Are donations tax deductible?
Yes. We are a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, and all donations are tax-deductible.
How do I donate to an individual project?
You can donate directly to an individual project by browsing our project page, selecting an option, and by clicking
“Donate Now.” You will be taken to a page to input and verify your payment information.
Can I make a donation without selecting an individual project?
No. At this time, in order to donate you are required to select a classroom project.
Is there a minimum donation amount?
No. A donation in any amount is greatly appreciated.
Is my name and donation amount kept private?
It’s totally up to you! When inputting your payment information, you have the option to display your name and/or
donation amount or remain anonymous.
How soon after donating can I expect to receive an update on the project?
Each project is different. Depending on the project size, you can anticipate receiving photos of the completed project within a few months after all project funding was received. To stay informed on the status of your contribution, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Besides donating, are there other ways to get involved?
Yes! While we are unable to accept supplies directly from donors, there are other ways to get involved, including partnerships and volunteer opportunities. Contact a member of our team for more information.
Are there plans to introduce this program outside of India?
Yes! While India is where Upgrade My Classroom was initially piloted, there are plans to open up the nonprofit to schools across the globe.
What are my payment options?
Currently, we accept donations directly via Paypal, Debit card, Net banking, and Credit card.
How do I know if my project is eligible?
To be eligible for funding, you must work full-time for an approved government school and receive project approval from a member of our team. All projects are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
How do I request funding?
You can request funding by visiting the Sign Up page and submitting your project.
How long after having been approved does it take to receive funding?
Each project is different. Receipt of all funding depends largely on the amount requested to complete the project and the volume of donors that contribute.
How long does it take to receive supplies after all funds are received?
It depends on the size of the project, though it typically takes our team members five (5) business days to fulfill and ship the order.
Where do I submit project photos upon completion?
Once the project is complete, you will submit photos through your My Account page.
What happens after I submit a project?
When you submit a project, our team reviews the information to determine eligibility and will let you know within five (5) business days via email. Once approved, you will be able to sign in and review your project.