Crash Course is creating Smarter People
7,190

patrons

 WHAT IS CRASH COURSE? 
We create free, high-quality educational videos used by teachers and learners of all kinds. That's all we want to do. After 200,000,000 views, it turns out people like this. And our videos aren't just for schools; the majority of our viewers, around 60%-70%, watch Crash Course without currently being enrolled in an associated class.

These are the series you can currently find on our channel: Chemistry, World History, Biology, Ecology, US History, Psychology, Big History, Literature, Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, Intellectual Property, U.S. Government & Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Physics, Games, World Mythology, Sociology, Computer Science, Film Studies, Statistics, Theater, Media Literacy, and Study Skills

Here's an Example:

 WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?
We do everything we can to keep costs low, but we need researchers and writers, animators and musicians, editors, and production staff. We could, I promise, make much more money selling these programs to school districts. That's just contrary to our entire mission.

People who can afford to contribute make it possible for this content to be available for people who can't. Plus, you get stuff!

Other questions? Check out our FAQ. You can also email us at [email protected].
Tiers
Calendar Wallpaper + Activity Feed
$1 or more per month
For $1 a month, you get:
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
  • Our eternal gratitude
Twice as Much Gratitude
$2 or more per month
Two is literally TWO TIMES MORE than one. There isn't any extra advantage to this perk level, just two times the help, with only one dollar more. Seriously, THANK YOU. Plus, you get all this:
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Exclusive Content in the Activity Feed
$3 or more per month
You’ll get behind-the-scenes pictures, factoids, and other fun stuff not available in the regular feed.


Plus:

  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Outtakes
$5 or more per month
Beginning in 2018, we stopped posting outtakes on the Crash Course YouTube channel. Those instead go here, just for $5+ patrons.


Plus:

  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Thought Café Digital Surprise
$10 or more per month
Each month, you'll get a file with something cool from Thought Caf´´e. This might be a character cutout, avatars you can use for whatever you like, a GIF you can download, or a variety of other fun stuff!


Plus:

  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Merch Discount + Quarterly Physical Item
$15 or more per month
We’ll give you a code for 20% off Crash Course merch at dftba.com! We’ll also send you an exclusive item in the mail four times a year. You'll have a chance to vote on what you'd like to receive each quarter!


Plus:

  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
The Making of Crash Course
$25 or more per month
Sustain your pledge at this level or higher to receive content/production insights we won't share anywhere else!


Plus:

  • Merch discount code
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Super Patron
$35 or more per month
This is incredibly generous and helpful. The benefits here are the same as $25+, and we really, really appreciate the extra dollars. You're a champion of education.


You'll receive:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Merch discount code
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Thanks in the Dooblydoo
$50 or more per month
For as long as you’re a patron at this level, we will thank you by name in the description on all episodes. Note that unless you tell us otherwise, we will be using your Patreon name.


Plus:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Merch discount code
  • Monthly laptop sticker
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Google Hangout with Team Crash Course
$100 or more per month
At this level, you are reserving your spot in the video call for our monthly livestream, so you will get to ask the team questions in real time and face-to-face! It will be luck of the draw whether you'll chat with hosts, animators, writers, or a funky mix, so be prepared for anything!


Plus:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Merch discount code
  • Monthly laptop sticker
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Crash Course Vice Principals
$250 or more per month
For as long as you are a Patron at this level, we'll thank you on-screen in the credits as a co-sponsor of our channel in each episode! No businesses, though—just your name!


Plus:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Merch discount code
  • Monthly laptop sticker
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Headmaster of Learning
$500 or more per month
For as long as you are a Patron at this level, the host will give you a shout-out at the end of each Patreon-funded episode. No businesses, though—just your name!


Plus:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Merch discount code
  • Monthly laptop sticker
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
High Chancellor of Knowledge
$1,000 or more per month (sold out!)
Dang. You've earned the highest rank as a protector of education. For as long as you're a Patron at this level, your Thought Café avatar will appear in the outtro of of each Patreon-funded episode, where you'll also get a shoutout!


Plus:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Merch discount code
  • Monthly laptop sticker
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Name a Crash Course Studio!
$3,000 or more per month
We will name one of our four studios after you for one year! Every episode filmed in that studio will say in the end screen, "Filmed in the [your name here] studio."

No businesses; names only. Crash Course reserves the right to veto inappropriate names. The length of this reward is for one year from the date of your contribution.

 WHAT IS CRASH COURSE? 
We create free, high-quality educational videos used by teachers and learners of all kinds. That's all we want to do. After 200,000,000 views, it turns out people like this. And our videos aren't just for schools; the majority of our viewers, around 60%-70%, watch Crash Course without currently being enrolled in an associated class.

These are the series you can currently find on our channel: Chemistry, World History, Biology, Ecology, US History, Psychology, Big History, Literature, Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, Intellectual Property, U.S. Government & Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Physics, Games, World Mythology, Sociology, Computer Science, Film Studies, Statistics, Theater, Media Literacy, and Study Skills

Here's an Example:

 WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?
We do everything we can to keep costs low, but we need researchers and writers, animators and musicians, editors, and production staff. We could, I promise, make much more money selling these programs to school districts. That's just contrary to our entire mission.

People who can afford to contribute make it possible for this content to be available for people who can't. Plus, you get stuff!

Other questions? Check out our FAQ. You can also email us at [email protected].

Recent posts by Crash Course

Tiers
Calendar Wallpaper + Activity Feed
$1 or more per month
For $1 a month, you get:
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
  • Our eternal gratitude
Twice as Much Gratitude
$2 or more per month
Two is literally TWO TIMES MORE than one. There isn't any extra advantage to this perk level, just two times the help, with only one dollar more. Seriously, THANK YOU. Plus, you get all this:
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Exclusive Content in the Activity Feed
$3 or more per month
You’ll get behind-the-scenes pictures, factoids, and other fun stuff not available in the regular feed.


Plus:

  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Outtakes
$5 or more per month
Beginning in 2018, we stopped posting outtakes on the Crash Course YouTube channel. Those instead go here, just for $5+ patrons.


Plus:

  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Thought Café Digital Surprise
$10 or more per month
Each month, you'll get a file with something cool from Thought Caf´´e. This might be a character cutout, avatars you can use for whatever you like, a GIF you can download, or a variety of other fun stuff!


Plus:

  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Merch Discount + Quarterly Physical Item
$15 or more per month
We’ll give you a code for 20% off Crash Course merch at dftba.com! We’ll also send you an exclusive item in the mail four times a year. You'll have a chance to vote on what you'd like to receive each quarter!


Plus:

  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
The Making of Crash Course
$25 or more per month
Sustain your pledge at this level or higher to receive content/production insights we won't share anywhere else!


Plus:

  • Merch discount code
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Super Patron
$35 or more per month
This is incredibly generous and helpful. The benefits here are the same as $25+, and we really, really appreciate the extra dollars. You're a champion of education.


You'll receive:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Merch discount code
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Thanks in the Dooblydoo
$50 or more per month
For as long as you’re a patron at this level, we will thank you by name in the description on all episodes. Note that unless you tell us otherwise, we will be using your Patreon name.


Plus:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Merch discount code
  • Monthly laptop sticker
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Google Hangout with Team Crash Course
$100 or more per month
At this level, you are reserving your spot in the video call for our monthly livestream, so you will get to ask the team questions in real time and face-to-face! It will be luck of the draw whether you'll chat with hosts, animators, writers, or a funky mix, so be prepared for anything!


Plus:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Merch discount code
  • Monthly laptop sticker
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Crash Course Vice Principals
$250 or more per month
For as long as you are a Patron at this level, we'll thank you on-screen in the credits as a co-sponsor of our channel in each episode! No businesses, though—just your name!


Plus:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Merch discount code
  • Monthly laptop sticker
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Headmaster of Learning
$500 or more per month
For as long as you are a Patron at this level, the host will give you a shout-out at the end of each Patreon-funded episode. No businesses, though—just your name!


Plus:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Merch discount code
  • Monthly laptop sticker
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
High Chancellor of Knowledge
$1,000 or more per month (sold out!)
Dang. You've earned the highest rank as a protector of education. For as long as you're a Patron at this level, your Thought Café avatar will appear in the outtro of of each Patreon-funded episode, where you'll also get a shoutout!


Plus:

  • Insights into the making of Crash Course
  • Quarterly physical item
  • Merch discount code
  • Monthly laptop sticker
  • Thought Café digital surprise
  • Outtakes
  • Exclusive content in the activity feed
  • A monthly calendar wallpaper with the Crash Course upload schedule
  • Monthly livestreams with the Crash Course team
  • Patreon-exclusive updates and giveaways
Name a Crash Course Studio!
$3,000 or more per month
We will name one of our four studios after you for one year! Every episode filmed in that studio will say in the end screen, "Filmed in the [your name here] studio."

No businesses; names only. Crash Course reserves the right to veto inappropriate names. The length of this reward is for one year from the date of your contribution.