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Celebrities Rally Around Initiative That Provides Funding For Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars are giving up their Friday night to raise money for schools. On Friday evening, a star-studded cast will be partici...

One Thing You Can Do to Give Back to Teachers

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal is teachers in lots of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families, too. DonorsChoose.or...

Taking a Stand (Literally) for Health in Schools

Sadie Barr | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
Sadie Barr

Not only do standing desks in classrooms improve health outcomes, they also improve academic performance. This is like a public health professional's dream! Why aren't these everywhere?

Turning Dreams Into Reality, CEO of DonorsChoose, Charles Best

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
Sara Panagiotopoulou

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality. But many people have turned their dreams into daily realities. How did they get there?

Why Crowdfunding's a Good Idea

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.11.2015 | Money
Craig Newmark

Folks, lots of people have been doing crowdfunding campaigns lately, myself included, and they're pretty effective. In 2013 alone, crowdfunding raised about $5.1 billion worldwide.

Thousands Of American Schools Are In Need Of These Basic Materials

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact

While we highly endorse the practice of showing love to individual teachers over the holidays with gifts and notes of appreciation, if you're feeling ...

Why We're Partnering With DonorsChoose

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

I'm delighted that the release of my new book Thrive will include an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children across the country. As part of the book's rollout, we're partnering with DonorsChoose -- an amazing organization that Fast Company this week called one of the most innovative companies of 2014 -- so that readers who pre-order the book before the March 25 publication date will get a DonorsChoose gift card equal to the book's list price of $26 (even if they paid a discounted price, or $10.99 for the Kindle version). This will be my personal donation. I've been following and championing DonorsChoose for years, and the book's release is an opportunity for me to pay it forward and further support their good work.

Kim Bellware

Popular Card Game Donates Holiday Promo Profits To Needy Schools | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.20.2013 | Chicago

The perennial Naughty List-ers behind the twisted, best-selling party game, Cards Against Humanity, have pulled a positively angelic move this holiday...

Annie Leibovitz, DonorsChoose and Myself Walked Into a School...

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I went to NYC a few months back for a Vanity Fair photo shoot with staff, board members, and advisers.

Help Me Give Back to Military Families via

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, teachers in a lot of schools never get a break, and that's often true in schools that serve military families. Remember that the families of ac...

Google Gives $23 Million To Charities To Boost Science Education For Girls, Minorities

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Google is announcing $23 million in grants to spur innovation among charities and increase education for girls and minority students in ...

New York Heroes Changing the World

Lena Tabori | Posted 10.26.2012 | New York
Lena Tabori

It is people like Geoffrey Canada, founder of the now-famous Harlem Children's Zone, who see problems and determine to try to fix them, that are shaping the landscape of social entrepreneurship in the 21st century.

A Year Dedicated To 'Living Life Like Will'

Debby Guardino | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Debby Guardino

One of the things I remembered hearing in Joplin was Will's mom saying to, "Live Your Life Like Will". Her loss and message helped guide me in those early days.

How I Found DonorsChoose

Seimone Augustus | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Seimone Augustus

Budget cuts and a struggling economy have left teachers without the tools to foster dreams and achievement in kids. So naturally, as I think about impact outside the basketball court, I'm drawn to education.


Susan Sawyers | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Susan Sawyers

Today's favorable income tax rates make it attractive for the mega-rich to give their dollars away. But how much of this private funding for social good wields influence over public policy?

Big new DonorsChoose matching grant efforts

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.13.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, you've already seen our support for, where you can help kids in school by supporting their teachers' projects. The deal is that ...

The Top 11 Reasons To Give In 2011

The Huffington Post | Emily Heinz & Jessica Prois | Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact

When it comes to 2011's top stories of crises, the call for action doesn't end just because the year is coming to a close. HuffPost Impact's news stor...

Hackers Get All-Access Pass To Improve Education

Posted 06.21.2011 | Education

Who has the ultimate solution for bridging the gaps in education funding? Computer hackers, maybe. The education donation site, DonorsChoose, beli...

Real Support for Military Families and Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

There's a lot happening which provides real support for military veterans and their families. Lots more needs to be done, but things are getting better. Here's a sampling of ways we can all help.

My DonorsChoose Thing for Military Families/Teachers' Classrooms

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The folks at DonorsChoose have located a bunch of schools that serve large numbers of the kids of military families, and about fifty thousand dollars worth of projects.

Giving Back: How You and The Education Community Can Help Struggling Families

Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

DonorsChoose is an organization creating options for families in need, and is paving the way toward a brighter future, one classroom project at a time.

Donorschoose: HP Netbook to Connect and Create With Aussie E-Pals

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, the deal with is that you can give a hand to kids and teachers that they sometimes really need. (This is part of an ongoing th...

For The Love Of A Teacher: Tragedy Rallies Community Of Giving

Lauren Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lauren Sullivan

Gail and Zach directed mourning friends and family to the site -- and ultimately to teachers across the country looking for help their schools can't or won't provide -- as an alternative to checks or flowers.

Donorschoose Gets Big Contribution From American Express

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark helps teachers get the stuff they need via a kind of microfinance model, helping fund a lot of schools in the US. (I've been focusing...

What Teachers Really Want for Christmas

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Surely they wouldn't mind some re-gifted tchochkies; after all, it's just a gesture, right? Turns out, they do mind.