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Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

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It doesn't matter if you're using DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or something else entirely, tell us about your crowdfunding projects. Please include your link(s) as well, since we'd like to promote this list far and wide!

For tips on how to get the most out of your fundraising campaign, check out our guide to Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding:

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Syn Lee's picture

My 4th grade class has come such a long way (all due to hands on learning and real life connections). It is an amazing feeling watching several Level 1 students have "ah-ha moments" and progress in ways they never thought were possible. With only two months left of school, my students are antsy and eager for summer vacation. To keep them motivated and engaged, we will spend the next two months launching an economics unit of study across various content areas. In Math, advanced students will become cashiers in which they are first responsible for hand written computation and will then utilize the requested cash registers to follow through with their customer purchase. The remainder of the class will "shop" at the market by picking out a few of the pretend items requested. Students will calculate their total purchase as well as the change they should receive. During the concluding weeks of school, students will become their very own business owners; launching their own store! Students will create a business plan and be in charge of selling their items; as well as keeping track of their profit. Not only will my current 4th graders benefit from these items, but future 4th graders will utilize these items to form real life math connections.

ClassHacks's picture

This is not exactly a crowd-funding campaign but we are hoping to spread the word, regardless!

We are seniors at Stanford in the product design engineering program working on our capstone project, ClassHacks, which aims to increase diversity and inclusivity in STEM classrooms by providing science and math teachers with free, open source resources for their classrooms. Our project is called ClassHacks.

Through our website, teachers and others will be able to access:
1. High-impact lesson plans for the first week of school that are designed to create an inclusive classroom culture from day one;
2. A series of 3-minute-long video spotlights highlighting individuals from underrepresented backgrounds working in a variety of STEM fields in order to inspire students and introduce them to opportunities beyond high school and college.

If you believe in our mission of increasing diversity in STEM by making the classroom a space where all identities feel valued, we invite you again to learn more by visiting our initial web page: Here you can watch a short video about our program and enter your email address so that you can be the first to know when our full content launches this summer.

If you have any thoughts about our project, we would love to hear from you! Send us an email at

Michelle Flowers's picture

Our K-8 school is attempting to fund a proposal on Donors Choose that will benefit over 800 students! We need a subscription to BrainPop, a challenging and engaging site that offers learning games and activities. This school-wide subscription will allow in-class and at-home access to Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and even Engineering & Technology. We are requesting three levels: K-3, 4-8, and ESL. Please consider our request and help an entire school full of children today! Thank you for your assistance!

Byron Francis's picture
Byron Francis
An adventurous educator sharing the world with bright students!

Hello, everyone! My name is Byron Francis. I am the founder and director of World Smart, a program designed to provide high school students from lower-income backgrounds opportunities to discover the world and serve others. As a high school student, I wanted to study abroad, but my family could not afford to send me. When I was able to travel as a graduate student, my life changed for the better, and I want to share that same experience with promising young students who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

This July, I will accompany 13 remarkable students who will travel to Uganda for 20 days. They range in age from 15 to 18 and are from Chattanooga, Northwest Georgia, and Metro Atlanta. While there, they will participate in service projects that include building a protected well with the Lodoi Foundation to bring clean water to a rural village, volunteering with Sole Hope to treat jiggers, and working with orphans with Raising Up Hope for Uganda.

Our students are excited and working hard to prepare themselves for the trip. They meet every Saturday to learn about history and culture and have raised money for their personal expenses. We have even received small grants to cover costs such as visas and passports. However, we still need your support to make this dream a reality for our students. The cost is $5,000 per student and is ALL-INCLUSIVE, covering their flight, room and board, meals, travel within Uganda, and even the cost of the well we will build while there. Any additional funds will be set aside for future cohorts of students as we plan to do a trip every summer.

Make a donation on to World Smart and help us equip tomorrow's global leaders!

Amber Hendrick's picture

Beyond the statistics and clinical assessment of our school, we are a family, a bastion of hope, builders of resilience, a second home, a community resource, a support system, and so much more. The resources I am requesting for my classroom are essential classroom basics. Of course, they're called essentials for a reason.

These supplies will allow us to approach learning in the 2017-2018 school year in a hands-on, interactive way that lends itself to an appreciation of reading, writing, and exploring the world around us in a safe, healthy, nurturing environment.

Any donation is appreciated but if you can not help by donating - please share our project to help us get the word out!

Simone Charles's picture

Hello! I am a second year second grade teacher at a high poverty school in Tucson. I have two DonorsChoose projects that I am currently trying to fund for the upcoming school year. The first project is for a classroom ETM machine. This machine will work in conjunction with our classroom economy. Students will earn points that will then turn into money, and that money will be uploaded onto the ETM machine. Students will have their own personal credit cards that they can use to purchase rewards with.
The second project that I have currently on DonorsChoose is for PE equipment. In the state of Arizona, elementary teachers are required to teach PE. I need soccer balls, tetherballs, playground balls, jump ropes, and cones, so that my students are engaged and active during this time.
Thank you for considering giving to my project!

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