Comedian Stephen Colbert on Thursday announced that he would arrange to fund all 1,000 grant requests submitted by South Carolina public school teachers on the crowd funding website DonorsChoose.org, according to the The Greenville News.
Colbert, along with Share Fair Nation and ScanSource, will donate a total of $800,000 to fund the requests. Colbert used the proceeds from selling his old “Colbert Report” set to fund some of the grants, and the two groups matched his donation to fund the grants.
Colbert announced his donation in a live video stream to an event at an elementary school in Greenville, S.C., and at a conference in New York hosted by DonorsChoose.org.
Watch his announcement below via The Greenville News:
Correction: This post originally stated that Colbert donated $800,000 to fund the grants. Colbert donated funds from selling his “Colbert Report,” and two organizations, Share Fair Nation and ScanSource, matched his donation to fund a total of $800,000 in grant requests.