Donors Choose

The Erie Community Foundation partnered with for a “Double Your Impact” program to help teachers raise money for exciting classroom projects. Donors Choose is simple: teachers post their projects, you decide if you want to make an online gift of any amount to the project; once the project is half funded, The Erie Community Foundation covers the rest.

You can see the school projects on the website and make a donation. Through the “Double Your Impact” program, the Erie Community Foundation will match any donation made to an Erie County public school project (with a total project cost of $1,000 or less).

The Foundation partnered with Donors Choose because funding has been cut dramatically, and some of our children are not proficient in math and reading, two subjects essential to success. By supporting school projects, we can move the needle of one of the key indicators of our community which can be seen on the Erie Vital Signs website.