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We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

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Different ways to give to DonorsChoose

Give now, pick projects later

These easy-to-give tactics allow you to make large donations while still evaluating each individual project with the transparency and accountability you love.

Employer matching

Many companies now offer charitable matching programs to support their employees' favorite charities. Find out how you can receive additional funds from your employer to support projects of your choice!

Learn more about employer matching

Give the gift of giving

Give your friends and family the joy of supporting their personal passions through DonorsChoose.

  • Include your message of support
  • Available for delivery, at home printing, or email
  • For orders of $1,000+, upload a logo and customize the name and message printed on each gift card
  • Your recipient chooses a project and hears back from the classroom

Rally your community and highlight your support

Curate the projects that most inspire you on a single page, and encourage others to join you in support of teachers and students.

  • Choose featured projects by hand or by criteria you select
  • Share easily with friends and family
  • Publically track and celebrate your impact

Create a giving page

Questions about these options

  • Why choose other options? We want you to have the flexibility to choose what's right for you! If there are other options we didn't explore here, please reach out to our Donor Relationships team. We're happy to help!
  • How can I access my account credits? Once signed in, you'll find the total of your account credits in the top right-hand corner of every page next to your name, and also on the right-hand side of your “private info” tab. The account credits will be automatically recognized during the checkout process.
  • Do my account credits expire? Account credits can expire! Make sure that you use them before the listed expiration date (typically within 12 months of purchase). You can extend the expiration date for 30 days from the current date. You'll find a blue link labeled “Extend” under your account credits total on the right-hand corner of your “private info” page. You can also contact us for additional support.
  • I want to give a large amount. Can I talk to a person? Thank you so much for your interest in supporting teachers through DonorsChoose at scale. Please send a note to our Donor Relationships team, and we'll set up a time to talk about your goals.
  • Can I give in-kind? We're not currently set up to receive and distribute in-kind donations. Read more about in-kind donations on our Help Center.
  • Can I run my own match offer, or partner with DonorsChoose creatively? If you're interested in partnering with DonorsChoose, we'd love to hear more about the match you're interested in creating! Please send a short description to our Donor Relationships team and we'll get back to you shortly.

Have additional questions? We're here to help

We have a team of folks ready to help you make an impact on classrooms with your gift. For direct support, please email us at donorrelationships@donorschoose.org, or leave us a voicemail at 646.586.5306 ext. 202.