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The 2021 Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) is open.

Give now to make a lasting differenceClick ‘Give Now‘ to be directed to our giving portal. Thank you for exemplifying MD Gives, Inspires Hope.

The cover of the 2021 MCC Giving Guide

The 2021 MCC Giving Guide includes ways to donate, step-by-step giving instructions, a charity directory (an alphabetical list of eligible charity names, codes/Employer Identification Numbers, descriptions, and phone numbers), and answers to frequently asked questions. View or download it here.

Search your favorite charities

For more information about your favorite causes, click to search for charities by name, MCC Charity Code/Employer Identification Number (do not include the hyphen), or description.

Giving Instructions

Step-by-step tutorials are available in video, slideshow, and PDF formats, the latter of which is also in the Giving Guide.

Give For a Chance to Get: This Week’s Prizes

Give by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 22, for a chance to win a baseball autographed by John Means of the Baltimore Orioles, *or* 10 tickets to Let’s Roam *and* an autographed copy of the children’s book Trusty the Tractor written by Martha Clark of Clark’s Elioak Farm

To be eligible for the prize drawing, just donate or pledge any amount to any participating charity. Your name will stay in the running until either you win or the Campaign ends. Additional Terms and Conditions are here.

CONGRATULATIONS prize winners! Thank you for giving to your favorite causes via the 2021 MCC. You are why we say MD Gives, Inspires Hope.

Note: We list winner’s first and last name only if granted permission.

Prize Entry Deadline Winners
$50 Visa Gift Card 10/5/21 Richard Turbe, Circuit Court Baltimore County
$50 Visa Gift Card 10/5/21 Department of Education, Headquarters
$50 Visa Gift Card 10/5/21 Susan Fisher, Department of Human Services, Social Services Administration
$50 Visa Gift Card 10/5/21 Linda Shapiro Bouchard, Department of Budget and Management, Office of The Secretary
Frankly Pizza $25 Gift Card 10/8/21 Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coast Watershed Service
Nothing Bundt Cakes Gift Certificate 10/8/21 Samuel Reeves Thompson, Department of Labor, Division of Unemployment Insurance
sweetFrog Certificate for 3 Months Free Yogurt 10/8/21 Pamela Doppler, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Want to see your name or department on the winners’ list? Once you donate or pledge through the MCC, you are eligible for every prize drawing throughout the 2021 Campaign (unless you win.) Click here to give now.

About the Maryland Charity Campaign

The MCC is more than a charitable giving campaign – it’s the collective effort of thousands of individuals who give back and inspire hope in communities near and far. In our 2021 Campaign video, you’ll hear from Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford, Secretary Wobensmith, and our 2021 MCC Vice Chairs Director Tung and Special Secretary Rhee about why the MCC is important, see some of the charities you can support, and learn how your donations and pledges sustain their important endeavors.

We are immensely grateful to the Department of Juvenile Services‘ Office of Communications and Special Projects for creating our Campaign video!

Watch the MCC Kickoff to Learn What’s New, What’s Tried & True, and What’s In It For You

On October 5, we celebrated the launch of the 2021 Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) with a virtual kickoff, during which Campaign leaders discussed what’s new for this year’s Campaign, debuted our new Campaign video, and most importantly, explained why and how the MCC helps you help others. Thank you to everyone who spoke during the kickoff and the more than 300 people who joined us on Google Meet and Facebook. For those that couldn’t with us, this is the recording! 

You can find these videos and more on our YouTube page.

MCC Charities Responding to COVID-19

We asked this year’s participating charities to describe, in 150 words or less, about their COVID-19 response efforts. Click here to see what they said.

Note: Pledges made during this year’s MCC will be disbursed to charities in 2022.

Meet the Causes You Can Support This Year

Check out more than 600 videos submitted by the charities you can support through the 2021 MCC. Watch the playlist in shuffle mode, or search for the cause or organization close to your heart. Each charity is working toward a better world; each charity goes about it uniquely. Yet, without your support, none of it would be possible. Watch the playlist here or on our YouTube channel.

If your charity is approved to participate in the 2021 MCC and you’d like your video(s) to be added to this playlist, please click here for instructions.Please help us spread the word about the 2021 MCC! Click here to download our Outreach Tool Kit (in Microsoft Word) with content you can copy and paste into your favorite communication channels.

If your charity is participating in the 2021 MCC, click ‘Charity Information‘ to be taken to a page designed exclusively for you with 2021 Campaign details, graphics and promotional ideas, information about pledge reports and the next year’s charity application, and more.

Maryland Charity Campaign volunteers – thank you for your service! Get started.

Help and Support

You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Click here to find the information you need.

A message from Governor Larry Hogan & Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford

A message from Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith

A message from 2021 MCC Vice Chairs: Director Mary Beth Tung, Ph.D., Esq., of the Maryland Energy Administration, and Special Secretary Jimmy H. Rhee of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

Why Your Contribution/MCC Matters

Learn why Maryland employees and retirees support the causes they care about through the MCC: Click here to view our “Why Donate?” page or click here to watch charity videos stories on YouTube.


How Your Donations Make an Impact

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A depiction of what kind of impact various donation amounts ($1/$5/$10/$20/$50 per paycheck) have.

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Call 571-458-1072; or email

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money did donors raise through the Maryland Charity Campaign last year?

In 2020, employees and retirees raised more than $2.1 million through the MCC for nearly 1,000 worthy causes.

Click here for more answers to your questions.

2021 GOAL:

$2 Million

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