Update 9/17/20: As of 3:00AM ET September 17th, this 50% match is no longer available. No donations made after that time will receive the match.
In celebration of 20 years of supporting teachers and students, starting at 7:00 AM ET on September 16th, 2020, all donations to live projects will receive a 50% boost. That means a $20 donation made on September 16th will become a $30 donation.
Here’s how teachers can qualify for the 50% match:
- Have a live, approved project on our site by September 16th at 7:00 AM ET.
- If you already have a live, approved project on DonorsChoose, you’re all set! If you have multiple projects live on the site, all of your projects will be eligible for the boost.
- Standard, Special Request, and Professional Development projects can all qualify for this boost.
What donations will receive the 50% match?
Donations made between 7AM ET September 16th, 2020 and 3AM ET September 17th, 2020 will be eligible for the 50% match.
- Eligible donations will be matched by 50%, meaning a $20 donation will become a $30 donation, or a $100 donation will become a $150 donation.
- Credit card, PayPal, account credit, and gift card donations to live projects will be eligible for this match. Check donations and donor advised funds will not receive the match.
- Donations made during friends and family pre-funding will only be matched if the project is approved on September 16th.
How long does the 50% match last?
Donations made to an eligible live, approved project between 7AM ET September 16th, 2020 and 3AM ET September 17th, 2020 will be matched by 50%, while funds last.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know if my project qualifies?
If your project is live on our site, you’re all set! You should see a match indicator on your project, indicating that all donations you receive today will be matched by 50%.
What if I have a different match offer?
Some projects qualify for other match offers; in that case, those projects will receive the match for which they currently qualify, instead of this one-day-only 50% match.
Why is my project receiving a 1.5X instead of the 50% match?
The 1.5X match offer that your project qualifies for is the 50% match! They're two names for the same match multiplier. Every donation that you receive between 7AM ET 9/16 and 3AM ET 9/17 will receive a 50% match. That means if you get a $40 donation, you’ll receive a $20 match on it, for a total of $60 towards your project!