Starting January 17th, 2024, qualifying projects will receive a 2X match on new donations. 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. Once your project is approved and live on the site, you will see the match offer displayed on your project page.
How to qualify:
- Teach K - 2nd grades at an Equity Focus School
- You’ve never had a project fully funded on DonorsChoose
- Create a project requesting materials that are for teaching students with disabilities. Please ensure accurate representation and select the corresponding subject area only if it truthfully aligns with your project. Select the STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES subject area.
- Request under $1500 for your total project goal, including taxes, shipping, fees, and the suggested donation to support DonorsChoose
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is there a limit to the amount of matching funds I can receive?
Eligible teachers can receive up to $5,000 from this funding opportunity across all their eligible projects.
Q: Are there any restrictions on which donations are matched?
All new donations to live projects are eligible for this match. Previous donations placed before the match offer's start date will not be matched.
Q: What is an Equity Focus School?
Equity Focus Schools on DonorsChoose are schools where 50% or more of students are Black, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, or multiracial, and 50% or more of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch, the standard measure for school economic need level. Check this page to learn more about Equity Focus Schools.
Q: How can I edit my project?
If your project has not received any donations, you can make any edits you’d like by returning your project to a draft status. You can do this by heading over to the Projects section of your account and clicking on the "Return project to draft" button underneath your project title. Once your project is in draft status, you can make any edits and resubmit it. Then, it will be re-screened by our team and re-posted if eligible. Read more about editing your project.
With thanks to the Oak Foundation
Oak Foundation’s Learning Differences Programme helps improve learning environments for students with learning differences. They focus on supporting students who have specific learning disabilities and individuals who may have other related neurological processing challenges that can impact learning (such as attention deficits, sensory processing disorders, and executive function challenges).