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.

Nonprofit List

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 Crime Stoppers



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)



United Way of San Joaquin County



Victory In Praise Church



Visionary Home Builders



Wide Horizons



Women's Center-Youth & Family Services



World of Wonders Science Museum, Inc.



YMCA of San Joaquin County