Organization Type

Social Impact Organization


United States

DonorsChoose is a United States-based nonprofit organization that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects. The organization has been given Charity Navigator’s highest rating every year since 2005. DonorsChoose was founded in 2000 by Charles Best, a social studies teacher at Wings Academy in The Bronx. Charles and his colleagues often spent their own money on school supplies for their students and discussed materials they wished they could afford in the teachers’ lunchroom. With the help of his students, he built the first version of the site in his classroom and invited colleagues to post material requests.