Announcing the Screencastify Teacher Innovation Fund
James Francis | November 09, 2017
The Screencastify team is thrilled to announce that, effective immediately, 1% of total sales will be dedicated to our new Teacher Innovation Fund.
Proceeds from the Fund will be distributed to classroom projects listed on DonorsChoose.org. With this partnership, we're reinforcing our commitment to support thousands of teachers who need classroom materials but don’t have the necessary funding.
Since 2000, donors have funded over 1 million projects on DonorsChoose.org at more than 75,000 US public schools.
Despite those encouraging numbers, many teachers still find themselves having to pay for classroom supplies out of pocket without being reimbursed. Last year alone, teachers spent an average of $468 of their own money, with nearly 8 in 10 spending at least $200. Experts predict that the classroom budget gap will continue to grow.
Teachers today are more creative and dedicated than ever, but unfortunately lack the funds needed to execute their classroom vision. As education budgets across the country are threatened, we want to double down.
The purpose of our Fund is simple: to reinvest in our most innovative educators. This partnership with DonorsChoose.org is a way to we can do our part beyond the product we offer. It fits our identity, and helps us achieve and reinforce our bigger mission.
“We so appreciate Screencastify’s support of the innovative teachers who use DonorsChoose.org,” said Shantaa Foster, partnership associate at DonorsChoose.org. “Their help will bring many classroom projects to life across the country.”
For more information on the partnership, and to see the projects that Screencastify has already supported, click here. Teachers are also welcome to submit their own DonorsChoose.org projects for funding consideration.
To browse and donate directly to a DonorsChoose.org classroom project, please visit https://www.donorschoose.org/donors/search.html.