Our Alliance with DonorsChoose

Our Alliance with Donors

Building Brighter Futures

The PNC Foundation and DonorsChoose have joined together to help preschool teachers obtain more classroom resources through the DonorsChoose education funding platform.

Supporting Pre-K Requests Through $20 Million Alliance

PNC and DonorsChoose, an online charity that allows individuals to donate directly to classroom projects, have teamed up to help teachers obtain quality resources and experiences for students in public pre-K, public charter and Head Start classrooms across the country.

PNC is currently matching, dollar for dollar, donations that support public and charter school pre-K and Head Start classrooms on DonorsChoose in the PNC footprint, with an extra boost for outdoor learning-themed requests. Matching donations are subject to restrictions and a maximum dollar amount; visit DonorsChoose.org/PNC to learn more.

"Our work with DonorsChoose reflects our commitment to helping children get a strong start in life. This program will directly improve pre-K teachers’ ability to help more students reach their full potential and, through their successes, will strengthen the communities we serve."

- Bill Demchak, PNC Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Bill Demchak, PNC Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Since Our Flash Funding in April 2017:


Pre-K and Head Start teacher requests funded


Donated to pre-K and Head Start projects


Individual schools supported

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More Resources are Needed

Supplemental resources such as art supplies, technology, books and field trips can enhance the preschool learning environment, though many teachers find that funding these resources can be difficult.

A 2017 study by the National Head Start Association showed that 94 percent of Head Start teachers say they need more resources to enrich the classroom, but 84 percent say they are unable to fund the experiences they want to provide.

The study also showed:


Have or would purchase supplies with own money


Spend up to $500 of own money


Spend more than $500 of own money