Why take the Iron Giraffe Challenge?


The only thing students love more than a challenge is a prize. We've found that passionate students are even more excited to participate in fundraising initiatives when there's a prize on the line.

The IGC builds community and create continuity. Students groups that take the Challenge form friendships with each other because of their common interest. Students can then pass on what they have learned to the next grade of students, continuing the effort from year to year.

It's a package deal. Our goal is to put all the materials that educators might want or need in one place, including fundraiser support materials and companion curriculum supplements.

It's super fun. You can be as creative as you want while working towards your goal! 

Don't take just our word for it: read about why others have taken the challenge on our blog.

Start by filling out an Iron Giraffe Challenge Registration Form!

Start by filling out an Iron Giraffe Challenge Registration Form!


If you prefer to print the form and send it in by mail or email, you may do so by downloading this PDF file. 


These resources will equip you with a better understanding of the IGC and best practices for fundraising with us.

Download the IGC Check List and other resources.

Download the IGC Check List and other resources.


2018- 2019

Pledged Schools in the Iron Giraffe Challenge 2018-19

36 Schools have taken the challenge - 24 Schools have completed the challenge


International School of Arizona, AZ

John James Audubon School #33, NY*

Lincoln PK-8, OH

Mary Munford Elementary School, VA

Ozark Middle School, MO

Pensans Primary School, Cornwall, UK

Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, NY

Queens School of Inquiry, NY

Reading-Fleming Intermediate School, NJ

Ridgway Middle School, NJ*

Sanders Corner Elementary School, VA

Shelton Intermediate School, CT*

St. Gregory the Great School, NY

Sun Valley High School, NC

Valley View Intermediate School, OH

Vernon Christian School, BC, Canada

Veronica Connor Middle School, NY*

Grahamwood Elementary School, TN

Greenville Middle School, WI

Acton Academy Northwest Chicago, IL

Alex M. Martino Junior High, IL

Barrington Middle School, NH

Bristow Middle School, CT

Burr Elementary School, MA

Catherine A. Dwyer School, NJ

Chagrin Falls Middle School, OH

Christ Episcopal School, MD*

Chicago Jewish Day School, IL

Dartmouth Middle School, CA

Dr. George F. Mack Middle School, NY

Errol Village Public School, Ontario, Canada

Fallbrook Street School, CA

Fallston Middle School, MD

Freedom Trail Elementary School, OH*

Friends Central School, PA

Goddard Middle School, CO



Bold Text Indicates Pledge is Complete              Indicates that School is Repeat IGC Participant