School business officials like you use DonorsChoose to support their students
Easily monitor materials coming into the district and receive new resources at no cost to teachers or schools
When you become a district partner, you'll be able to monitor materials coming into the district and receive new resources at no cost to teachers or schools with ease. As part of our free District Partnership Program, school business officials get:
Become a district partner
What our partners are saying
“DonorsChoose provides the crowdfunding safeguards our district needs. They ensure the process is fiscally accountable and transparent, keeps our business office informed, and protects student privacy.”
“DonorsChoose makes it easy to monitor, through detailed reporting, all of the resources being delivered to our schools. When schools closed due to COVID-19, they seamlessly implemented a work-around process to ensure the donors could still donate to projects and materials could be sent directly to the district warehouse.”
“It is common for our schools and teachers to make requests for donations, and it's great to be able to offer them an option like DonorsChoose that meets internal control and cash handling requirements. Accountability over money and assets is a critical part of maintaining public trust.”
Association of School Business Officials International
We're proud to have worked with the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) to help school business leaders become better informed about crowdfunding best practices. Below are key factors to consider in evaluating crowdfunding platforms. DonorsChoose checks off all three:
- Financial transparency &accountability
- Privacy and safety
- Integrity Controls
DonorsChoose Materials Ownership Policy
Materials funded through DonorsChoose are the property of the public school classroom. We ship items directly to verified teachers and schools, and we notify the principal and other registered teachers at the school when they're on their way. If a teacher changes schools, the materials remain property of the original school unless that school's principal gives consent for the teacher to bring those materials to their new school.
For more information on ASBO International, visit asbointl.org.
Verified public school teachers create projects on our site, requesting 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 and ship the teacher's requested items. 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.
How can I get reporting for my school district?
We're a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and we keep detailed records on materials shipped to each classroom: the exact items, their value, and the date we shipped them.
Just complete this quick form to get free, customized reporting on the project requests your teachers post and the materials funded for your district.
We've worked with online safety experts to create protective guidelines for the teacher's profile and for photographs of the funded project. We also vet every project before it's posted to ensure that the teacher's request never includes any student identifying information.