What kind of match?
Starting September 12, all qualifying projects will receive a 2X Match. That means a $20 donation will become a $40 donation.
If your project meets the criteria below, new donations on your project will be matched as long as funding remains. You will see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it is approved and live on the site. Please note, the match offer will not appear during Friends and Family Pre-Funding.
How to qualify:
- Your school is in year 1-3 of the Disney Musicals in Schools program.
- Start a new standard project and make sure to enter the campaign code "AWHOLENEWWORLD" by clicking "Apply a campaign code."
- Request materials that will be used for your Disney Musicals in Schools program, and talk in your project essay about how these materials will benefit the program and/or your specific musical theatre production.
- Keep your total project goal under $2,000, including taxes, shipping, fees, and the suggested donation to support DonorsChoose.org.
- Please note: You can create multiple projects, but keep in mind that your project(s) should not exceed $2,000. Disney will only match up to $1,000 cumulatively across all your musical theatre projects, so you should plan to fundraise accordingly
- In your “About your project” essay, include your show’s production date. If you don’t have an exact date, include the month you are planning to perform your production to create a sense of urgency for donors viewing your project.
What won’t qualify:
- Disney products are not eligible for this Match Offer (for example: Disney Broadway and film tickets, or Disney merchandise). The items you request must directly relate to supporting your school’s musical theatre program.
- Professional Development, Class Trip, and Class Visitor projects are not eligible for this match.
A walk-through of how to create a project:
- This 4-minute video walks through how to get started, along with some tips from other teachers who have requested materials for their Disney Musicals productions on DonorsChoose.org
Looking for inspiration?
Here are some of our favorite Disney Musicals in Schools projects:
- The Circle of Life.. and Musical theatre!, from Mrs. K
- Help Our Ensemble Shine and Be Heard!, from Mrs. M
- Musical Experience, from Ms. H
With thanks to Disney Musicals in Schools
Disney Musicals in Schools is committed to helping today's youth create the futures they imagine through their transformative programming. They are excited to match these musical theatre projects on our site!