How to fund your Green Apple Day of Service project with

Published on: 
September 20, 2017
Kristen Keim

If you have a Green Apple Day of Service project that requires funding, consider receiving donations through If you register your Green Apple Day of Service project and link your donation page to your project, the Center for Green Schools at USGBC will match donations you raise, up to $200.

What is is a crowdfunding platform that is free for public and charter school educators to help raise funds for classroom supplies and projects. Educators raise money through the website for supplies or equipment listed in’s extensive catalog. Once the fundraising is complete, will order and ship supplies directly to the school.

For more information, go to For directions on setting up an account, visit's help page.

How do I get mini-grant funding?

Receiving matching mini-grants from the Center for Green Schools for your Green Apple Day of Service Project only requires a few steps.

  1. Register your Green Apple project through Click “Log in” to make an account or log in to an existing account, and you’ll see a place to “Add a project.” Make sure your project adheres to on one of the three pillars of a green school: improving environmental impact, health and wellness or increasing environmental and sustainability literacy.
  2. Decide what materials or resources your project requires. Have an educator on your team sign up on and request those materials. When the project is approved on that site, you’ll receive a six-digit project ID.
  3. Link your page to your Green Apple registered project by copying the six-digit project ID from into your project in the field within project registration. You can make changes to your Green Apple project any point, while registering or after registration has been completed.
  4. Raise the money. Remember, if your project is registered at and your page is linked to your project, the Center for Green Schools will match what you raise from your friends and family, up to $200, while the funding lasts.

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