The Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) is a workplace charitable giving program that offers State employees and eligible retirees the opportunity to contribute to charities using the convenience of payroll deduction. Nearly 1,000 charities participated in the 2020 Campaign. We are currently planning the 2021 MCC, which will launch in the fall.
In 2020, more than 6,900 State employees and retirees surpassed our goal and raised $2,159,476 for nearly 1,000 worthy causes. That collective generosity directly impacted the public health, safety, and welfare of Marylanders by providing, food, shelter, healthcare, mental health services, services to the poor, homeless, and those suffering from addiction, in addition to supporting the arts, faith-based initiatives, and much more.
An Executive Order signed by the Governor dictates how the MCC is to be handled. The Campaign is administered by the Office of the Secretary of State. Duties of the Secretary of State’s office include reviewing and approving the applications submitted by charities wishing to receive funds from the MCC, approving the operating budget of the Campaign, and monitoring the Operating Agency that is responsible for managing the Campaign.
The Governor chairs and Lt. Governor co-chairs the Campaign. Each year, the Governor appoints State cabinet member(s) to serve as Vice Chair(s).
The State of Maryland has partnered with America’s Charities, a nonprofit which inspires employees and organizations to support the causes they care about in order to bring more resources to the nonprofits that are changing our world. As the MCC’s Operating Agency, America’s Charities helps develop and facilitate the MCC.