At DonorsChoose.org you may ask for a variety of resources that will help your students learn! This can include requests for materials or requests for class trips or class visitors.
Requests for materials:
Most projects for classroom materials are requested through our vendor directory. Check out our list of commonly requested items and vendor list for a general idea of what's available! You'll be able to start shopping once you begin a project.
You'll want to make sure you have enough points to create the class project of your dreams. Requests for materials from our vendor directory require 1-4 points depending on the cost of the materials.
If you want to request materials that aren't available through the vendor directory, you can submit a special request project once you've earned 6 points. Learn more about special requests.
Class trips and class visitors:
You can submit projects for class trips and visitors for 3 points. If your class trip will cost $1200 or more, you'll need 4 points to submit it.
All DonorsChoose.org projects must meet the following criteria:
- All requested resources must be used by students or directly provide a student experience.
- The request must be appropriate to your school (i.e., if your school can only service PC computers, you should request that type of resource).
- The project cannot foster discrimination or proselytize a religious or political viewpoint.
- Costs of labor, capital improvements to the school or grounds, vehicle purchases, salaries, or royalty/rental fees may not be requested.
- We encourage teachers to submit projects that can be carried out at any time during the school year, as it can take anywhere from four minutes to four months for a project to be fully funded.
See great sample projects for inspiration and get started!