DonorsChoose is committed to combating racial and socioeconomic inequity in school funding. Their team works to inspire as much support as possible for teachers of color and for schools that serve low-income communities and Black, Latino, and Native American students. DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.
This non-profit organization has now vetted and fulfilled over 1.7 million classroom project requests that range from butterfly cocoons, to robotics kits, to books with diverse characters. Many employees of DonorsChoose are former teachers, so the operation feels like a cross between a startup and a schoolhouse.