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Partner with DonorsChoose

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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Pinpoint Your Favorite Cause

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 Your Favorite Cause

The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation Sports Matter campaign provided a dollar-for-dollar match offer on projects requesting resources for team sports, supporting the Foundation's goal of inspiring and enabling participation in sports.

As part of their #ForEveryKid campaign, Google.org fully funded every Special Education project in seven select regions. They then matched every donation to Special Education projects in the country.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation called on teachers to submit their most innovative ideas for engaging families in student learning. Teachers who submitted projects received a match offer, and the creators of the three best ideas were awarded $10,000 in DonorsChoose credits.

Support Your Local Community

Teachers at 77% of all the public schools in America have used our platform, so you can find projects in your backyard. Support the communities you care about, and see exactly who you're helping through our rich reporting.

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Support Your Local Community

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools matched donations to all Oklahoma City public school project requests, driving attention and support to the district from outside the geographic community.

To support a healthy environment, San Diego Gas & Electric matched all donations to environmental science projects in San Diego County dollar-for-dollar. Donations to districts with especially high populations received $2 for every $1 given, giving these high-impact projects an extra chance at success.

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, started by former Wisconsin Senator and education advocate Herb Kohl, welcomed teachers back to school by instantly funding every classroom project request in Wisconsin.

Rally the Public Through Philanthropy

More than three million people have public projects on our site, and they're ready to join you in bringing classroom dreams to life. You can grow that community even further by launching a match offer, empowering customers to participate in your philanthropy, or using the tools we've developed to mobilize the public.

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Rally the Public Through Philanthropy

SONIC's Limeades for Learning invited SONIC customers to vote for their favorite DonorsChoose projects. Every week during the campaign, SONIC fully funded the 1,000 most-voted-for projects.

During the B'gosh Jeanius Campaign, OshKosh B'gosh channeled customer's point of sale donations to pre-k–2nd grade project requests at low-income schools near the brand's stores and near their corporate headquarters.

Engage Your Employees

By empowering employees to participate in your philanthropy, you can nurture a passionate and loyal workforce. Employees have the chance to bring nearby 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 Your Employees

To celebrate the holiday season, Pinterest gifted every employee with a $100 co-branded DonorsChoose gift card to use in support of music and art projects from schools surrounding their Bay Area headquarters.

Lockheed Martin offered to match every donation to STEM projects on DonorsChoose when employees entered a promo code. The wide geographic reach of DonorsChoose made it possible for every employee at Lockheed Martin's many plants nationwide to support a project in their backyard.

J. Crew empowered employees at all 450 stores to support classroom projects that inspire them through a DonorsChoose gift code. To add an element of friendly competition and inspire donations, J. Crew divided their associates into teams and created a leaderboard to track donations.

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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What does that mean for you?

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.

Our efficiency and transparency have earned us top ratings from charity watchdogs.

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Self-Serve Campaigns

At DonorsChoose, we strive to keep our operations lean so that we can serve as many teachers and students as effectively as possible. For organizations looking to give up to $25,000, check out these easy-to-implement resources. (If you're giving more than $25,000, we can offer hands-on support and customize your giving!)

Support Projects

You can search our site to find a project that inspires you. You'll see exactly how every dollar you give is spent, and you'll receive thank-yous and pictures from the classroom showing how your donation helped.

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Giving Pages

You can create a giving page as a registry for classroom projects your organization cares about. Add your favorite projects matching your ideal criteria, create a custom URL, and encourage colleagues or customers to give.

Create a giving page

Gift Cards

You can purchase gift cards in any denomination to give to staff, clients, or customers. For orders of $1,000 or greater, you can upload a corporate logo to the gift card, as well as customize the name and message printed on each gift card.

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Can I make an in-kind donation?

We're not currently set up to receive and distribute in-kind donations. Read more about in-kind donations on our Help Center, or take a look at our process for becoming a vendor.

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What is your preferred range for a charitable gift?

Check out some of our self-serve options above! If you're still unsure of how you'd like to give, let us know what you're thinking, and we'll see how we can help.