My friends at DonorsChoose.org have a great program set up if you’re interested in donating money directly to teachers and students who don’t have the funding for special projects.
The easy to navigate website features projects posted by teachers. The projects are easily sortable by location, project type, subject, age group, and a number of other convenient factors. The project description includes a goal funding amount, similar to a Kickstarter. And donors can contribute directly to any project, funding all or part of the goal amount.
Here’s the best part, you can send a message directly to the students and classrooms that will benefit. You can let them know why you chose to donate to their project and wish them luck. And after they complete the project, you’ll get handwritten thank you notes from the students. It’s a great way to improve the lives of these students directly.
I am both a donor and volunteer for DonorsChoose.org. And if you’re looking for a non-profit in the education space to support, I highly recommend checking them out!