Nonprofit certification for the Fall 2023 Our Promise
Campaign is available! From now until April 14th, we will give
every qualified nonprofit in California the opportunity to
register with the Our Promise: California State Employees Giving
at Work campaign, the largest charitable campaign in the
This year, the Our Promise Campaign is making a change to the
Certification process. We will no longer be accepting Federation
or PCFD Applications. There is only the Independent Nonprofit
Application available. As usual, it is available to all valid
Another big change to the process: If
you were certified with Our Promise in the 2022
Campaign season, or if you received a payout from Our
Promise during the 2022 calendar year, you
will automatically be applied for
Certification in the 2023 Campaign year. This does not
guarantee Certification approval however, as that still depends
on your organization’s good-standing with the IRS and CA
Department of Justice.
Any applying Charities must have a valid 501(c)(3) status
with the IRS and must be in good standing with the Registry
of Charitable Trusts to operate or to solicit for charitable
purposes in California. A registration that is delinquent,
suspended or revoked is not in good standing. (Gov. Code, §
12599.6, subd. (f)(1); Cal. Code Regs., tit 11, §999.9.4.)
A charity that is not in compliance with the registration and
reporting requirements listed above will not be an eligible
charity to participate in Our Promise: California State Employees
Giving at Work Campaign.
If you are interested in applying, click here.
For any questions, please email us at OPcertification@uwccr.org,
or call our hotline at (888)863-6466.