Automatic monthly donations: How it works

Automatic monthly donations are the best giving option for you if you are short on time, want to fund classroom projects every month, and want make a lasting impact on public schools.

Sign-up to make automatic monthly donations.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose the amount you’d like to donate each month.

  2. We’ll charge your card on the 17th of each month and notify you when “credits” are available in your DonorsChoose.org account.

  3. You’ll have 30 days in which to hand-pick a classroom project(s) if you’d like to choose how your donation is spent.

After 30 days, if you haven’t picked a project, we’ll allocate your donation to one that is in urgent need of support.

*If the charge fails on the 17th -- often due to an expired card, a canceled card, a temporarily disabled card, or an insufficient balance -- we will try again for the following 30 days in the hopes that your card is reactivated or your card information is updated.