The Department of General (DGS) selects the organization best qualified to manage Our Promise in a designated geographical area. The DGS contracts with United Way California Capital Region, the Principal Combined Fundraiser Operator, to facilitate the Our Promise campaign statewide. UWCCR subcontract’s with the other PCFD’s to run the campaign statewide. PCFD’s are also know as the local United Ways. There are 25 PCFD’s included in the 2017 campaign.
Some of the ways in which the local PCFD facilitates the campaign:
Delivering of pledge forms to local offices for each department
Serving as a liaison between the PCFD and the state department and their employees in that region
Assisting volunteers with all Our Promise materials
Coordinating volunteers and speakers for meetings
Providing volunteer training
Please search below by county to find out which PCFD serves you.
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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