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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
2022 Co-Chairs and Vice Chair Announced

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.

Donate Now

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.