Stephen Colbert attends the 2015 Monclair Film Festival, In Conversation With Richard Gere Hosted By Stephen Colbert at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, N.J. on May 2, 2015.
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By Maya Rhodan
May 7, 2015

Stephen Colbert is giving back to teachers in his home state.

The comedian and future host of the Late Show announced Thursday that he will fund all grant requests made by South Carolina public school teachers on crowd-funding website Donorschoose.org. The generous gift will fund the projects of more than 800 teachers and cost Colbert, a South Carolina native, a total of $800,000, The Greenville News reports.

Colbert, who serves on the board of directors of Donorschoose, made the surprise announcement through a live stream broadcast at Alexander Elementary School in Greenville, South Carolina. In 2011, Colbert partnered with Jimmy Fallon to raise money for Donorschoose, and as a result the world got this glorious rendition of Rebecca Black’s “Friday.”

[The Greenville News]

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