South Carolina: Stephen Colbert Funds Every Public School Teacher’s Grant Request

May 8, 2015 at 4:17 pm |

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Wondering what Stephen Colbert’s doing to keep himself busy between jobs? The ex-Colbert Report host and future Late Night show host has been making some amazing moves in the world of philanthropy.

Thursday, May 7, Colbert announced he would fund every existing grant request that South Carolina public school teachers have made on education crowdfunding website,

The favorite faux-right winger partnered with groups like ScanSource and The Morgridge Family Foundation’s Share Fair Nation to help grant about 1,000 projects for 800 teachers at 375 different schools in SC – all which rang up to about $800,000.

Way to donate liker a baller, Colbert.

What makes this story even better is how Colbert raised the funds for the donation. “Using the proceeds of the sale of my old set on The Colbert Report which we auctioned off, and with the generous matching funds from The Morgridge Family Foundation and ScanSource, DonorsChoose is going to flash-fund all 1,000 projects in South Carolina,” said Colbert while making the announcement on a special live feed to Alexander Elementary in Greenville.

Colbert – who’s originally from South Carolina – is helping to fund everything from books to classroom supplies and development projects for the teachers themselves.

“Enjoy your learning, South Carolina.”

Also now that he’s on hiatus, he can dress up in a crazy sailor outfit, like this:

Stephen Colbert is helping to fund your country’s education. “Enjoy your learning, South Carolina.”