Apply For 2023 Certification- Closes on April 14th

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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 state. 

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 nonprofits.

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.