Creating Your Our Promise Account
Giving is as easy as 1-2-3!

Post August 2020
Creating Your Our Promise Account

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 account.

Cal Employee Connect User Screen with Our Promise button  

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.
Our Promise - CA Employee Giving Portal screen how to create an account.

If you’re a new donor, continue to step 2. If you have donated in previous Our Promise campaigns, click the link below:

Existing Donors


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 endorsement.

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 gift.

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.

Screenshot - making a pledge

Select your nonprofit(s).
Screenshot of OP giving portal - selecting a nonprofit

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.
Screenshot of OP giving portal - writing in a nonprofit

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.
Confirmation screen - thank you!

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.