New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign (NJECC)

What is the NJECC?    

Thanks to legislation that created the New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign (NJECC) in 1985, employees of state agencies, universities, county government, municipalities, and school districts throughout New Jersey enjoy the benefit of giving to many of their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign that features the convenience of payroll deduction. For more information go to

How does it work? 

Each fall, employees get the opportunity to learn about the charities in the NJECC and choose which ones they want to help, and then go online or fill out a paper pledge form to indicate how much they wish to donate to which groups. Employees can make a one-time gift by check. Or, even better, the gift can be deducted from each paycheck beginning with the first pay period of the upcoming calendar year. 

The campaign runs from September through December. 

What charities are involved? 

One of the great benefits of the NJECC is the wide variety of charities and causes represented – there’s something for everyone. They range from small local organizations to large and well-known national and international groups. 
Those charities that wish to participate must meet stringent legal requirements and apply each year to participate. 
  • They are recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and registered with the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, Charities Registration Division. 
  • They provide direct or indirect health and human services. 
2023 NJECC Resource/Reference Guide Code Book (Download the book) provides information on all the charities in the campaign – a great resource not only for helping you make your choices but also for finding resources that you can use.
United Way of Greater Mercer County Federation (code, organization name, and address are listed). For more detailed information on each organization please go to their website or refer to the Code Book. 
3150 Brunswick Pike, Ste 230 Lawrenceville NJ 08648
275 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY10001
920 S. Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08611
198 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
1001 Spruce St. #201, Trenton NJ 08638
13 Roszel Road, Suite B110, Princeton NJ 08540-6206
6700 Every Child Valued
175 Johnston Ave, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
P.O. Box 931, Pennington, NJ 08534
707 Alexander Road, Suite 102, Princeton, NJ 08540
169 Wilfred Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610
999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628-3228
6701 Kiwanis Club of Trenton  
PO BOX 7455, Trenton, NJ 08628
P.O.Box 80, Princeton, NJ 08542-0080
151 Mercer Street, Trenton, NJ 08611
101 Oakland Street, Trenton, NJ 08618
770 Woodlane Road, Mount Holly NJ 08060
3698 PEI Kids
231 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrenceville NJ 08648
3150 Brunswick Pike, Ste 230, Lawrenceville NJ 08648


If you are interested in having your organization be a part of the United Way of Greater Mercer County Federation please submit the following information to John Santana at or 609-896-1912. The application process for inclusion in the NJECC begins in January.  
  • Documentation on organization letterhead confirming that agency agrees to be listed as a United Way affiliated agency 
  • Description of Organization/Services (25 words or less)
  • Phone number, web address, and an email address of primary contact
  • Copy of IRS tax-exempt letter
  • Charity Registration Number (begins with CH, 7-digits long, ends with 00) your registration must be in good standing in order to participate
  • Campaign promotional information (Optional- Email Address of Charity Promotion Contact, Dollar-Buy Statement #1, Dollar-Buy Statement #2, Video Link, and Logo, Success Story/Infographic and Promotional Photo)