PNC Foundation Funding for Pre-K Classroom Resources from NIEER

The PNC Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that  work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education and/or economic development.

The PNC Foundation this week announced a new $5 million alliance with DonorsChoose.org, enabling the online charity to include requests from Head Start teachers across the nation. A recent study conducted by the National Head Start Association showed that 94 percent of teachers need more resources to enrich the classroom, but 84 percent are unable to fund experiences they want to provide.

As part of this initiative, a donation of $504,000 funded 849 project requests in public and charter school pre-K classrooms in 22 states and Washington, D.C., where PNC conducts business. PNC also is matching, dollar for dollar, donations that support the pre-K public, charter, and Head Start projects listed on DonorsChoose.org in the PNC footprint.