Stephen Colbert saves the day with a $800,000 grant for South Carolina Public schools

The South Carolina native announced the generous donation today

Published May 7, 2015 4:40PM (EDT)

  (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

In an amazing act of generosity, future Late Show host and all-round good guy Stephen Colbert just announced that he would fulfill every outstanding grant request made by South Carolina public school teachers on education crowd funding site

According to Greenville Online, the South Carolina-native announced the donation via live feed today at an event at Greenville, SC’s Alexander Elementary School.

He's partnering with Share Fair Nation and ScanSource, and the donation will fund almost 1,000 projects at 375 different schools — from dodge balls to library books -- to the tune of $800,000.

Chant it with me now: Ste-phen! Ste-phen!

By Anna Silman

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