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From pre-K to PhDs, GoFundMe is here to help with all of your education needs. Join thousands of campaign Oorganizers across the globe who have raised money to help students, teachers, educators and principals reach their potential—without letting finances block their success. GoFundMe is a great way to raise money for tuition, test fees, application fees, school supplies, classroom furniture, and even international schools. Check out some GoFundMe education success stories below.

Explore education fundraisers: 1st Year Teacher | Classroom Tablets | Field Trip | International School | Law Bar Exam | Medical School Tuition | Music | Playground | Robotics Competition

International School Fundraiser Success Story

  • David, Fulbright English teacher
  • $9,000+

Kailash is a crumbling government-led boarding school in Kolkata, India that gives 700 students the opportunity to receive an education that they never imagined. With most students living below the poverty line and unable to pay the 250 rupee tuition ($5), David raised over $9,000 to give the school a necessary facelift. more

Field Trip Success Story

  • Kacie, teacher and field trip organizer
  • $7,000+

Attending a Title 1 school in Fairfield, California, Dover Academy’s students rarely have the opportunity to leave their town, let alone visit a national park. After the 7th and 8th graders raised over $6,500 themselves, Kacie created a GoFundMe to help them raise the remaining $7,000. The students were ecstatic for the opportunity to explore Yosemite. more

Playground Success Story

  • Candy, teacher and playground advocate
  • $55,000+

With 151 special ed students aged 3-5 years old, Simpson Elementary School’s playground needed upgrades to meet their students’ needs. Candy recognized the importance of social interaction on the school playground and created a GoFundMe that raised over $55k to enhance her students’ daily lives. more

Music Success Story

  • Baset, Afghan Trumpeter
  • $80,000+

With the Taliban in Afghanistan forbidding music, the "best trumpeter in the country" knew that practice was risky. Desperate to follow his passion, Baset took Skype lessons from an American teacher, was accepted into a music program at the University of Kansas, and was able to afford tuition thanks to a campaign set up by his mentors. more

Medical School Tuition Success Story

  • Dolapo, International medical student
  • £30,315+

Dreaming of being a doctor, Dolapo was crushed when she realized she didn’t have enough money to cover her 4th year tuition at the University of Leicester in England. Determined to receive her degree, she turned to GoFundMe to raise the remainder of her tuition and complete her final year of medical school. more

Classroom Tablet Fundraising Success Story

  • Jason, All-boys public school teacher
  • $6,500+

Recognizing the importance of technology in the classroom, Jason created a GoFundMe to purchase 30 Galaxy tablets with cases for students. After choosing a reading typically ignored by his 152 students, he assigned it on the tablets and was ecstatic to receive 100% participation for the first time ever. more

Bar Exam Success Story

  • Ashley, Stetson University College of Law Graduate
  • $1,500+

As the end of Ashleigh’s law school career was quickly approaching, she was ecstatic that she already had a job offer. The only thing standing in her way was enough money to sit for the Florida Bar Exam, so she set up a GoFundMe to raise over half of the costs for the exam. She’s now well on her way to being Ashley Brooks, Esquire. more

1st Year Teacher Success Story

  • Tanisha, 5th grade Teacher
  • $1,300 +

After graduating from Columbus State University, Tanisha couldn’t be more honored to enter her first year of teaching a group of 5th graders. Acknowledging the importance of an engaging classroom, she set up a GoFundMe to raise money for flexible classroom furniture so her students could learn while staying comfortable. more

Robotics Competition Success Story

  • Panther Bots, Pleasant Run Elementary School Robotics Team
  • $12,000+

After winning the Indiana State Championship, the Panther Bots needed to raise $8,000 to attend the highly anticipated World Championship. The community rallied behind the five fourth graders and smashed through their GoFundMe goal by raising over $12,000 for the students to attend the competition. more

Classroom Supplies

From books to technology and more, a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign can help you get the supplies every classroom needs.

PTA Fundraisers

Organize your next PTA fundraiser on GoFundMe to support your local elementary, middle, or high school—it’s free to start!

Crowdfunding for Tuition

College is expensive. Ease the financial burden by fundraising for higher education costs, including those not covered by financial aid or scholarships, such as room & board or study abroad trips.
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