If you're a donor, here's the deal:
If a partially funded project expires or is removed by the teacher and you don’t personally know the teacher, we'll email you the day after the project expires so that you can decide what happens next. We'll send credits back to your DonorsChoose.org account, you can select a new project to support, or you can send the donation back to the original teacher as a DonorsChoose.org gift code. If you haven’t taken action in 30 days, we’ll apply those funds to other classroom projects in need.
If you know the teacher personally and gave via one of their fundraising links or teacher page, we’ll automatically send your donation to that teacher as a DonorsChoose.org gift code to be used on their next classroom project. You’ll be notified via email when this happens, and notified when your donation is used toward a new project.
If you're a teacher:
If your project expires without full funding, the points that you used to post your project will be returned to your account so that you can try again.
Although you're unable to directly repost an expired project, if the items in the expired request are still needed, you can create and submit a new request for similar items. Remember: you can always access your expired projects in your account, so it's easy to use when creating a new project.