DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone
to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of
America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give
any amount to the project that most inspires you.
When a project reaches its funding goal, we ship the materials to the
school. You'll get photos of the project taking place, a letter from
the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50
and you'll also receive hand-written thank-yous from the students.
Is there a minimum donation?
You can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice,
transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone
who gives millions.
What happens if a project doesn't reach its goal?
If a partially funded project expires, donors get their donations returned as account credits, which they can use to:
Choose a new project to support;
Have us choose a new project for them
Send the teacher they supported a DonorsChoose.org gift card
How do you ensure integrity?
We vet every classroom project request, purchase the materials and
ship them directly to the school, provide photos of the project taking
place, and supply a cost report showing how every dollar was spent.
What kinds of schools do you serve?
K-12 public schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including public charter schools.