How to Donate Online

Access the Giving Portal

Make a Gift

  • Access the State of Maryland Giving Site. Enter your login credentials. Click next.
  • If you can’t find or forgot the credentials you created in the past, click here and then click “Forgot password.”
  • If you do not have credentials, you will need to create an account. Please use the email address on file in the Workday system. Your Workday number, also known as your SPS ID, may also be necessary. You can find both of these on your myUMBC profile page.
  • If you are still having difficulty, contact your departmental ambassador.
  • Once you have registered for a new MCC giving account, you will receive a verification email. You must confirm your email address by clicking the link in the verification email to continue.
  • Once you are logged in, your username will display in the upper right corner of the screen. Click “Give Now to start the pledge process.

Choose Your Gift Options

  • If you participated in the prior year’s MCC, your online payroll giving history has already been loaded into the giving site. You can easily renew (or edit) your payroll gifts from last year by selecting “Renew a Gift from Last Year.” If you would like to support a new nonprofit this year, then you can select “Start a New Gift and Designations.”
  • If any prior year donations are not reflected in your giving history, it may be due to one of the following reasons:
    • You gave by credit/debit card, electronic check, or paper check.
    • You gave to a charity that is not eligible in the current campaign year.
    • You gave by paper pledge. Only online pledges are retained in the giving portal.
  • Online payroll gifts are the only donations that are renewable.

Edit Your Profile

Whether you renew a gift from last year or start a brand new gift this year, you will be asked to edit your profile. The information entered here will be shared with the organizations you donate to for acknowledgement purposes. You can opt in or opt out from sharing contact information before you submit your pledge.

Select a Payment Method

You may support your favorite nonprofits online via the following payment methods:

  • Payroll Deduction
  • Credit Card or Debit Card
  • Electronic Check – If you are donating by Electronic Check, be sure to check the box at the bottom of the form to authorize the transaction.

Please add only one payment method per transaction. To donate using multiple payment methods, complete all donations for each payment method in separate transactions.

Choose Charities to Support

  • To begin, click “Find a Charity” to access the online charity directory. Use the charity name, location, or Employer Identification Number (EIN) search features to find a specific organization, or click through the alphabetical list. When you find a charity to support, click “Add” and that charity will display at the bottom in the “Selected Charities” section. You can add as many charities as you want. Once you have finished adding the charities you would like to support, click “Add to Designations.” The organizations you selected will now display on your list of charity designations.
  • Next, allocate your total pledge amount between the charities you added to your list of designations. To specify how much money to donate to each organization, use the slider tool or enter the exact amount in the donation box next to the charity.
  • If you do not designate a charity, your donation will be considered as undesignated funds. Undesignated funds are distributed proportionally among the participating charities based upon the percentage of funds designated to each charity overall.

Review and Submit Your Pledge

  • Review your entries and decide whether you want your gifts to be anonymous or whether you grant permission to share your contact information with the recipient charities. Click “Finish” to submit your pledge.
  • If you would like to make additional donations or edit your pledge, you may edit your payroll donations anytime during the campaign enrollment period. To cancel or modify a credit card, debit, or electronic check donation, you may contact America’s Charities at 571-458-1072 or

Additional Resources

The Maryland Charity Campaign has step-by-step instructions for activating your account and donating online as well as an online giving tutorial video.