Stephen Colbert just announced an $800,000 gift to South Carolina teachers — enough to fund every project in the state on DonorsChoose, the teacher crowdfunding website. Colbert, the Morgridge Family Foundation, and ScanSource, an education technology company, funded nearly 1,000 projects at 375 schools. It wiped out all the open requests from South Carolina teachers.

He said he was inspired to help out in part because he attended South Carolina public schools himself.