Updated: February 9th @ 8:48AM ET: this funding opportunity is no longer available.
Starting today at 7AM ET, all qualifying projects will receive a 2X match. That means a $20 donation will become a $40 donation, and so on.
If your project meets the criteria below, new donations on your project will be matched as long as funding remains. You will see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it is approved and live on the site. Please note, the match offer will not appear during Friends and Family Pre-Funding.
How to qualify:
- You have filled out the DonorsChoose teacher demographic survey and identified yourself as Black or African American OR teach at a school where 50% or more students identify as Black
- If you haven’t filled out the demographic survey, log into your teacher account and click the link for the survey on the right hand side of the screen.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Are there any restrictions on which donations are matched?
Credit card, PayPal, account credit, and gift card donations to live projects are eligible for this match. Donations made on February 8 via check and donor-advised fund (DAF) will not be matched due to processing time.
Q: How do I know if a project qualifies for the match?
Donations made to qualifying projects starting today at 7AM ET, while funds last, will be eligible for the match.
- Projects eligible for the match offer will have a yellow header at the top of the project page and a banner titled “Celebrating Black History Month.”
- Donations made before a project is live (when it’s in the friends and family pre-funding stage) will be matched only if an eligible project is approved today while the match is ongoing. You may need to refresh your browser to see if the header or banner is still available, indicating the match is still going.
Q: How can I see my school’s student demographics?
DonorsChoose gets information about your students’ demographics from the National Center for Education Statistics. To find out what your school’s are, head to DonorsChoose.org and search for your school in the search bar. Once you’ve found your school page, scroll down to the Students section. You’ll see your student population’s racial demographics.