samsam-blogFirst-Year Teacher Uses STEM to Help Her Students Communicate

Samsam Warsame teaches 3rd-5th grade at the Ann Sullivan Communication Center in Minneapolis, MN. The school is named after the woman who taught Helen Keller how to communicate, which is fitting, because Warsame’s biggest challenge is helping her students communicate in their new home. Warsame’s students are English Language Learners (ELL) who recently moved to […]

Apply to the special education (1)Apply Today for $600 Special Education Classroom Grants Sponsored By F.I.S.H. Foundation

**March 16, 2017: The application for this round of classroom adoptions closed March 15, 2017. Please click here to register your classroom and receive updates on funding opportunities.** AdoptAClassroom.org is accepting applications from teachers for our Special Education Fund! Are you a special education teacher in need of classroom funds? Apply to the AdoptAClassroom.org Special Education Fund, […]

special education funded (1)Join F.I.S.H. Foundation in Supporting Our Special Education Fund

We’re excited to announce that F.I.S.H. Foundation has joined AdoptAClassroom.org as the national seed partner for our Special Education Fund! In support of special education classrooms, F.I.S.H. Foundation awarded us $15,000 to help launch the AdoptAClassroom.org Special Education Fund. Selected special education teachers will receive a $600 classroom adoption to support their students. Why Special […]

WCCOAnn Ness Talks Teacher Spending on WCCO

If you didn’t see our Valentine’s Day segment on WCCO, check it out! AdoptAClassroom.org Executive Director Ann Ness joined 7th-grade history teacher Mark Westpfahl on WCCO this Valentine’s Day to talk about the everyday purchases teachers make for their students. Westpfahl was able to speak to the needs teachers face every day because he spends hundreds of […]

aac farmers blogFarmers Insurance Thanks America’s Teachers With More Than $1 Million in Grants

AdoptAClassroom.org is excited to announce our continued partnership with Farmers Insurance and their 2017 Thank America’s Teachers grant program! Farmers is now accepting proposals, and teachers in need of classroom supplies are encouraged to apply. This year, Thank America’s Teachers and Farmers Insurance will award more than $1 million in grant funds to classrooms across the United States. […]

the-spotlightfund-teachers-blogAdoptAClassroom.org Spotlight Fund Donors Support Great Teachers

The AdoptAClassroom.org Spotlight Funds are a great way for donors to ensure supplies reach the classrooms that need them most. Through generous donations, supporters have funded deserving teachers in Highest-Need, Literacy and Language, Art, Music, STEM, and Special Education classrooms. Get to know some of the first fund recipients, then donate to a Spotlight Fund today! Highest-Need Classrooms Fund […]

Annual report blog$30 Million Raised for Classrooms: The 2016 Annual Report

We have had a landmark year at AdoptAClassroom.org! In fiscal 2016, we passed the $30,000,000 mark for funds raised for classrooms since we started in 1998. Now that the new year has begun, we are reflecting on everything our organization has accomplished in 2016 so we can set even bigger goals for 2017! Thanks to our individual, […]

AAC Press Release BlogOOLY Kicks Off New Year with New Philanthropic Partner, AdoptAClassroom.org

Together they will provide art teachers more access to much-needed classroom art supplies. OCEANSIDE, CA – January 1, 2017 – OOLY, formerly International Arrivals, today announced their new partnership with national non-profit AdoptAClassroom.org. The consumer products company, known for their fun and trend-forward art, crafts, and school supplies is taking a fresh approach to their […]

sheryl-and-friends-blog-1Join Sheryl Crow in Raising a Hand for Teachers

Dear Friend, Last year, I became the national spokesperson for AdoptAClassroom.org to help bring more attention to teachers and the important work they do. As a former teacher, I know how hard it can be to even get the classroom supplies needed to help students learn and succeed. I come from a family of school teachers, […]

jenna-bush-perc-2016-blogPropane Council and AdoptAClassroom.org Surprise Schools With $15,000 in Donations

In September, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org to surprise adopt teachers at Lemmon Valley Elementary School in Reno, Nevada and J.B. Passmore Elementary School in San Antonio, Texas. Former teacher Jenna Bush Hager joined AdoptAClassroom.org’s Executive Director Ann Ness in presenting PERC’s $10,000 donation to J.B. Passmore Elementary School teachers. Each teacher received […]

AAC Press Release BlogAdoptAClassroom.org Helps Prescott Teachers Provide Supplies for Their Students

Arizona teachers raise more than $400,000 using AdoptAClassroom.org $131,000 raised for teachers in the Prescott area Prescott, AZ — Nov. 30, 2016 – More than 1,000 Arizona teachers, including more than 100 in Prescott, are actively crowdfunding for classroom supplies through the nonprofit organization AdoptAClassroom.org, one of the original crowdfunding platforms for teachers. Faced with limited […]

AAC Press Release BlogPrescott Teachers Give Thanks This Season for Classroom Donation From AdoptAClassroom.org

Party in the Pines raises $10,000 in support of local classrooms Prescott, AZ – November 17, 2016 – Prescott Area Young Professionals today announced a $10,000 donation to the national nonprofit organization AdoptAClassroom.org. The funds will provide school supplies and support for 65 teachers working at Prescott High School, Mile High Middle School, and the […]