Will You Care for California?
Make a gift during the Our Promise Campaign, October-December.


We’re celebrating 65 Years of Caring for California! State employees raise nearly $5 million for nonprofits every year during the Our Promise campaign. Show you Care for California by making a payroll deduction or increasing your donation during the Our Promise Campaign October 1 – December 31, 2022. Log into Cal Employee Connect and make a gift or increase your donation and be entered to win a weekly prize drawing for a $50 gift card!

Nearly one in three California households lack the income to meet basic needs despite working full-time and nearly half of young children live in struggling households. Rising inflation rates, insufficient affordable housing and the threat of a recession are risking the livelihood and wellbeing of millions. Nonprofits throughout the state provide vital resources for people experiencing poverty, homelessness, food insecurity and more. And our neighbors need your support now more than ever.

You can Care for California with as little as $5 a month, the average cost of one latte. In solidarity with thousands of your colleagues, your gift will make a huge impact on the state and the lives of those relying on the services nonprofits provide.

Will you Care for California? 

Donate Now

How do I make a donation?

  1. Visit Cal Employee Connect.  (If you have not yet created your Our Promise account, you will have a chance to get it started.)
  2. Select a nonprofit to receive your gift. You may donate to any 501c3 nonprofit organization. You can also select from a list of Certified Nonprofits here.
  3. Complete your transaction. We accept any credit cards with a Visa, MasterCard, Amex or Discover logo.

For official prize drawing rules and regulations, click here.