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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.

NOTE: Give today; time is running out! The MCC closes December 14. Thank you for proving 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, the charity directory, and answers to your 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.

🔥🔥🔥 This Week’s Prizes Are On Fire! 🔥🔥🔥

If you donate or pledge by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 3, you could win one (1) of three (3) prizes: a $50 gift card to Out of the Fire (two winners) or a $20 gift card to Fisherman’s Inn!

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.


Featuring the most recent prize winners below. For the complete winner’s list, click here. CONGRATULATIONS and thank you for supporting your favorite causes! 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
Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen gift certificate 11/12/21 Maryland Public Service Commission
Worcester County 10 ticket pack *and* an autographed copy of Trusty the Tractor 11/12/21 Department of Health, Charles County Health Department
$50 gift card to the Grill at Quarterfield Station 11/12/21 Curtis Menyuk, 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.

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. 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.

Thank you for making the MCC your #GivingTuesday donation destination!

On November 30, 2021, also known as #GivingTuesday, the whole world united for a celebration of generosity. Whether you leveraged the MCC to show up for a cause you care about, helped out a colleague or neighbor, or simply made someone smile, you participated in #GivingTuesday – and proved MD Gives, Inspires Hope. Thank you.


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.

MCC-Participating Charities Responding to COVID-19

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

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

On October 5, we launched the 2021 MCC with a virtual kickoff in which Campaign leaders discussed what’s new, debuted our new video, and 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. This is the recording for those that couldn’t be there. You can find this video and more on YouTube.

If your charity is participating in the 2021 MCC, click here 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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