DonorsChoose.org

DonorsChoose.Org

Date Awarded
02/01/12
Amount
$62,000
Grant Period
02/01/12 to 01/31/13
Focus Area
Engaged Communities
Communities
Charlotte, Miami

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Grantee Contact

  • New York, NY

Featured Media

To spur citizen engagement through the distribution of GivingCards.

Project Team

Charles Best

Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can pick the projects they want to support. Charles launched the organization twelve years ago out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history. DonorsChoose.org is one of Oprah Winfrey's "ultimate favorite things" and was named by Fast Company as one of the "50 Most Innovative Companies in the World," the first time a charity has received this recognition. For three years, Fortune Magazine has named Charles to its "40 under 40 hottest rising stars in business."

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