2017 Nonprofit Certification is Closed!

Nonprofit certification for the 2017 Our Promise Initiative is closed! Certification closed on February 28, 2017. You can no longer apply.

If you applied, you were notified the week of May 8 regarding your approval status. If your nonprofit is usually listed under a PCFD (aka local United Way)or federation, they will notify you of your approval status.

Charities must have a valid 501(c)(3) status with the IRS and charities 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 Initiative. 

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