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 DonorsChoose.org. In turn, individuals and companies can donate any amount to their project of choice. Founded in April 2000, DonorsChoose.org pioneered crowdfunding to enable teachers to ask for the materials and experiences they need for their students to learn. By directly connecting individuals with the classroom, DonorsChoose.org has fostered a unique level of civic engagement that improves education through a simple philanthropic solution. In 2014, DonorChoose.org appeared on the cover of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies in the World,” the first time a charity ranked in the Top 10.