You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mr. Konitshek from San Diego CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Build A Chess Progam

My students need a site license to the online chess curriculum, "Chess Magnet School", which will provide all students at our school access to the program.

  • $1,338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment." -Garry Kasparov At our school, chess is more than a game.

I teach at a Title I Charter School where most of the students qualify for the free lunch program.

In my first year at the school, with a lack of funding for electives and extracurricular activity, I decided to implement a chess club at the school. Since then, chess has gained interest from students. What has pleased me is that students who may not be great academic students have gained confidence through playing chess. This confidence is a building block to helping these students realize that they can excel academically through hard work. Chess is now an everyday class available to students.

My Project

As our chess program grows, I am constantly getting new students who are interested in playing chess. Since I have only one chess class, the combination of beginner level students with experienced makes it difficult at times to manage. The Chess Magnet School program is a computer chess program that teaches players from beginner to expert. The teacher can assign specific assignments based on playing ability to have all students actively engaged. As a teacher, I can manage all students online and even work with students in other aspects, while the rest of the class is working online with the program.

Our school does not have very many extracurricular activities.

There is no funding for after school sports or clubs and I believe chess can be an activity that defines our school. Chess is activity that can appeal to a wide range of students and provide a fun and educational program for our school. The Chess Magnet School program will allow students to learn both in the classroom and at home.

Mr. Konitshek
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Konitshek is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chess Magnet School site license • Chess Magnet School $1,000.00 1 $1,000.00

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


14 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Diego","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1863141],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":1223334,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":500,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Konitshek","authorIds":{"1863141":{"owner":"Mr. Konitshek","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1223334],"proposalHash":"-712419718","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":301748,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjIwNjU4Ng==","MjQyMTQ1NQ==","MjMyNDA2MA==","NDkwOTQ5","MjI2MzQwOA==","MjQ2MDQxNQ==","MjE5ODA2NA==","MTg4ODIwOQ==","MjEzNjIyNg==","MzY4MTE2","NDQwOTAz","MTkxNzk2MA==","MjMyODAwNA==","MTczNDQxMA==","MjM4Nzc5Mw=="],"teacherId":1863141,"schoolCounty":"San Diego","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}