Double your support for your favorite teacher on #GivingTuesday

Updated 11/29/2016 at 8:30 am CST: We reached 100 classroom donation matches!

Amazing! We reached our 100 classroom goal in less than 9 hours, that’s 4 hours less than 2015. Thank you donors for supporting classrooms with us!

Please keep it going until the end of Giving Tuesday. There are tens of thousands of teachers who need your help, search here. Or support our Spotlight Funds to give to a subject area you love.

Today, 100% of classroom adoptions will go to the classroom. You can support’s mission here to help us continue to raise a hand for teachers.


#GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things. With that in mind, we can’t think of better people to support on November 29 than teachers.

Every morning, teachers wake up before the sun, walk into their empty classrooms, and prepare to inspire and educate dozens (or hundreds!) of future leaders.

Teachers deserve our respect and support. That’s why, on #GivingTuesday, we’re making it easy to double your donation.

On November 29, we’re matching the first 100 classroom donations, up to $50 each!

Teachers: don’t forget to let your family and friends know that their money will go further on #GivingTuesday!

Supporters: Make sure you wake up early and adopt your favorite teacher on the 29th!

We’ll keep you updated here so that you know when the match funds run out.

Want to do more to support the teachers who matter to you?


Giving Tuesday also kicks-off a month of celebrating how #TeachersChangeLives.

We encourage you to share a short, informal video about a teacher who changed your life. Thirty submissions will be randomly selected to win $100 for a teacher of their choice (teachers, you can select yourself).

Learn More Here>>

Matching begins at 12 AM EST on Tuesday, 11/29/2016 and ends when we hit our goal of 100 classrooms. Donors will be notified via email by 6pm ET on 11/29/2016 if their donation earned a match. We will update this page the moment the match runs out. Last year, we ran out of matching donations by 12 noon on Giving Tuesday, so donate early! Donations must be processed on 11/29/2016 as part of the first 100 classrooms, no “holds” for mailing checks or later donations.

To keep things fair and help as many classrooms as we can, we will only match $50/classroom for each donor (so, no multiple small donations just to get the match, please). We will match $50 each from multiple donors to the same classroom or multiple adoptions from one donor (so, if you’re a donor who loves more than one classroom, you can donate to all of them for a match). Teachers will receive the matching donation within the week in their account.

Questions? Email [email protected].