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The easiest way for organizations to support local classrooms on a national scale.

Is your company or foundation looking to make an impact? From math to music; reading to robotics; Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine: DonorsChoose offers the most direct way to make a difference for public school students and teachers.

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Further Racial Equity

Education is one of our nation's most powerful tools for social change. By supporting teachers of color, students of color, or any teacher seeking anti-racist and representative learning materials, you can increase access to equitable education, uplift vital voices, and build inclusive classrooms.

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Further Racial Equity

Inspired by research that students benefit when they see their identities reflected in their teachers and learning materials, Google.org helped launch #ISeeMe. This inaugural DonorsChoose representation campaign doubled donations to projects from teachers of color, and projects from teachers of any background requesting inclusive and anti-racist learning materials.

The Allstate Foundation helped teachers address racial equity in the classroom by doubling donations to Racial Justice & Representation projects.

"The ability to identify problems and enjoy finding their solutions begins in the classroom, yet our teachers and administrators continue to face uphill battles in securing the proper resources and materials to engage students, particularly Black students and students from low-income households. While no amount of money is ever repayment enough for our educators' relentless dedication to their students, we hope this funding will ease their burden and catalyze others to join our efforts."

—Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, on his donation of $1.3 million to fund projects at schools where a majority of students are Black in six southern communities

Engage Stakeholders

By empowering your community to participate in your philanthropy, you can nurture passionate and loyal stakeholders. Employees, clients, or customers have the chance to bring DonorsChoose projects to life — either within your focus area, or based on their personal passions — and then receive photos and thank-yous from the classrooms they chose to support.

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Engage Stakeholders

Bloomingdale's empowered customers to support DonorsChoose teachers in person and online. In-store shoppers had the chance to round up their donation, and online shoppers could add on a $10 donation to their cart. Customers were able to direct their giving to requests for basic school supplies, mental health resources, or books.

Each October since 2008, SONIC Drive-In celebrates the return to school with Limeades for Learning. SONIC invites members of the public to vote for their favorite DonorsChoose project, with the chance to earn extra votes by eating at SONIC. Over the course of a month, customers cast millions of votes, and SONIC funds the highest-voted projects.

PNC has contributed more than $10 million to early childhood classrooms through their Grow Up Great initiative. Each year, PNC employees receive gift codes so they can give to any pre-K or Head Start project that inspires them and feel connected to PNC's philanthropy.

Support Local Geographies

At least one teacher at 86% of the public schools in the U.S. has used our platform, so you can find projects in your backyard. Support the communities you care about throughout the year or during key moments, and see exactly who you're helping through our rich reporting.

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Support Local Geographies

Panda is committed to serving the health and education needs of youth in the communities in which it operates. Through a $3 million match offer, Panda helped fund more than 10,000 projects from schools serving students from low-income households near Panda Express's 2,300+ locations.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation launched the Rebuild Texas Fund and invited teachers on the ground in devastated school communities to identify the specific recovery resources their students needed, and to get those requests funded and fulfillfed through DonorsChoose. Rebuild Texas Fund deployed $4.3 million through DonorsChoose — the largest amount of any of their hundreds of disaster recovery partners.

Pinpoint Key Cause Areas

Teachers request the resources their students need to thrive, and that means something different for every classroom. We have classroom project requests from every corner of America, spanning every subject and grade level, so you can support the projects that match your criteria.

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Pinpoint Key Cause Areas

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) helped teachers access professional development (PD) opportunities First, CZI flash funded every PD request on DonorsChoose, inspiring a wave of additional PD requests. Then, CZI doubled donations to those new PD requests. In all, CZI helped 1,516 teachers attend a PD opportunity.

Recognizing the positive impact that team sports has on student achievement, The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation aims to give 1 million kids the chance to play by 2024. Since 2015, DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation has doubled donations to requests for team sports equipment — from basketballs and archery bows, to swim caps and jerseys — bringing visibility and funding to this beloved school experience.

For a full list of partners, visit our supporters page.

“DonorsChoose is an organization that shares Google’s DNA: its belief in the power of technology, its commitment to continuous improvement through data, and a focus on new solutions to address inequity. We’re proud to be long-time supporters of DonorsChoose’s core mission and ongoing innovation.”

Andrew Dunckelman

Principal, Google.org

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Targeted, Hyperlocal Giving

Teachers identify exactly what their students need, so you can directly support the schools, communities, and subject areas you care about most.

Vivid, Data-Rich Feedback

We'll provide you with classroom photos, thank you letters, and data on every classroom project you supported so you and your customers, board members, and employees can see exactly where your dollars went. You'll receive impact analysis by geography, grade level, economic level, and more.

Custom, Branded Partnerships

For those who want to create a custom-branded giving experience for their customers, you can plug into our API, giving your customers the option to donate to DonorsChoose without ever leaving your website. Learn more about our API on our developers page.

Trust & Integrity

As a 501(c)3 public charity, we've been awarded the top 4-star rating from charity watchdog Charity Navigator for 13 years in a row, an honor achieved by less than 1% of all charities reviewed. We vet every classroom project before it's posted, and have materials shipped directly to the classroom (rather than giving cash), to achieve the highest standard of accountability and transparency.

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Self-Serve Campaigns

Organizations looking to give up to $25,000 can put their donation to work immediately through several easy-to-implement giving options. Learn how you can bring classroom dreams to life through project funding, gift cards, giving pages, and more.

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