Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Teachers and Administrators FAQs

How will Fuel Your School work?

During the month of October, Chevron will donate $1, up to a maximum donation amount (as determined by Chevron) in each participating area, to help fund eligible classroom projects when consumers purchase 8 gallons of fuel or more at participating local Chevron and Texaco stations. Chevron bases its donations on the number of electronic card transactions (i.e., credit, gift or debit cards) of 8 or more gallons of fuel. At the end of the Program Period, Chevron increases those donations to account for cash transactions of 8 or more gallons of fuel. Since Chevron is unable to track the volume of individual cash transactions, Chevron bases its donation for cash transactions on historical station volume amounts and other data that shows 8 or more gallon cash transactions constitute about ten percent (10%) of the total 8 gallon or more transactions at a particular station. Click here to see a list of participating areas.

Donations earned through the Fuel Your School program will be distributed to help fund eligible classroom projects from October 3 through November 3, or until the maximum cap for that area has been exhausted or all funds have been distributed within the city that the funds were earned.

How will projects be funded?

The Project Funding Period begins on October 3 and ends on November 3, or until the maximum Chevron donation amounts for that participating area have been exhausted or all funds have been distributed within the city that the funds were earned. Eligible Classroom Project Requests will be funded on a rotating basis by the order in which they are received and posted on DonorsChoose.org per Eligible School within each city. Click here to see a list of participating areas and maximum dollar amounts for those areas.

When should I submit my classroom project request to be eligible for the Chevron Fuel Your School program?

The Project Submission Period will begin at 9:00:00 p.m. EDT on September 30, 2018 and is scheduled to end at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on October 31, 2018. Eligible project requests will be funded on a rotating basis by the order in which they are received and posted on DonorsChoose.org per Eligible School within each city, so post your project as soon as possible during that time. Chevron reserves the right to end the Project Submission Period earlier if funds have been exhausted by eligible projects.

How will projects in Mendocino, Del Norte, Lake and Humboldt counties be selected for funding in 2018?

Due to the devastation of the Northern California wildfires, Chevron will not base its 2018 North Coast Fuel Your School program funding on fuel sales. Instead, Chevron, with the help of local Chevron and Texaco marketers and retailers, will donate the full $100,000 for the program towards local public-school classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org. Fuel Your School project eligibility requirements will still apply. Eligible classroom projects will be funded on the same rotating basis as the rest of the Fuel Your School program. This rotation is based on the order in which the projects are received and posted on the DonorsChoose.org website for each eligible school within the relevant cities.

Teachers and Administrators FAQs

How do I post a project?

Just visit www.donorschoose.org/teachers for the basics, tips, and everything else you need to know.

When should I submit my classroom project request to be eligible for the Chevron Fuel Your School program?

The Project Submission Period will begin at 9:00:00 p.m. EDT on September 30, 2018 and is scheduled to end at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on October 31, 2018. Eligible project requests will be funded on a rotating basis by the order in which they are received and posted on DonorsChoose.org per Eligible School within each city, so post your project as soon as possible during that time. Chevron reserves the right to end the Project Submission Period earlier if funds have been exhausted by eligible projects.

How many projects can I submit?

Up to one posted Eligible Classroom Project Request per Eligible Project Submitter will be allowed to receive funding by Chevron. See Fuel Your School Official Rules for details.

What types of projects will Chevron fund?

Projects requesting up to One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) in materials (excluding taxes, vendor or order fulfillment fees and any optional donation to support DonorsChoose.org) are eligible. Field trips are not eligible for funding through the Fuel Your School program. See DonorsChoose.org for details.

How will projects be funded?

The Project Funding Period begins on October 3 and ends on November 3, or until the maximum Chevron donation amounts for that participating area have been exhausted or all funds have been distributed within the city that the funds were earned. Eligible Classroom Project Requests will be funded on a rotating basis by the order in which they are received and posted on DonorsChoose.org per Eligible School within each city. See Fuel Your School Official Rules for details.

Can I encourage other teachers to participate?

Yes! We hope you’ll refer as many eligible teachers to the Fuel Your School program as possible. A quick and easy way to spread the word is to send the link www.FuelYourSchool.com to your friends and to encourage them to “like” the Chevron Fuel Your School Facebook page.

What if I have general questions about DonorsChoose.org?

Visit www.donorschoose.org/help for more information and many other helpful resources.