MD Charity Campaign (MCC) Notice

MD Charity Campaign (MCC) Notice

You may have received an email from the Maryland Secretary of State on April 4, 2017 addressed to Dear Leaders of Charitable Organizations – and thought, What is this email talking about? Does it matter to my nonprofit?  MCC stands for Maryland Charity Campaign and below is a clip from the email:

Due to a technological glitch, it seems some charities may not have been notified about the 2017 MCC. For this reason, we are offering a one-time extension of the application deadline for the 2017 MCC. This one-time extension is effective for ten (10) calendar days from the date of this e-mail. ALL applications and materials must be received no later than 4:00 PM on April 14, 2017.

So, what is the MCC?  Here is a second clip from the Maryland Secretary of State website:

The Maryland Charity Campaign is an annual workplace giving campaign that allows Maryland State Employees and Retirees the opportunity to easily support over 900 participating charitable organizations. The participating charities serve the citizens of Maryland, the United States, and people of other countries in a variety of ways. Donating through the Maryland Charity Campaign provides meals to the hungry, services to the disabled, funds to research disease, technology to clean the environment, and many other worthwhile causes. Without the Maryland Charity Campaign, the participating organizations would miss out the $3.1 million dollars raised in 2015.

Want to Participate?

If your nonprofit organization wants to participate, make sure your charity has been registered with the state of MD for at least two years, your charity registration is current, and management and fundraising expenses do not exceed 25% of total revenue.  Here is a link to the application: