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The 2021 Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) is open.

Give now to make a lasting difference Please click ‘Give Now‘ to be directed to our giving portal.

NOTE: Time is running out! The MCC closes December 14, 2021. Please give today. 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 Make Your Taste Buds Sing

Check Out This Week’s Prizes

If you donate or pledge by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 26, you could win one (1) of three (3) prizes: three $10 gift cards ($30 total) to Vigilante Coffee, or four tickets to Sagamore Spirit Distillery, or a certificate for three months of free frozen yogurt from sweetFrog!

Just give any amount, using any giving method, to any participating charity, and just like that – you’re automatically entered. You’ll stay in the running for each and every prize drawing until either you win or the Campaign ends.

Additional Terms and Conditions here

Ready to give? CLICK 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
$25 gift card for Frankly Pizza 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 of free yogurt 10/8/21 Pamela Doppler, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Walkersville Southern Railroad tickets *and* an autographed copy of Trusty the Tractor 10/15/21 Department of Budget and Management, Office of Budget Analysis)
$50 gift card to Adventure Park USA 10/15/21 Coretta Fenner, Department of Human Services, LDO-Baltimore City
Baseball autographed by John Means of the Baltimore Orioles 10/22/21 Ashley Radano, Department of Veterans Affairs
10-ticket pack to Let’s Roam *and* an autographed copy of Trusty the Tractor 10/22/21 Charles Hunt, Department of Labor, Office of Employment Training
Two $10 gift cards for Vigilante Coffee 10/29/21 Department of Budget and Management, Office of the Secretary
$50 gift card for Not Your Average Joe’s 10/29/21 Beverly Beckett, Department of Health, Deers Head Hospital Center
Two night stay with parking at Cambria Rockville Hotel 11/5/21 Department of Health, Office of the Inspector General
Two tickets to Strathmore 11/5/21 Maryland Environmental Service
$50 gift card to Fish Taco 11/5/21 Eric Nicholson, University Systems of Maryland Office
$50 gift card to Piccoli Piatti Pizzeria 11/5/21 Mila O’Callaghan, University of Maryland Baltimore

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.

Meet the Causes You Can Support This Year

2021 Maryland Charity Campaign - Participating Charity YouTube Playlist

Check out videos submitted by the charities you can support through the 2021 MCC. Watch the playlist in shuffle mode, sort it by date or popularity, or search for a specific cause close to your heart. With more than 600 videos in the playlist, you’re sure to find one you love! Watch the playlist here or on our YouTube channel.

All of the more than 1,000 charities participating in this year’s Campaign are working toward a better world; each organization goes about it uniquely. Without your support, none of it would be possible.

Note: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Click graphic to open an expanded view.

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

Governor's Office

Questions?

Call 571-458-1072; or email mcc@charities.org

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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