Post October 4, 202211 a.m. - 1 p.m.State Capitol, West Steps

Our Promise Kick-Off Celebration
Get Inspired to Give

We’re celebrating 65 Years of Caring for California! After a two-year hiatus, we’re once again gathering at the Capitol to kick off the Our Promise California State Employees Giving at Work campaign. Join us on October 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., on the West Steps (1315 10th St, Sacramento).

Pre-register by September 30 to be entered to win a prize!


Our Promise Campaign Chairs
New chairs announced annually

Our Promise Campaign Chairs

Our Promise California State Employees Giving at Work is honored to host dynamic chairs from different state agencies during the campaign that runs annually October-December. State agencies – along with other departments – work to ensure that every state employee is given the opportunity to donate to philanthropic organizations throughout the state. During the campaign, employees can give to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization having as low as $5 per pay cycle deducted from their wages.

Our Promise Chairs


YOU Made All the Difference
One-Time Donations Now Available Year-Round

Woman wearing mask and cap holding a cardboard box of food labeled "LA Region Food Bank". Text: SPRING Into ACTION

With your support, the Our Promise Spring into Action campaign raised more than $10,500 to support nonprofits across the state! Each one-time donation made a difference to California’s recovery. And now, you can make a one-time donation to a cause of your choice at any time by logging into Cal Employee Connect, giving you more flexibility to respond directly to current events.

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Spring into Action Results at a Glance


Celebrating the 2021 Campaign Donors and Volunteers
The Our Promise Campaign Raised Nearly $5 Million

Celebrating the 2021 Campaign Donors and Volunteers

Despite another challenging year for California, thousands of state employees continued to support their favorite causes through Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work in 2021.

“I’m honored to recognize my colleagues in state government for their hard work and commitment to the Our Promise program,” said 2021 Our Promise Co-Chair Josh Fryday, California’s Chief Service Officer.

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Congratulations, Prize Drawing Winners!

This month is California state workers SPRING into ACTION in a celebration of giving by making a one-time gift to any 501c3 nonprofit of their choice.

Every week, we drew names at random among the Spring campaign donors for a prize pack. Here are the lucky winners so far:

  • Matthew K. (Department of Pesticide Regulation)

  • Colleen V. (CalTrans Dist. 6)

At the Our Promise Thank You Event on March 1, we drew the following names:


How Our Promise Happens

How Our Promise Happens

How does a staff of 3 support the nearly 290,000 California state employees in the largest statewide employee giving campaign? Spoiler alert– we don’t do it alone. 


Our Promise is here

Caring for California. What does this mean to you? What do you want to see in your community?

We all have a vision for our neighborhoods, our city and our state. Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work is your opportunity to support causes and nonprofits that will help your vision become a reality.