About Our Promise

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.


Campaign Overview

Thanks to the generosity of California state employees during the last 65 years, the Our Promise initiative’s impact is truly historic and has been the single largest effort among almost 290,000 state employees to support charitable programs. This is our promise to California. Every day. All year.



Find answers to all of your questions about Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work. Where does my money go? How do I cancel my contribution?

Note: This is the General FAQ’s section. For FAQ’s related to Nonprofits, please visit this FAQ page.


Contact Us

There are Our Promise locations throughout the State of California. Let us know your question and we’ll send your request to the appropriate location. Feel free to contact one of our staff members listed below or call the Donor Services Hotline at 1-888-863-6466 or email us at OurPromiseCA@uwccr.org