The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is once again partnering with DonorsChoose to match donations to classroom projects of teachers in Linn County public schools. The one-to-one match begins on August 1, 2023.
DonorsChoose is a national nonprofit, founded in 2000, that allows teachers to crowdsource funding for supplies, projects and equipment. Donors can give to schools in their area, to teachers they know, or to any classroom with an unmet need. The Community Foundation has partnered with DonorsChoose since 2015.
The Community Foundation’s Fund for Educational Excellence, which provides a portion of the matching grants, was established in 1990 to support teachers in creative, innovative, and effective classroom projects. Additional support comes from the Peggy Fashimpaur Kahr Fund for Arts Education and the Greater Good Fund. Currently, $25,000 in matching grant funds are available through DonorsChoose for the 2023-24 school year.
To view a list of classroom requests from teachers in Linn County, visit donorschoose.org.
To learn amore about our partnership with DonorsChoose, click here.