Employee Engagement

Learn more about our volunteer programs that provide
meaningful experiences for your employees.

Get a downloadable PDF overview of our Employee Engagement opportunities.

Why Partner with AdoptAClassroom.org?

Most people want to donate their time or money but don’t always know the best way to go about it.

When you provide your employees with a way to give back you connect them with your focused cause, increase their pride in your company, and leave them feeling good about doing good.

88% of employees believe working for a company with a strong social purpose is more important now than ever before.

Source: Porter Novelli 2020 Employee Perspectives on Responsible Leadership During Crisis

National Reach, Local Activation

We can match your business with teachers and schools throughout the U.S. so you can support education in communities where your employees work and live. Whether you want to support education in a single market, or in hundreds of cities where you operate, we geo-target your program.

Your employees can build a lasting relationship with a local school, strengthening their commitment to your giving program and company.

Connect to Your Specific Areas of Interest 

We can shape your giving program to serve your philanthropic focus or align more closely with your core business. We can geo-target locally, regionally or nationally.

These include, but aren’t limited to the following special interests and curriculum:

  • High-Needs Classrooms or Schools
  • STEM
  • The Arts
  • Special Education
  • LGBTQ Inclusion
  • Racial Equity
  • Social-Emotional Wellness and Mental Health
  • Disaster Relief

Impact Report

Once your campaign ends, we’ll provide you with a final report that includes both quantitative and qualitative impact to share with your employees. In addition, we’ll provide you with compelling, creative content from our educators you can use in your own internal and external marketing.

There’s a good chance your stakeholders (employees, customers, vendors, and investors) want your company to support education.

How do we know? Education continues to be one of the top social issues Americans want companies to support.

Source: Accelerist Survey

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Support your company’s DEI goals by making an investment in our nation’s schools and students. We can target your gift with proven strategies and resources that improve racial equity and inclusion for teachers and students.

We can provide you with metrics and stories from the schools and/or classrooms to use for enhancing and promoting your DEI efforts.

Example: 2023 Subaru Loves Learning Campaign Supports Students of Color

60% of the students supported by Subaru are students of color.

50% of Subaru-adopted schools are comprised of 58% or more students of color.

25% of Subaru-adopted schools are comprised of 85% or more students of color.

89% of employees say that DEI in the workplace is important to them. 56% say they would be more likely to work for an organization that promotes DEI.

Source: 2021 ICMS Survey

Credibility, Efficiency, and Transparency

Your employee engagement program needs a reputable 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner you can trust. Founded in 1998, we have been building credibility, efficiency, and transparency into every aspect of our mission and operation for more than 25 years.


AdoptAClassroom.org® holds the highest rating from Charity Navigator for operational excellence and from GuideStar/Candid for transparency.


Our technology platform allows us to operate very efficiently so most of our donations are directed to programs that support our mission, not administration costs. See our current financials and Annual Report here.


We track how every dollar donated is spent to ensure accountable spending of funds by teachers. We can provide you with summarized or complete reporting.

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What Our Corporate Sponsors Say About Partnering with AdoptAClassroom.org

Hear what Subaru of America had to say about AdoptAClassroom.org on The Engage for Good Podcast.

Employee Engagement Programs

Thrivent: Employee Donation Match

Thrivent selected AdoptAClassroom.org as their nonprofit partner for their annual employee holiday fundraiser. Through AdoptAClassroom.org Spotlight Funds, the Thrivent workforce employees were able to choose the specific subject or greatest need to donate to based on their own individual interests and passions.

The funds donated provided teachers with supply grants to better equip their classrooms and students. In the spirit of holiday giving, Thrivent double-matched each donation made by their workforce.

Zuora: Employee Fundraising Competition

Zuora partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org to support teachers and schools affected by California wildfires. As part of their fundraiser to support classrooms, Zuora employees set up teams to see who could raise the most.

The fundraiser was designed to inspire employee engagement and friendly competition. Learn more.

Three people holding up an oversized $17,865 AdoptAClassroom.org gift card using donations from their employee engagement program.

Subaru: Classroom Supply Kit Program

Subaru wanted to add an employee engagement element to their existing Subaru Loves Learning program with AdoptAClassroom.org. Together, we created a classroom supply kitting program for Subaru’s retailers across the country.

We curated a list of teachers’ most-used supplies to be included in each kit. Retailers across the country set up their showrooms with Subaru Loves Learning “Classroom Supply Kitting Stations.” In assembly-line fashion, employees pitched in to pack up kits for their local high-needs schools.

Teams of employees personally delivered the kits to their neighborhood schools. Teachers were surprised and delighted with the abundance of new classroom materials.

An Instagram post from a Subaru retailer showing photos of the Subaru staff surprising teachers with boxes of school supplies.

What Educators Say About Our Corporate Sponsors’ Support

Thrivent Employee Donation Match:
Teacher Thank You

A teacher posing for a school photo.

“With Thrivent’s donation, I was able to purchase four Surf seats, six seat floor cushions, and two yoga balls. Having flexible seating in my classroom has gotten my students excited to work in partners and groups. These donations couldn’t have come at a better time as my students needed materials to help keep them engaged in the classroom. Student engagement has soared in both reading and math.”

Vasti, 2nd Grade Teacher

Zuora Employee Wildfire Relief Fundraiser:
Teacher Thank You

“About 90% of our students lost their homes and their school the day of the wildfire. Many of our teachers lost their home as well. It has been amazing to see people from around the world help our community. We do not know what this year will look like for our school, but we appreciate the help to keep us going in the right direction.”

—Kathy, 6th Grade Teacher

Six handmade cards that say "Thank You Zuora" for their employee engagement program.

Subaru Employee-Packed Supply Kits: Unboxing Video

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