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The safest, fastest way to support student education needs across your state

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$12 Million, supporting

1 in 2 Utah teachers

$14 Million, supporting

1 in 4 Arizona teachers

$6 Million, supporting

1 in 6 Oklahoma teachers

$8 Million, supporting

1 in 2 Nevada teachers

$1.5 Million, supporting

1 in 5 teachers in Hawai’i

$1.3 Million, supporting

1 in 5 Delaware teachers

How State Rapid Response Works

DonorsChoose helps state leaders like you get resources your teachers need for their students, without juggling procurement forms, receipts, purchasing agreements, deliveries, or returns.

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You set criteria for how much each teacher can request in learning resources.

DonorsChoose projects are an allowable expense for GEER and ARPA funds.


Teachers in your state share their idea and pick resources their students need.

From books to robotics kits and more, DonorsChoose negotiates the best possible pricing with our 24 education vendors.

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DonorsChoose vets every request, funds those that meet your state’s sub-grant criteria, and orders the resources for delivery to your schools

DonorsChoose notifies teachers’ principals of the funded project and supplies begin arriving in the classroom as early as the next day.


You receive a report showing where every dollar was spent, along with a custom landing page showcasing every funded project.

Your message of support will appear on every teachers’ project page.

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can help your state?

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Using COVID-19 recovery funding to support classrooms

State and local governments can leverage DonorsChoose to safely and quickly get resources into the hands of students and teachers across your region.

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Reaching teachers at scale


By deploying $1.3 million to Delaware teachers, the number of educators in the state using DonorsChoose more than trippled.


Hawai’i distributed $1.7 million to educators across the state in just four weeks, reaching 1 in 5 Hawai’i teachers.


Nevada has allocated $8 million to support 10,000 K-12 teachers across the state.

Matt Meyer

“DonorsChoose made it easy for my office to safely fund 1,600+ individual classroom requests across the state of Delaware — all without any complex procurement forms or collecting of receipts.”

Keith Hayashi

“Through DonorsChoose, we were able to directly provide the materials that our Hawai’i teachers selected for students returning for in-person learning. The DonorsChoose team’s efficiency and expertise meant that we did not have to take on additional administrative work — enabling us to focus on celebrating teachers’ great ideas and welcoming students back.”

Jhone Ebert

"We are thrilled to have this opportunity to show appreciation for our educators by investing in their classrooms and providing them with the resources they need in this moment to address the impacts of interrupted learning.”

DonorsChoose is trusted by top education associations, school districts, and 600,000 teachers

The School Superintendents Association
National School Boards Association
Consortium for School Networking
International Society for Technology in Education

DonorsChoose State Procurement
Program Benefits

Our platform exclusively supports public school teachers and is optimized for transparency and efficiency.


Messaging about funding opportunities to our network of teachers and yours


Collaboration with school districts in your state on oversight and promotion tools


Pre-negotiated prices on school supplies


Vetting of every project


Award-winning operations and partnerships teams


Best-in-class data and reporting capabilities


Custom landing page

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See where every dollar goes

Every classroom project request on DonorsChoose features a line item breakdown of each requested resource, necessary processing costs, and the suggested donation to DonorsChoose.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is DonorsChoose an allowable expenditure under ARPA? Yes! Most state entities working with the DonorsChoose State Procurement Pogram are considering utilizing GEER funds from HR-133. The GEER Fund statute allows subgrants to, or contracts with, education-related entities. An education-related entity can be a nonprofit within the state that provides services supporting schools — like DonorsChoose.
  • What are the administrative costs for partnering with DonorsChoose? Each project includes an itemized cost breakdown of every learning material requested by the teacher, as well as:

    Any state sales tax, shipping fees, or third party payment processing fees that DonorsChoose needs to pay

    A $30 flat fulfillment fee, which covers the costs of ordering and fulfilling all materials, as well as providing a 17-person-strong customer service team to help teachers with questions. (The average response time for inquiries is under 24 hours, and 94% of DonorsChoose teachers and donors are satisfied with the help they receive.)

    A 15% allocation to DonorsChoose, which covers our overhead (5%), as well as program costs associated with our teacher procurement platform, including keeping our website best in class, outreach to teachers, reporting for government stakeholders, and partnerships with school districts
  • Why work with DonorsChoose? Can we fulfill teachers’ requests through our own DOE? Once we finalize your approach to applying funds, educational resources will begin arriving in classrooms within a matter of days. There’s no administrative burden or learning curve from your team, and teachers can get precisely what they need, delivered quickly from multiple vendors.

    Here are some of the lessons we’ve learned along the way about building a procurement system, and how it compares to contracting with an organization like DonorsChoose.
  • What is the process for starting a procurement contract with DonorsChoose? Contact us below.

Get more info about the DonorsChoose
State Procurement Program

Connect with our Head of Foundation Giving to learn how DonorsChoose can support your state.