Update 2/21/17: With so many amazing Chromebook projects on the site, funding for this offer is expected to run out within the next week. Now's the perfect time to kick your fundraising into high gear! We'll update this page when funding no longer remains.
Google.org is celebrating this holiday season in true philanthropic style: by contributing $5M to classroom Chromebook project requests on DonorsChoose.org.
On December 20, Google.org kicked off this Chromebook campaign by fully funding all Chromebook requests from highest poverty schools. All Chromebook projects at highest poverty schools submitted before 12/19 qualified for this flash funding, and if your project was fully funded, it will be ready for purchase by our team once you’ve confirmed you still need these resources. (Heads up: our winter ordering break means your Chromebooks will only be delivered when school is in session, so no need to worry about devices arriving at an empty school office.)
Additionally, Chromebook projects from all schools can now qualify for a Double Your Impact offer, and new donations to eligible projects will be matched by Google. If you already have a project requesting Chromebooks up, you’ll see the Google.org logo on your project page, which means your project automatically qualifies for matching donations. If you don’t have a Chromebook request up but need this technology in your classroom, see the details below so you can qualify!
Here’s how to qualify:
- Create a project requesting Chromebooks.
- Many districts require purchasing Google management console licenses, so check with your district IT team to see if you’ll also need to request these with your Chromebooks. If you already received Chromebooks and would like consoles, feel free to create a new project requesting just these licenses, and your license request will qualify for the Google match offer.
- Chromebooks require a decent wifi connection and an email address for each student and teacher to use and manage these devices. Your IT team will know if these devices are a viable option for your school!
- For more tech project tips for success, click here.
If your project meets the criteria above, you’ll see the Google.org offer as soon as your project is live and new donations will be matched right away, while funds last. We’ll update this page when funds are running low, but rest assured that if you see the Google.org logo on your project page, donations are being matched.
Already benefitted from the Google.org flash funding or match offer? Our friends at Google designed this website just for you, to help you to work most effectively with your new Chromebooks. Cheers!