Delaware’s State Employee Charitable Campaign Accepting Nonprofit Applications

Local nonprofits are encouraged to apply to participate in this year’s campaign through March 31.

DOVER, Del.— The State of Delaware and the State Employee Charitable Campaign Steering Committee invite local nonprofit organizations to apply to participate in the 2021 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC). Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2021.

The SECC provides state employees and pensioners the opportunity to support organizations whose programs and services benefit the health and welfare of all Delawareans.

“Through the generosity of our state employees, participating nonprofits provide meals, shelter, and clothing to Delaware’s homeless, veterans, disadvantaged, and families in need,” said Governor Carney. “This past year, the COVID-19 pandemic increased the demand for these vital services. The SECC provides employees the opportunity to support Delaware’s nonprofit community during a time when it’s needed the most.”

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the state’s annual giving campaign.

“State employees and pensioners are dedicated to their legacy of giving,” said Amy Bonner, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Human Resources and SECC Chairperson. “Despite telecommuting, social distancing, and the inability to host in-person events during the 2020 SECC, the campaign was still a great success. In its 30th year, we want to ensure that all eligible nonprofit organizations are aware of the opportunity to participate in SECC.”

Interested charities must submit their application by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. To learn if your organization is eligible to participate, please review the information on the Resources for Charities page of the SECC website.

For more information, contact Bridget Wallace, Statewide SECC Coordinator, by email at or or call 302-672-5226.