DonorsChoose.org is an online funding website that connects U.S. public school teachers to donors that wish to support their specific classroom project or supply needs.
On March 28, 2012, Emily Wang published an updated evaluation of DonorsChoose.org, maintaining its "BUY" rating (October 12, 2011 report). This report has been peer reviewed by Ruth Yen and Kent Chao.
NPI Rating: BUY
Through many successful publicity campaigns, DonorsChoose.org has gained popularity. As a result, contributions to DC have increased dramatically in the past few years, helping more classrooms in need. There has been evidence of cost reductions and in fiscal year 2011, DC became self-sufficient in covering its operating expenses through optional donations. We recommend donors to contribute to both directly to classroom projects and to DC through an optional 12-19% contribution.
Download the full research report in PDF format here: NPI Evaluation of DonorsChoose.org.