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Charity Applications

February 1 – March 31

All eligible nonprofit organizations interested in participating in the 2021 Delaware State Employees’ Charitable Campaign (SECC) must submit an application by March 31, 2021. Regardless of previous participation, organizations must submit an application each year.

Please review section 2 of Executive Order 22 for eligibility criteria. Full applications are available to download below. Organizations that have been approved to participate in the SECC for the last three, consecutive campaign years (2018, 2019, 2020) are eligible to complete the abbreviated application. Contact Bridget Wallace, SECC Coordinator, at Bridget.Wallace@delaware.gov or call 302-672-5226 for eligibility information.

2021 SECC Application

2021 SECC Abbreviated Application – provided by the SECC Coordinator upon confirmation of eligibility.

Downloading Application

Before attempting to download the application, be certain that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not, free software downloads are available on the Adobe Acrobat Reader website.

The application is a fillable PDF, which means that after you DOWNLOAD and SAVE the application to your computer or device you can type the organization’s information directly on the form.

Submitting Application

Please contact the SECC Coordinator if you have any questions about the application or required documents.

Completed application and required documents must be submitted via email, fax, or mail by March 31, 2021.

Email: SECC@delaware.gov

Fax: 302-677-7094

Mailing Address:

Secretary Amy Bonner, SECC Chairperson

State Employees’ Charitable Campaign

122 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. South

Dover, DE 19901

Attn: Bridget Wallace, SECC Coordinator

Application Review Process

The application submission period opens February 1 and closes March 31. Steering Committee members will review applications as they are received in February and March and throughout the month of April with the goal of finalizing the list of approved charities in May.

Organizations approved to participate will receive notification of approval in June. In the event that the Steering Committee determines to reject an organization for participation in the campaign, the subject organization will receive notification that the Steering Committee has rejected its application stating the reason(s) for that rejection.

The Campaign

September 1 – October 31

The annual SECC starts September 1 and ends October 31. State employees have the opportunity to designate one-time or payroll deduction donations to one or more approved charities during the campaign. Many state agencies also host special events such as fundraising activities and informational sessions to help connect employees with participating charities.

Connecting with State Employees

Participating charities will be listed on the SECC website. This is updated each year after the application review process to include information about all approved charities including organization name, designation code, website or social media handle(s), organization descriptions, examples of services and/or resources the organization can provide with employee contributions, and charity type(s). During the 2020 campaign, the SECC collaborated with participating organizations to create short informational videos. Organizations approved to participate in the 2021 campaign will receive information about this video opportunity in the months leading up to the campaign.

Please contact the SECC Coordinator to learn more about how organizations can engage with employees during the campaign.

Receiving Donations

Approved organizations will receive designated donations quarterly via check from the campaign administrator (currently United Way of Delaware) starting March 31 of the calendar year after the campaign. For example, if an organization is a approved to participate in the 2021 campaign, they will receive designated donations during the 2022 calendar year.

Employees have the option to share their contact information with the designated charity to receive acknowledgement for their donations. The United Way of Delaware will also provide that information to charities after the campaign.

For questions about SECC donations that were designated to your organization, please call United Way’s Donor Choice helpline: (302) 573-3741.

Other Resources

SECC Timeline

SECC Steering Committee Members

Public Meeting Calendar


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