How to Give:

1. Pick a nonprofit

To get started, visit to review a list of more than 2,300 certified nonprofit partners. All certified nonprofits are valid 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations  and are in good standing with the Registry of Charitable Trusts to operate or to solicit for charitable purposes in California. Certified status is not an endorsement. You may also give to your local United Way leading the campaign in your area or any 501(c)(3) nonprofit not listed in the guide.

Find your cause

2. Fill out a pledge form

Fill out a pledge form indicating which nonprofit(s) you wish to support and how much you wish to contribute monthly. Your gift is tax-deductible and easy – just sign the pledge form once and your donation(s) will automatically be deducted from your paycheck each month.

3. Mail in your pledge form

Once you’ve filled out your pledge form, mail in your pledge form. Our mailing address is:
Attn: Our Promise
10389 Old Placerville Road
Sacramento, CA 95827


You are now making California a better place to live, work and play. Once we receive and process your pledge form, your donation(s) will automatically be deducted from your paycheck each month starting in January 2018, and will  continue monthly until you make a change or choose to no longer contribute.

Share your good deed by filling out an “I Gave” card, and let your co-workers know you’ve made your promise!

“I love supporting Our Promise because it fulfills my desire to give back to the community. Sometimes the needs of our community are overwhelming, but I find through Our Promise, I can focus on the nonprofits that I am most passionate about.”

Veronica Russell | State Employee, CDCR