What is a Workplace Giving Campaign?

Workplace giving is an easy and effective way to help employees make a difference and show them that their workplace is actively supporting our local community’s most important issues. Employees of a company are given an opportunity to support United Way of San Joaquin County by donating a portion of their paycheck. In many cases, the donations from employees are pre-tax which helps keep the paycheck close to their regular take home amount. Many companies match their employees’ donations, which makes their charitable contributions go even further. Whether you’re a small business, major corporation, or even a nonprofit, you can join the thousands of local businesses and organizations that run workplace giving campaigns each year.

 

Benefits of a Workplace Giving Campaign?

Workplace Employee Campaigns are a great opportunity to engage employees, build a spirit of teamwork, and increase morale all while making an impact on the community.

  • Education
    • Campaign information about charitable organizations expands employees’ knowledge about their community.  
  • Enhanced Employee Relations
    • Running a campaign provides a way for employees to improve their community. Also, participation in a campaign committee or events can help develop teambuilding skills and boost morale as employees learn to set goals, work together, and achieve positive results.
  • Investment
    • Companies and their employees may be able to receive tax deductions and/or credits from charitable giving as well as enjoy the ease and convenience of payroll deduction.
  • Community Leadership
    • Creates a bond of philanthropic interest between employer and employee; each knowing the other is working for the community’s best interest. Companies prosper in healthy communities and tend to stay and increase their employee base. Companies outside the area are more likely to invest in communities with a well-educated workforce, attractive and safe neighborhoods, a strong educational system, and social services that address and reduce health and human service needs.  
  • Corporate Recognition
    • Campaigns demonstrate to employees, customers, and the public at large that community service, impact, and leadership are a company priority. Companies that participate in campaigns are often recognized in events, media, marketing materials, and other platforms. Companies receive third-party recognition from United Way, other nonprofits and can also use campaign participation results in their own internal and external communications such as websites, press releases, and annual reports.  
  • Improved Customer Relations and Loyalty
    • Market research shows that customers are more likely to purchase goods and services from companies that support their local community.

How do I start a Workplace Giving Campaign? 

United Way of San Joaquin County will partner with you to develop a customized workplace giving campaign that aligns with your workplace values, as well as the interests of your employees. We will provide guidance and support to assist you in building your fundraising team and running an effective campaign.

If you're interested in starting a workplace campaign today, please email United Way, info@unitedwaysjc.org.

In this section, you can download any forms you might need to help with your United Way campaign.

Direct Designations

With your workplace giving campaign, you can direct your payroll deduction to United Way, or to one of the many amazing nonprofits located in San Joaquin county and beyond! We've curated a list of nonprofits in San Joaquin County and you can find them alphabetized below.

The Amalia Ann Adams Whole Life Center 

 

American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Stockton Branch 

 

Abandoned Cat Team (ACT) 

 

Agape Villages Foster Family 

 

All Rise Foundation 

 

American Cancer Society 

 

American Red Cross, Heart of the Valley Chapter 

 

Animal Protection League 

 

Asian Pacific Self-Development & Residential Association (APSARA)  

 

ARC San Joaquin 

 

Aspiranet Foster & Adoptive Services 

 

Assistance League of Stockton, Inc. 

 

Bags of Hope 

 

Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop 

 

Boys & Girls Club of Tracy 

Bread of Life 

 

CA National Guard Discovery ChalleNGe Academy 

 

California Human Development 

 

Called To Move 

 

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton 

 

Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC)  

 

Children's Home of Stockton 

 

Children's Museum 

 

Coalition of Tracy Citizens to Assist the Homeless 

 

Community Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired 

 

Community Foundation of San Joaquin County 

 

Community Hospice 

 

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin 

 

DAV Charities of San Joaquin County 

 

Delta Humane Society 

Dome of Hope Organization 

 

Downtown Stockton Alliance 

 

El Concilio 

 

Emergency Food Bank 

 

Family Promise of San Joaquin County  

 

Family Resource & Referral Center 

 

First Tee of San Joaquin 

 

Fruitful Cherry 

 

Garden Joy 

 

Give Every Child A Chance 

 

Goodwill Industries of San Joaquin Valley, Inc. 

 

Gospel Center Rescue Mission 

 

Grace and Mercy Charitable Foundation 

 

Grace Church of Tracy 

 

Grand Foundation 

Haggin Museum 

 

Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary 

 

HATCH Workshop 

 

Haven of Peace 

 

Hearts of Harvest Foundation 

 

Hope Ministries, Inc. 

 

Hospice of San Joaquin 

 

Inner City Action Inc. 

 

Junior League of San Joaquin County 

 

Kelly’s Angels Foundation 

 

Little Manila Rising 

 

Loads of Hope – Uplift All Foundation 

 

Lodi Boys & Girls Club 

 

Lodi Fire Foundation 

 

Lodi House 

 

LOEL Center 

 

LOVE I.N.C. of Manteca 

 

 

Manteca Gospel Rescue Mission 

 

Manteca Youth Focus 

 

Mary Graham Children’s Foundation 

 

McHenry House 

 

Oasis City Center 

 

One-Eighty Teen Center 

 

Owl Movement 

 

Partners for International Compassion 

 

Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy 

 

Quilts of Honor 

 

Ready To Work 

 

Reinvent South Stockton Coalition 

Salvation Army, Lodi Corps 

 

Salvation Army, Stockton Corps 

 

San Joaquin A+ 

 

San Joaquin Pride Center 

 

Second Harvest of Greater Valley 

 

Showered with Love 

 

Sow A Seed Community Foundation 

 

St. Anne's Catholic Church 

 

St. John's Episcopal Church 

 

St. Mary's Dining Room 

 

Stockton 209 Cares 

 

Stockton Police Chaplaincy 

 

Stockton Shelter for the Homeless 

 

Stockton Symphony 

 

Table Community Foundation 

 

The Stockton Chorale 

 

The Echo Chamber Project 

 

Three Seeds Organization 

 

Tracy Art League 

 

Tracy Community Connections Center 

 

Tracy Interfaith Ministries 

 

Tuleburg Press - The Write Place 

 

United Cerebral Palsy 

 

United Sikh Movement (USM) 

unitedsikhmovement.org   

 

United Way of San Joaquin County 

 

Victory In Praise Church 

 

Visionary Home Builders 

 

Wide Horizons 

 

Women's Center-Youth & Family Services 

womenscenteryfs.org   

 

World of Wonders Science Museum, Inc. 

 

YMCA of San Joaquin County