Stephen Colbert Surprises South Carolina Schools With Grant Donation

Comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert on Thursday announced he is giving back to schools in his home state of South Carolina — funding some 1,000 grants made by public school teachers on education crowdfunding site
Colbert announced at a teacher's panel in Greenville Thursday morning that he, along with organizations Share Fair Nation and ScanSource, are donating $800,000 to fund every one of the classroom projects listed by the site.
The comedian, a native of South Carolina, will use the proceeds from selling off his old set for The Colbert Report, as he is set to replace David Letterman on The Late Show.
Christopher Pearsall, a spokesman for, told NBC News the announcement took place during their annual partner's summit.
The donations will fund grants requested for more than 800 teachers at roughly 375 schools,