DonorsChoose.org is a United States–based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects. Founded in 2000 by former public school teacher Charles Best, DonorsChoose.org was among the first civic crowdfunding platforms of its kind. The organization has been given Charity Navigator’s highest rating every year since 2005.

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  • “The look on the face of a kid that gets a new book… it’s just magical.” – Mr. Ohl, middle school teacher Every student should experience the unmatched joy of getting lost in a great book. But in classroom libraries across America, the available books are no match for the voracious appetites of young readers. […]

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  • What was the first book that changed how you see the world? Of the millions of books requested on DonorsChoose.org over the years, these seven stand out for their impact on countless childhoods. And when teachers use them in the classroom, kids are still thrilled. To build this list, we looked at the books that […]

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DonorsChoose.org
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  • Ali here, your friendly neighborhood Partnerships Director. Our team has been collaborating with the PwC Charitable Foundation for more than eight years. For the last two of those years, our work has focused on enabling DonorsChoose.org teachers to use a set of free, online financial literacy modules. The modules were developed by the PwC Charitable […]

DonorsChoose.org
DonorsChoose.org
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  • This October, it’s all about the books. Teachers tell us all the time that access to the right book can make all the difference to a student. So let’s help make sure that every child has the book that will light up their world! On October 18 and 19, donations to every book project on […]

DonorsChoose.org
DonorsChoose.org
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  • Around the DonorsChoose.org office, fall is our favorite time of year (don’t tell spring!) Here are just a few of the many reasons: Sweater weather, Halloween movies, pumpkin spice everything, and, of course, the return of Chevron’s Fuel Your School program. Every year, this program provides a unique opportunity for teachers and classroom supporters to […]

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DonorsChoose.org
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  • How did you first hear about DonorsChoose.org? Sometimes it’s through a friend, family member, social media post, or news story. More often than not though, teachers hear about DonorsChoose.org through a colleague who has used it to get what they need for their students. From September 25 through October 2, it’s DonorsChoose.org Welcome Week. With […]

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DonorsChoose.org
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  • Through community service learning projects, students are able to develop an awareness and understanding of the big social issues that impact their community. Across the country, teachers are exploring new ways to take their traditional lessons and apply them to the real world. With these service learning project ideas, students can strengthen their ties to […]

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DonorsChoose.org
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  • Mark your calendar: Starting Monday, September 25, it’s officially DonorsChoose.org Welcome Week for teachers who have yet to submit a classroom request! All week long, teachers who submit their first DonorsChoose.org request will receive a $50 kickoff donation from our community. Teachers can request up to $500 in resources! In addition to the bonus donation, […]

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DonorsChoose.org
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  • Hurricane Harvey has cut a destructive path across the Gulf Coast, and Florida is preparing for the impact of Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. Teachers and students in both areas will need your help to rebuild and get back to learning. In the coming weeks, we’ll help teachers create requests […]

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DonorsChoose.org
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  • This back-to-school season, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation matched donations to teacher requests on DonorsChoose.org for two days. What unfolded blew our minds. On the morning of August 23, The Gates Foundation match began, inspiring over 33,000 donors to flock to DonorsChoose.org. All told, classroom supporters and public school teachers across the country teamed […]

DonorsChoose.org
DonorsChoose.org
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  • Hurricane Harvey has cut a destructive path across the Gulf Coast. Cities in Texas and Louisiana are still grappling with the extent of storm damage, which includes schools impacted by the record-breaking floods. Teachers and students will need your help to rebuild. As the rebuilding effort begins, we’ll help teachers create projects for critical needs […]

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DonorsChoose.org
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DonorsChoose.org
DonorsChoose.org
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  • Tucked inside the invitation to her September wedding, Rickee Stewart’s friends and family found a twist on the traditional registry card. Instead of plates and cutlery, Rickee registered for “tennis shoes and Converse and backpacks and winter coats” to help support homeless students at her Utah school. When Rickee started teaching two years ago after […]

DonorsChoose.org
DonorsChoose.org
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  • On March 10, Bob Moritz, PwC US chairman, and the PwC Charitable Foundation, joined over 50 athletes, artists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists in flash funding classroom projects in communities across the U.S., helping to give every student a #BestSchoolDay. This is why they are supporting classroom projects in Miami, FL, and Jamaica, Queens, NY.

DonorsChoose.org
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  • Performing arts teacher Ms. Graham shares her thoughts on why music and art help students find their place in school, and become more engaged in learning and the broader community. Ms. Graham taught at the same Connecticut high school for many years, until deep budget cuts ended their music program in 2010. When her principal called five years later with the news that funding at been restored, s...

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