How to Give:

1. REGISTER via Cal Employee Connect.

To get started, be sure that you’ve signed up for an account with Cal Employee Connect first. Login between October 1 and December 31 to find the “Click to Enroll” button on your User Profile page. Complete the registration process on the new Our Promise Online Giving Portal. Click here for more detailed instructions.

2. FIND A CAUSE that speaks to you.

Then ask yourself, “What am I passionate about?” Visit to review a list of more than 1,800 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

3. Make Your GIFT.

After you’ve explored causes that you’re passionate about, decide how much you’d like to donate per monthly pay period. Login to your new Our Promise Online Giving Portal account to complete your e-Pledge. Here you can indicate which nonprofit(s) you wish to support and how much you wish to donate monthly or make a one-time gift. If you are an existing donor, you’ll be able to make changes, make a one-time gift, or cancel your payroll deductions.


You are now helping us CARE FOR CALIFORNIA.
Your donation(s) will automatically be deducted from your paycheck each month starting in January 2023 and will continue monthly until you make a change or choose to no longer contribute.

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“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