DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, nearly 1 million teachers have been connected to donors to fund items needs like books, art supplies, and class trips to directly benefit students.


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All too often teachers dip into their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies. DonorsChoose is changing this by directly connecting donors with teachers. Since being founded by a teacher in a Bronx public high school, DonorsChoose has reached nearly 100,000 schools and nearly 3 million projects have been funded. Why does this matter? Research has shown that supplies and support like this clearly boosts student achievement and improves teacher retention.

DonorsChoose has emphasized an Equity Focus, drawing attention and dollars to schools that address racial and socioeconomic inequities
Classroom requests reflect student need and interest, and can range from basic supplies to butterfly cocoons, robotics kits, or books with diverse characters

Why The Impact Job ❤️ DonorsChoose

It's not always easy to see the direct impact of your donation. DonorsChoose changes this by bringing extreme transparency to a space that deserves our support: public school education. By working directly with teachers and requiring cost details, donors see exactly where their dollars go. In fact, a remarkable 95% of funding supports program costs, directly improving the lives of those in the classroom.

DonorsChoose has recieved the highest possible rating from Charity Watch, Charity Navigator, and Guidestar

Their impact is deep - 88% of public schools in the U.S. have had at least one teacher post a project

DonorsChoose has an open, collaborative office in New York City but is also very supportive of hybrid or remote work

Work Remote Policy

Flexible. DonorChoose has an office in New York City but also supports hybrid or work remote. For work remote, colleagues in the following states are welcomed: CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MD, MI, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TX, and WI.

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