Tagged: school

Ripple Donates Nearly $30 Million to All 35,647 Projects on DonorsChoose

On Wednesday, DonorsChoose announced San Francisco-based Ripple donated $29 million to fund every classroom project request on the nonprofit’s crowdfunding platform. According to DonorsChoose, the donation fulfilled 35,647 requests from 28,210 public school teachers in every state. Teachers at 16,561 public schools, or 1in 6 of all the public schools in… Read More

Higher Education Comparison Service University Compare Now Seeks £250,000 on Seedrs

University Compare, a cross-platform higher education comparison service that helps universities and students connect, is now seeking £250,000 through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Founded in 2012, University Compare displays university statistics, student reviews, and personalized choices to help students decide which course to choose when… Read More

Update: Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund Raises Over $1.4 Million Just Days After GoFundMe Launch

Less than one week after the Broward Education Foundation, the direct support organization solely dedicated to raising funds for Broward County Public Schools, launched the GoFundMe dedicated to the victims of last week’s horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida, supporters of… Read More

Supporters of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Victims Give $500,000 in Less Than 24 hours through Broward Education Foundation’s GoFundMe Campaign

Following the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida, Broward Education Foundation, the direct support organization solely dedicated to raising funds for Broward County Public Schools, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $600,000 for the victims of the incident…. Read More

SoFi Launches “Refi and Relax” Program to Combat Against Student Loan Anxiety

Online lending platform SoFi announced on Tuesday it has launched its Refi and Relax campaign, which the lender explained is on a mission to educate graduates on their refinancing options as a way to relieve the overwhelming stress that comes with carrying student debt. The… Read More

GoFundMe Teams Up With Thurgood Marshall College Fund To Help HBCU Students Pay For College

On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has formed a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), which is considered the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. The funding portal and TMCF are notably teaming up to raise money in support of… Read More

Staples Surpasses Chicago Teachers With Over $400,000 For Classroom Projects on DonorsChoose

On Thursday, Staples announced 890 teacher projects on DonorsChoose in the Chicago area will receive full funding as part of its $1 million donations.The office supply chain revealed that with a donation of more than $400,000 to support Chicago classrooms, Staples impacted 612 teachers and more than 85,000… Read More

DonorsChoose Update: All 133 Projects Receives Full Funding As Part of Staples and Lady Gaga’s $1 Million Donation

On Thursday, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced that all 133 projects in San Francisco posted on DonorsChoose have received full funding as part of Staples’ $1 million donation. As previously reported, Staples teamed ups with Lady Gaga to support education and create a positive classroom experience… Read More

GoFundMe & Yoobi Announces Winner of “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Contest

Earlier this month, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, along with Yoobi, announced the winner of the “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Contest. The duo launched the initiative last month and it was described as a national initiative to support K-12 teachers, and GoFundMe will donate $1,000 to 100 campaign… Read More

Overfunding: Tutora Surpasses £350,000 Funding Target During the Final Week on Crowdcube

With less than a week until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, tutor marketplace Tutora has successfully surpassed its initial £350,000 and has secured nearly £425,000 from more than 450 investors. Tutora was launched by co-founders Scott Woodley and Mark Hughes less than two years ago…. Read More

Brief: GoFundMe Preps For Back-to-School Season with $50 Donations to Education Campaigns

Ready to kick off the 2016-2017 school year, GoFundMe announced it was giving a $50 donations to education campaigns on its crowdfunding platform and announced it is offering a $10,000 grand prize the category’s initiatives. From now until September 16th, campaigns on GoFundMe that are… Read More

Former Google Exec. Launches Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Academic Scholarships

Peter Hazlehurst, former CEO of Google Payments Corp., announced on Tuesday the beta launch of his new education crowdfunding platform, AngelScholars. According to its description, AngelScholars offers up a crowdfunding solution to the scholarship system providing a new and unconventional way of giving back. “Located in… Read More

Brief: Boston University Launches Campus-Wide Crowdfunding Platform

On Tuesday, Boston University announced it has recently launched its very own crowdfunding platform for campus-based projects. According to BU Today, the university has developed the portal to help academic departments, student groups, and other members of the BU community raise funds for research, service trips, projects, events,… Read More

Science Education Company Empiribox Returns to Crowdcube Seeking More Expansion Funds

Empiribox, a UK-based educational company, has launched its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise 125,000 to continue expansion. The company noted that it not only provides the proper tools to teaching science, but also aims to equip 7-11-year-olds, particularly girls, with an understanding… Read More

Inspirus Credit Union Teams Up With DonorChoose to Help Washington Teachers Purchase Supplies For High-Need Schools

Inspirus Credit Union announced on Tuesday it has partnered with crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose to help purchase supplies for Washington classrooms in need. When contributions from individual donors hit the halfway mark for select funding requests, Inspirus kicks in the rest. Having set aside $25,000 in… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunding Platform Tilt Announces Top Party Schools in Canada Challenge

Kicking off the new school year with a competition, crowdfunding platform Tilt announced the Top Party Schools in Canada Challenge. The Tilt team shared in a recent blog post: “Last month we announced the top 10 party schools in Canada with Queen’s taking top spot…. Read More

Supporters of Young Inventor Ahmed Mohamed Launch Crowdfunding Campaign Following Infamous Arrest

On Wednesday, 14-year-old Irving, Texas high school student Ahmed Mohamed received national and even international attention following his arrest for supposedly bringing a bomb to school. Teachers of Mohamed mistaken his latest invention, a clock, as a bombing device and immediately alerted local authorities. The teenager, who dreams… Read More

USI Affinity Forms Partnership With Marketplace Lender SoFi to Help Lawyers With High Student Loan Debt

Insurance Provider, USI Affinity, announced on Thursday that is has formed a partnership with marketplace lending, SoFi, to offer members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) the opportunity to consolidate and refinance their private and federal student loans into a single loan with a lower… Read More

Innovate Finance + Open University Launch FinTech 101, Online Course For Executives

  Recently, the first back-to-school ads popped up on my music streaming service, accompanied by the scent of the school year–anticipation of the new. I paused, remembered what it felt like to use an eraser and be dropped off at the curb daily, then kept writing. A computer… Read More

Draper University Teams Up With Indiegogo to Allow Applicants to Crowdfund For Tuition

This week, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced that it has formed a partnership with Draper University that will allow applicants/potential students to crowdfund for their tuition The site shared: “At our site, you can see campaigns from budding entrepreneurs who explain why they want to attend… Read More

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