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Technology leaders like you use DonorsChoose to support their students

More than 11,000 school districts in the United States have received over $700 million of philanthropic funding for learning resources through our website. A select cohort of districts have partnered with us to do even more. They maximize the use of our non-profit crowdfunding platform and make it a more intentional part of their district's national philanthropic engagement strategy.

Increase student access to innovative technology and ensure the resources being requested by your teachers are district-compatible

As part of our free District Partnership Program, technology leaders get:

  • Technology guidelines embedded in our site to help ensure teachers request district-compliant technology resources
  • Free, regular reporting on all technology items delivered to your teachers, and updates on the technology teachers are asking for
  • Early notification of funding opportunities on DonorsChoose, including funding for technology devices and other STEM resources
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Trust & Transparency

We’re a 501(c)3 nonprofit that prioritizes efficiency, transparency, and accountability. Whether you’re a donor, teacher, or administrator, you know where every dollar goes. That’s why Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, and Guidestar award us their highest ratings.

Trusted by districts across the country

We're the platform preferred by district technology leaders. We provide a safe, systematic way for donors and foundations across America to support your teachers and students. We send resources to teachers, never cash.

Jun Kim

“DonorsChoose helps connect Moore Public Schools with a nation of support for their creative project ideas while also providing resources and tools. Our district has leveraged controls such as reporting to help us identify district-wide trends and the technology guidelines so teachers know what my team can support.”

Pete Just

“DonorsChoose has provided supplemental technology resources that help our teachers create engaging environments for instruction. We are so appreciative of the community of donors that support our young learners through DonorsChoose.”

We’re proud to work with

The School Superintendents Association
International Society for Technology in Education

We're proud to partner with CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) and ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) to help district technology leaders make it as easy as possible for their teachers to get learning resources that align with their district's technology policies. You can learn more in our District Technology Leaders Toolkit.

District Technology Leaders Toolkit from CoSN

District Technology Leaders Toolkit from CoSN

Find tips, case studies from fellow CTOs, and innovative STEM-focused project examples to help you harness the power of DonorsChoose in your district.

CoSN Blog: Advancing Learning and Teaching through Technology

CoSN Blog: Advancing Learning and Teaching through Technology

Mark Racine, CIO of Boston Public Schools, shares how BPS has leveraged DonorsChoose to increase access to enriching, district-compliant technology.

The DonorsChoose Blog: Setting Teachers Up for Tech Success through Device Licensing

The DonorsChoose Blog: Setting Teachers Up for Tech Success through Device Licensing

Read about the work we've done to ensure that Apple devices and Chromebooks arrive ready for district management.

Helping Teachers Request District-Compatible Technology

Helping Teachers Request District-Compatible Technology

District leaders can add their technology guidelines to DonorsChoose to guide teachers toward the right technology requests.

We bring funding to the table

On average, 75% of the funds given to a classroom project comes from people and organizations beyond the teacher’s personal network, which makes our site especially useful for teachers in low-income communities. Our corporate and foundation partners have given more than $550 million to classrooms so far.

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Want to stay up-to-date on all of the project funding available to your teachers on DonorsChoose? Become a partner to receive early notification of funding opportunities on our site.

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One-of-a-kind accountability

You may be familiar with traditional crowdfunding websites. We’re different. As a nonprofit charity founded 20 years ago, we've put in place measures to verify every teacher, school, item, and shipment. Here’s how we do it.

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.

Student Safety

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.

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