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DonorsChoose for State Education Agencies

We make it easy for state leaders to directly engage and support your state’s educators.

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With DonorsChoose:

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You clarify your statewide goals and identify available funds.

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Teachers request the learning materials they need to reach those outcomes with their students.

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We vet and send supplies directly to classrooms with end-to-end reporting

Proud partner of ten government agencies

$3.2 Million

1 in 4 Alaska teachers funded in 2 weeks

$2M Original Commitment

$20 Million

1 in 4 Arizona teachers funded in 4 weeks

$14M Original Commitment

$18 Million

1 in 5 Colorado teachers funded in 2 weeks

$11M Original Commitment

$4 Million

1 in 5 Connecticut teachers funded in 1 week

$6.5 Million

1 in 5 Hawai’i teachers funded in 3 weeks

$500K Original Commitment

$18 Million

1 in 2 Nevada teachers funded in 8 weeks

$8M Original Commitment

$23.6 Million

1 in 6 Oklahoma teachers funded in 1 week

$6M Original Commitment

$12 Million

1 in 2 Utah teachers funded in 2 weeks

$12M Original Commitment

Local partnerships

$1.3 Million

1 in 5 Delaware teachers funded in 6 weeks, c/o New Castle County

$1 Million

Baltimore Public Schools Impact is ongoing

How it works


State announces funding opportunity for teachers

We’ve launched at press conferences, on Good Morning, Arizona! At schools — these are moments of pure teacher joy!


Teachers request resources to help their students learn

Teachers pick out the learning materials (robotics kits, books, flexible seating, etc.) that their students need from our online shopping experience, which features items from 20+ best-in-class education vendors.


DonorsChoose vets every teacher’s request. Projects that meet your criteria receive funding from your state’s subgrant.

When you work with DonorsChoose, you get access to our full 200-person strong team. Your SEA does not need to hire any additional staff.


Supplies begin arriving to the school within a few days

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!


Your team receives detailed reports

We aggregate trends and highlight your impact, giving you access to crips and informative data on what your teachers need — from the top requested elementary picture books, to curated classroom impact stories.

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Our reporting is best-in-class, including a live updating impact page on our website, and detailed classroom project level lists of the items ordered.

We collaborate with you on both project-by-project data and an aggregate trends report. You will have access to the specific schools and teachers supported, along with grade levels, subject areas, and resources funded through your subgrant.

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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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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

Messaging and communications support

Award-winning operations and impact teams

Collaboration with school districts around oversight and promotion

Best-in-class data and reporting capabilities

Pre-negotiated prices on school supplies

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Want to learn more about our turnkey partnerships?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is DonorsChoose an allowable expenditure for federal programs like Title II, and/or an approved vendor in our state? In most cases, yes! DonorsChoose is already doing business philanthropically in all 50 states and D.C. DonorsChoose has processed more than $105 million in state and federal subgrants. We complete a Single Federal Audit annually and are registered state vendors as needed in the states that directly contract with us.
  • 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 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 as well as program costs like marketing support, reporting for government stakeholders, and keeping our website best-in-class.
  • What if our state already offers a tax credit for teachers to buy classroom supplies, or another teacher wallet type of program? DonorsChoose is a flexible platform that can complement existing state programs. We work with state partners to co-design initiatives that align with their goals, allowing them to directly provide materials to teachers and students within the parameters set by an SEA. Our platform can help states build upon or administer current programs, supplementing — not supplanting — what's already working. We're open to discussing your state's needs and exploring how a partnership with DonorsChoose could benefit your educators and students.

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State Procurement Program

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