HOW IT WORKS
StandUpKids has partnered with the amazing non-profit Donor’s Choose, which makes it easy for donors to connect directly with classrooms in need. Read on to learn how to request a standing classroom OR how to support a standing classroom.
There are two ways to support our mission of getting standing desks into every public school in America:
1. PARTICIPATE IN OUR MATCHING GRANT CAMPAIGN
Our goal at StandUpKids is to raise a $1 million matching grant through our partnership with DonorsChoose. org. These funds will be matched with donations to specific standing classroom projects to help assure that 100% of standing classroom requests are fully funded.
2. SUPPORT A STANDING CLASSROOM
How does it work?
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site- in this case standing classrooms, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.
When a project reaches its funding goal, we ship the desks directly to the school. You’ll get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you’ll also receive hand-written thank-yous from the students.
Is there a minimum donation?
You can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions.
What happens if a project doesn’t reach its goal?
If a partially funded project expires, donors get their donations returned as account credits, which they can use to:
- Choose a new project to support
- Have DonorsChoose select a new project for them
- Send the teacher they supported a DonorsChoose.org gift card.
How does Donors Choose ensure integrity?
We vet every classroom project request, purchase the materials and ship them directly to the school, provide photos of the project taking place and supply a cost report showing how every dollar was spent.
What kinds of schools does Donors Choose serve?
K-12 public schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including public charter schools.
Are gifts tax-deductible?
As a 501(c)3 charity, donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of US law. The Donors Choose federal tax ID # is 13-4129457.
How long does a project appear on your site?
Projects can remain on our site for up to 4 months, but teachers can set earlier deadlines if they choose.
What percent of projects are successfully funded?
70% of Donors Choose projects are funded. Our goal at StandUpKids is to get 100% of standing classroom requests funded.
Does it cost money for teachers to post projects?
No, our website is completely free for teachers to use.
Can I donate the desks themselves rather than make a cash donation?
We’re not set up to handle in-kind donations.FIND A STANDING
CLASSROOM TO SUPPORT