More than 11,000 school districts in the United States have received over $850,000,000 of philanthropic funding for classroom resources through our website.
A select cohort of innovative school districts partner with us to do even more. They maximize the use of our non-profit crowdfunding platform and make it a more intentional part of their district’s national philanthropic engagement strategy.
The District Partnership Program is completely free for school districts. By partnering with us, you get:
A Customized Landing Page
Showcase your impact with a dynamically updated webpage where donors can come to give.
Get equipped with resources to train teachers, share great stories with the media, and populate your social media.
We’ll automatically alert school leaders every time a new project is posted.
Best Practices Recommended by the AASA and NSBA
Access resources to help ensure your district policies enable employees to seamlessly create DonorsChoose requests in line with your guidelines.
Central Office Reporting
Track all donated materials, and receive updates on posted projects.
First Notification of Funding Opportunities
Get alerted when companies are funding projects or matching donations.
Clarify for teachers exactly what kind of technology you’re able to support.
An Annual Report for Your District Leaders
We’ll share data on all the innovative ways your schools are using our site to secure new resources for students.
DonorsChoose has had a significant impact in our district through the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised in classroom materials that directly support our teachers and student learning. The District Partnership program will enable us to make DonorsChoose an even more seamless part of our district’s community and philanthropic engagement strategy.
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero
Let us support the work you do with better reporting, funding opportunities, and more.
Exclusively serving U.S. public schools, we’re committed to protecting students, teachers, and administrators. Over the last 19 years, we’ve set in place measures to verify every teacher, school, item, and shipment. Here’s how we do it.
Only teachers at verified schools post projects on our site, specifying the exact items their classrooms need.
We vet every single project that teachers post, verifying the value of those items and making sure student privacy is protected.
Foundations, corporate partners, and individual donors identify projects they’d like to support and help fund them.
Once a project has been funded, we order the teacher's requested items and ship them to the school. We verify every school address, and we never send cash.
We alert the school’s principal and other registered teachers at that school in advance of every shipment via fax and email, so they know when to expect the materials.
After materials arrive, teachers report on how those materials are being used in their classroom.
We’re a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has been awarded the highest ratings available from top charity watchdogs.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.