Our Impact


Our Impact

We make it easy to make a big difference

As one of the largest philanthropic giving campaigns in California, Our Promise brings state employee donors, volunteers, and nonprofits together to care for communities and causes.

23,000 Donors giving back
$5.3 Million Raised
300,000 State employees eligible to participate 
4,700+ Nonprofits helped
58 Counties represented in the campaign
$5 Makes a difference

How we help:

“I love hearing about all the great things the nonprofits that I donate to are doing. I feel as if they are ‘my nonprofits’ because I support them.”

Aileen Hildalgo | Department of Motor Vehicles

Giving to nonprofit agencies through Our Promise and United Way makes me feel good – like I’m a small part of the solution.

Tom Burns | Retired State Employee

“When you have the chance to be a part of something so positive, and surrounded by like-minded people, you have to grab that opportunity and experience everything that comes with it! I love being part of the Our Promise campaign.”

Lauri McRae | Department of Transportation, Pavement Division
What’s Your Promise?

What’s Your Promise?
Share your passion. Tell your story.

“My monthly donation means keeping my father’s legacy alive.
What will your promise be?
– Dawn Clark-Lamb

Since Augustus “Gus” Hawkins founded Our Promise CA (formerly California State Employees Charitable Campaign or CSECC) in 1957, State workers are able to connect with causes we’re passionate about by making donations through our payroll.

We would love to hear from you. What inspired you to participate? Is your donation in honor of someone or a significant milestone in your family?