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DonorsChoose Teacher Support Campaign

Use ESSER dollars to fund your teachers’ resource requests on DonorsChoose

  • Rapid deployment of funds
  • Transparent ESSER reporting
  • Highly impactful support for teachers
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Our Rapid Deployment Process

Our team helps state leaders get resources to teachers while eliminating the need for complex purchasing agreements, procurement forms, and collecting receipts. We even handle returns!

  1. 1. State announces funding

  2. 2. Teachers request resources

  3. 3. DonorsChoose vets every request

  4. 4. Supplies begin arriving to the school within a few days

  5. 5. Your team receives detailed reports

“In just ten short weeks, we were able to distribute $8 million in funding to 10,993 of our educators, based on their individual needs and classroom priorities.

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Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent Nevada

State Campaign Impact

$12 Million, supporting

1 in 2 Utah teachers

funded in 2 weeks

$14 Million, supporting

1 in 4 Arizona teachers

funded in 2 weeks

$6 Million, supporting

1 in 6 Oklahoma teachers

funded in 1 week

$8 Million, supporting

1 in 2 Nevada teachers

funded in 10 weeks

$1.5 Million, supporting

1 in 5 teachers in Hawai’i

funded in 3 weeks

$1.3 Million, supporting

1 in 5 Delaware teachers

funded in 6 weeks

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We show you where every dollar goes, taking the stress out of ESSER reporting

We automatically send you the data your team needs to report ESSER funding impact. You’ll see the specific schools and teachers supported, along with grade levels, subject areas, and resources funded through your subgrant.

Learn more about our reporting

DonorsChoose–funded resources are proven to improve teacher retention and student achievement

Research from the University of Michigan shows that, because DonorsChoose enables frontline teachers to identify the materials their students need, funding DonorsChoose projects measurably improves academic outcomes and decreases teacher turnover.

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“Providing direct classroom funding shows professional respect for teachers and supports student success. Teachers know their students’ academic needs better than anyone and can design tailored projects.”

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Kathy Hoffman, Arizona’s state Superintendent of Public Instruction

DonorsChoose State Procurement
Program Benefits

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


Every project vetted by our team of experts


Award-winning operations and impact teams


Best-in-class data and reporting capabilities


Custom landing page


Messaging and communications support


Collaboration with school districts around oversight and promotion


Pre-negotiated prices on school supplies

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“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.”

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Keith Hayashi, Superintendent State of Hawai’i

22 Years of Best-in-Class Transparency

Our dedication to transparency earns us top ratings from charity watchdogs, and trust from top education associations, school districts, and 750,000 teachers

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“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.”

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Matt Meyer, County Executive New Castle, Delaware

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Proud to be a Nevada Educator! I thank the NDE for their support of Nevada educators, their classrooms, and students.

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Mr. Thaxton, Nevada

Thank you for your generosity and for believing in me, but most importantly my students! I can't wait to share what we are going to learn.

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Mrs. Sánchez-West, Delaware

A huge shout out to DonorsChoose for facilitating the quick review and acceptance of our projects. I can't wait to share this good, good news with my students!

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Mrs. Parsons, Nevada

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is DonorsChoose an allowable expenditure under ARPA? Yes! Most state entities working with DonorsChoose 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 plus any associated third party fees (like sales tax or payment processing), as well as:

    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 like marketing support, reporting for government stakeholders, and keeping our website best-in-class.
  • Why use DonorsChoose instead of fulfilling teachers’ requests through our own DOE? Once we begin deploying funding to teachers’ projects, educational resources will begin arriving in classrooms within a matter of days. There’s no administrative burden or learning curve for your team, and teachers can get precisely what they need, delivered quickly from a variety of vendors.

    Here are some of the lessons we’ve learned along the way about building a procurement system, and how it compares to subgranting to an organization like DonorsChoose.
  • What is the process for starting a partnership with DonorsChoose? Contact us below to schedule a 30-minute intro call so we can learn more about your goals and customize a partnership.

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State Procurement Program

Connect with our team to learn how DonorsChoose can support your state.