Update 3/26/18: We've had so many awesome families attend so many wonderful Family Engagement evenings that we're currently at capacity for parent gift cards. If you have an event planned in the next few weeks, your classroom parents can still complete the survey, and we'll add them to the waiting list for gift codes.
Update 1/2/18: Funds for this match offer were fully applied to eligible projects on 12/30/17. If additional funds become available we will update this page.
Starting October 31, your project requesting resources to host a Family Engagement Event at your school can come to life at half the cost thanks to matched donations from Carnegie Corporation. Carnegie Corporation believes that students thrive when their parents are involved in the learning process, which is why they’re supporting teachers dreaming up Family Engagement Nights (or other events!) to engage parents and students with this 2X Match offer!
This match also has a little something extra. Once your project is fully funded, you’ll receive an email with an additional opportunity to empower those families to get even more involved in classroom life by earning a DonorsChoose.org gift card, while funding lasts. We hope these gift cards will get parents more involved in the school their student attends.
Here’s how to qualify:
- Create a project, and enter the campaign code FAMILY when you get started.
- Request resources that will help you plan a Family Engagement night or other event to engage families, outside of school. The project must request resources for an after-school event.
- Be specific in your essay about how the resources you're requesting will help you engage families in your students' education, as part of an event at your school.
- Keep your total project goal under $2,000, including tax, shipping, and the suggested donation to DonorsChoose.org.
- Select Parent Involvement as your subject.
If your project meets the criteria above, you should see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it’s approved and live on the site (however, it won’t appear during Friends and Family Pre-funding). New donations will be matched one-to-one as long as funding remains.
FAQ on the parent survey
Q: When will the survey be sent out?
A: The survey will be sent to your DonorsChoose.org email address within 2 weeks of the day your project is fully funded.
Q: When will the gift cards be sent out?
A: Gift cards will be delivered to the email address each parent provides within one month of the family engagement event.
Q: Is there a limit on the number of gift cards parents can receive?
A: Up to 10 parents per eligible project can receive one gift card each while funding lasts. If you're working with other teachers on the same project, the teacher who posted the project will receive the survey link, and up to 10 parents can receive a gift card by completing the survey, while funding lasts. If funding allows, we'll send gift cards to additional parents who completed the survey for each classroom event.
Q: Can I have parents fill out a survey at more than one event?
A: Only one event per teacher will be eligible for parent gift card rewards.