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2X Match on Pre-K and Head Start projects in select geographies, thanks to PNC Grow Up Great®

PNC Grow Up Great believes deeply in the power of high-quality early childhood education and is dedicated to providing innovative opportunities that assist families, educators, and community organizations to enhance children's learning and development. PNC Grow Up Great is excited to support this 2X Match offer for qualifying pre-K and Head Start projects! This match offer, subject to restrictions and a maximum dollar amount* will last as long as funds are available, so submit your project as soon as possible for the best chance to fundraise with a match.

Need inspiration for your project? Check out PNC Grow Up Great's free lesson plans on the PNC Lesson Center website for ideas.

Here’s how to qualify for the match:

  • You’re a pre-K or Head Start teacher in PNC Bank’s geographic footprint (detailed map below).
  • Create a project that exclusively supports pre-K or Head Start students. Select pre-K as the age group for your project.
  • Create a project for anything your students need: materials, experiences, classroom visitors—the sky’s the limit!
  • Keep your total project goal under $1,500 (including materials cost, shipping, tax, suggested donation, and any other fees), as the 2X match offer applies only to projects under this threshold.
  • Submit your project ASAP for the best chance of funding. Keep in mind it can take up to 5 business days for DonorsChoose.org volunteers to screen your project before it’s approved and live on the site.

Create your project

If your project meets the criteria above, you will see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it’s approved and live on the site (however, it won’t appear during Friends and Family Pre-funding). New donations will be matched one-to-one as long as funding remains, but will not last beyond 5/31/18.

PNC’s geographic footprint

All qualifying pre-K and Head Start projects in the dark orange states below will be eligible. Qualifying projects in certain counties in light gray states (read below for details) will be eligible.


Full states: AL, DE, FL, GA, KY, IN, IL, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, OH, PA, VA, DC, WI


  • KS: Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte Counties
  • MN: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright Counties
  • SC: Greenville, Richmond, and York Counties
  • TX: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Ellis, and Johnson Counties
  • WV: Monongalia County

To learn more, please visit www.pncgrowupgreat.com.

*The PNC Grow Up Great match offer, funded through the PNC Foundation, will match, dollar-for-dollar, donations that support public pre-K and Head Start projects in the PNC footprint that are listed on DonorsChoose.org and have a project goal of $1,500 or less. The duration of the match campaign depends on the number of project requests and donations.