Campaign Overview

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.   


Our Promise Leadership

Our Promise support includes representatives from all areas of state leadership. View inspiring messages from Our Promise leadership.


How Our Promise Helps

Read about how state employees have been personally touched by nonprofits through Our Promise.


News and Events

The latest news and information about Our Promise. View upcoming events, sign up for the quarterly newsletter or submit an event for our calendar.


Who’s your PCFD (your local United Way)?

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.


Meet the 2016 Our Promise Loaned Executives

Meet the 2016 Loaned Executives here and learn more about their involvement in Our Promise. 



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


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.