Update 10/01/2020 3:00AM ET: Funding for this one-day-only match has finished. No donations made after 3:00AM ET will receive the match. Thank you to our wonderfully innovative teachers and donors.
Starting at 7:00 AM ET on September 30th, 2020, all donations to live projects on DonorsChoose will receive a 50% match, while funds last. That means a $20 donation made on September 30th will become a $30 donation, and so on.
Qualifying for the 50% match:
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 are eligible for the 50% match.
- Standard, Special Request, and Professional Development projects can all qualify for this boost.
- Projects that are in friends and family pre-funding will only receive the match if they are approved and live on September 30th.
What donations will receive the 50% match?
Donations made between 7AM ET September 30th, 2020 and 3AM ET October 1st, 2020 will be eligible for the 50% match
- Donations will be matched by 50%. For example, a $20 donation will become a $30 donation, and 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 before a project is live (when it’s in the friends and family pre-funding stage) will be matched only if the project is approved on September 30th.
How long does the 50% match last?
Donations made to an eligible live, approved project between 7AM ET September 30th, 2020 and 3AM ET October 1st, 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.
Can I submit a project for the 50% match?
This match ends at 3am ET on Thursday, October 1st. Only live, approved projects will qualify for this 50% match. Once a project is submitted, it will be reviewed by our team before being approved, which can take up to 5 business days.