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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  • What was the book that turned you into a lifelong reader? Teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to request over 20 million books to help nurture the next generation of bookworms. After this fall’s #FillEveryShelf book match, we got a chance to sit down with an incredibly generous citizen donor, Elsa Brule. Her impact speaks for itself: […]

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  • Ms. Yonks is one of those teachers. You know the type. They create a warm, trusting classroom environment where students can thrive. They go above and beyond to make sure students have what they need to learn and grow. We’re in awe of Ms. Yonks and every teacher like her. Here’s why. Happy Holidays to […]

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  • This December, our teachers, donors, and partners will be coming together in a big way to make sure students are thriving at school. We dug into our data and pulled out the top 5 most-funded resources on DonorsChoose.org so far this season. Here are a few of your favorite things! ‘Tis the Season for Books […]

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  • To celebrate #GivingTuesday, when you support a classroom today you and the teacher you support will each be entered into a drawing for one of fifty $5,000 DonorsChoose.org gift cards, backed by our community. Here are the full details. Will your donation be the one that unlocks even more giving? Support a Classroom Today “They […]

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  • Thanksgiving means something different to everyone: Family, food, football, even more food. But at its best, Thanksgiving is a holiday about gratitude. Research into positive psychology has shown that gratitude has a cornucopia of mental and emotional benefits. From better sleep to better relationships, saying “thanks” is one of the most powerful things we can […]

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  • The Wonder movie hits theaters this weekend! Teachers, however, were in on the secret long before Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson signed on for the big-screen adaptation. Wonder is the most requested title on DonorsChoose.org of all time. RJ Palacio’s bestselling book tells the story of a fifth-grade boy with a rare medical condition, navigating school […]

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  • Getting students active isn’t just good for their physical health: studies show that “children who are physically fit absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape.” But when budget cuts come, PE is often one of the first things to go. Now the median school PE budget is under […]

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  • We’re proud to have so many amazing teachers on DonorsChoose.org who teach in military-serving public schools. To make it even easier to support these classrooms, you can now search the site specifically for classrooms that serve students of military families. To mark the introduction of this new feature and honor Veterans Day, every donation to […]

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  • Mark your calendars for November 28th! Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday has become one of the world’s most generous days of the year. We’re excited to use the power of #GivingTuesday to help bring your classroom dreams to life, and this year we’ll bring back our DonorsChoose.org #GivingTuesday GIVEaway. We’ll announce the specific rules […]

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  • Research makes clear what teachers already know: when families are more involved in their child’s education, learning outcomes improve. And most parents are onboard with the idea. A survey by the nonprofit Be a Learning Hero found that “about 85% of parents overall felt [that they could make a difference in] their child’s learning and […]

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  • It’s no secret that the number of STEM jobs is expected to grow rapidly over the next few decades. To make sure students are prepared for those jobs, they need the best STEM education our country can offer, and studies show that hands-on learning will play a major role. According to one study from the […]

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  • Nothing beats cracking open a new book for the first time. Who doesn’t love books? Teachers love books. Students love books. We love books. On October 18 and 19, we translated that love of books into the #FillEveryShelf match offer: for two days, all donations to book projects were doubled. For 48 hours, there was […]

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  • Guest blogger Genein Letford is an elementary music teacher from Canoga Park, California and a member of the DonorsChoose.org Board of Directors. One of the reasons I advocate for arts education is that it forces you to view things from multiple perspectives. When you go through an experience from a new vantage point, a whole […]

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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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  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 […]

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