Our goal at TeachFund is to provide the world’s teachers with the support they need in order to allow them to focus on what is important – teaching! TeachFund provides the most effective and simple way for teachers to communicate with their students’ parents and the rest of the world with a few short clicks. We are currently located in Louisville KY and Pittsburgh PA
Who can use TeachFund?
Teachers, Administrators, and Coaches should sign up for "Host" and "School" accounts. Anyone is welcome to make a donation either by signing up for a donor account or by doing so anonymously.
What does it cost to use TeachFund?
It's free to launch a campaign or E-signature form on TeachFund! For every transaction on Teachfund, PayPal takes their standard 2.8% + 30 cents to process payments, and TeachFund keeps 4% of every transaction in order to keep the site secure and up to date. For example on a $100 donation PayPal would keep $3.10, TeachFund would keep $4.00 and the educator would receive $92.90 instantly. Once we grow we will be able to lower our rates even more. The bottom line is you will never receive a bill to use TeachFund!
Do I have to create an account?
A "School" or "Host" account is required if you want to create a funding campaign. We encourage everyone else to create a "Donor" account in order to take advantage of all the features made available to our users.
What is the difference between the account types?
A "School" account is for administrators that oversee either an entire school or group of schools/ sports teams and would publish large funding campaigns like a new playground or basketball hoop. A "Host" account is for teachers and coaches who oversee just one class or team and would normally create smaller funding campaigns for everyday supplies like pencils or jerseys. Whether you sign up for a School or Host account, there is no limit to the amount of money you can raise! Donor accounts are for parents or anybody who wishes to track their donations, subscribe to the teachers they want to hear from, or fill out permission slips digitally.
Why should I donate?
Funding is the primary restraint holding back students, educators, and schools from that ideal educational experience, and annual state budget cuts are only hampering that more! With your donation we can give back a little of what is being taken away. Most donations are tax deductible and can earn you a chance at our monthly giveaway!
How do I know my money is safe and being spent properly?
All transactions are run through PayPal's processing system which you can read more about below. Once a funding goal has been met we encourage the host to update their campaign page with photographic proof of how the money was spent. So if it was all for a field-trip to the Science Center, the host would post pictures from the trip for all to see! Also feel free to message the host if you ever have any questions. https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/paypal-safety-and-security
What can I use TeachFund for?
TeachFund can be used for any type of school-related campaign! Whether it is funding a fieldtrip, buying school supplies, or raising money for a charity – we’re here to make it happen without any paperwork being sent home.
How do I get the E-mail function to work?
If you’d like to use the e-mail function you must do 2 things. First, you must give permission within your browser and you must have your default E-mail client set. We encourage our users to use Gmail as it seems to work the best. If you still can’t get it to work feel free to e-mail or chat with us!