Creating Your Our Promise Account
Giving is as easy as 1-2-3!
Through the Our Promise California State Employees Giving Portal, making a donation is easier than ever:
1. REGISTER via Cal Employee Connect.
To get started, visit Cal
Employee Connect to create your account. After September 1,
2020, you will be able to register for an Our Promise
Enter your information to create your Our Promise Account. Be sure to enter your home address, email, and phone number (as your work information may change.)
You will receive a verification code in the home email address you provided. When you click on the link, you’ll be taken back to the CA State Employees Giving Portal.
Enter your new user ID and password to log in.
If you’re a new donor, continue to step 2. If you have donated in previous Our Promise campaigns, click the link below:
2. FIND A CAUSE.
Visit the nonprofit resource
guide to review a list of more than 2,300 certified
nonprofit partners. All certified nonprofits are valid 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organizations and are in good standing with the
Registry of Charitable Trusts to operate or to solicit for
charitable purposes in California. Certified status is not an
Please note: You may also give to your local United Way leading the campaign in your area or any 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a valid tax ID number not listed in the guide.
After you’ve explored causes that you’re passionate about, decide
how much you’d like to donate per monthly pay period. Complete
your e-Pledge indicating which nonprofit(s) you wish to support
and how much you wish to donate monthly or make a one-time
Select your nonprofits and enter the annual amount you would like to give. Deductions from your monthly paycheck will start January 2021 and will continue monthly until you make a change or choose to no longer contribute. You will be able to make changes at any time, by simply logging online.
Select your nonprofit(s).
You may write-in a nonprofit if you’re not able to find it in the search. Any nonprofit with a tax ID number is valid.
Be sure to review your current selections and the total designated amount. If everything is correct, click CONFIRM, and you’ll see a final summary screen to print for your records.
CONGRATULATIONS! From there, you’re done.
Once we receive and process your pledge form, your donation(s) will automatically be deducted from your paycheck each month starting in January 2021 and will continue monthly until you make a change or choose to no longer contribute.
With a few easy clicks, you’re part of the largest statewide charitable giving effort. Thank you for keeping California strong for all!
Please spread the word! Let your co-workers know you’ve made your promise.