I am proud of the commitment made by California State Employees to build stronger communities not only through your work at the state, but also by your charitable contributions to the Our Promise initiative.
Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work was established in 1957 to provide a single charitable fund-raising drive in the State community. Our Promise offers California State employees the opportunity to utilize payroll deduction to support charitable organizations they feel passionate about. The Department of General Services provides oversight of this campaign and the enabling regulations are found in the California Administrative Code.
For over 50 years, Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work has shown our commitment and dedication to communities; its impact is truly historic, and has been the single largest effort among our 300,000 plus state employees to support charitable programs. This is our promise to California.
Lawfully established in 1957, CA Govt Code §13923, Our Promise gives State employees the right to donate to their chosen nonprofits directly through payroll deduction.
The Department of General (DGS) selects the organization best qualified to manage Our Promise in a designated geographical area. These organizations are known as Principal Combined Fund Drives (PCFD) and are traditionally local United Ways. There are 25 PCFD’s included in the 2016 campaign.
Some of the ways in which the local PCFD facilitates the campaign:
Delivering of pledge forms to local offices for each department
Serving as a liaison between the PCFD and the state department and their employees in that region
Assisting volunteers with all Our Promise materials
Coordinating volunteers and speakers for meetings
Providing volunteer training
Please search below by county to find out which PCFD serves you.
By signing on and using the website, you specifically agree to and acknowledge the following: