The self-insurance program allows the non-profit employer to put their reserves to work for them and have more control on the financial impact of this program rather than having them tied up with the state’s UI program.

When you approached me three years ago, you presented us with a path to make a great program even better. Through your sound investment program for our reserves, NU Fund has saved us thousands of dollars in annual costs and returned a portion of the reserves that had been underperforming with our former fund manager.

Your team has been easy to deal with, always open to our questions. The reporting has been timely and accurate – much appreciated by our CFO and Controller. Finally, the coordination of our claims representation with TALX has been strong and easy to manage. I don’t recall losing any challenges that we determined to deny compensability. As I mentioned, Woody, you have a great program that deserves to be well known."

— Bill B.,
Vice President, Human Resources
North Hawaii Community Hospital

"Why didn’t you call me sooner?"

— Dr. Les H.,
President and CEO
I.C.D New York

Receive a Free Evaluation

Use the quick evaluation form below to find out if your Nonprofit will save money with the Nonprofit Unemployment Fund.

Or give us a call at 888-FUND-001 or (805) 772-9800

Contact Person
Telephone Number
Zip Code
Pay State Unemployment Taxes         Pay Your Own Claims
Current Unemployment Tax Rate
Total Gross Annual Payroll (For Last Year)
Total SUI Taxable Payroll (For Last Year)

Total Amount ($) of Unemployment Benefits Paid for:


Mailing Address:

The Nonprofit Unemployment Fund

898 Main Street, Suite B
Morro Bay, CA 93442

Phone: 888-FUND-001 or
             (805) 772-9800
Fax: (805) 772-9801
Business Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PST

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