Grant Opportunities

Helping Families, Schools, and Educators

Programs and Applications

Welcome to the Fulcrum Foundation grant application page. Here you will find instructions and forms to apply for the Tuition Assistance Program, Assistance to Schools in Need, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity Initiatives, and the Star Grant program for Teacher and Staff Creative Initiatives. Each of our these programs is administered annually, benefitting families, schools, and educators in Catholic schools in western Washington.  Application forms, deadlines, and additional information about each program is provided below.


Tuition Assistance Program

Last year, nearly 1,000 students received grants of $850 through Fulcrum's tuition assistance program.  Applications for assistance in the 2011-2012 school year are now being accepted.  A copy of your 1040 tax form is required, though other financial documentation may be accepted in special circumstances. Apply for assistance today by completing the online application form and returning all required documentation to your school. 

Assistance to Schools in Need

In fiscal year 2011, Fulcrum distributed more than $650,000 through the Assistance to Schools in Need program. Grants fund emergency expenses, deferred maintenance, critical operating costs, and other significant expenses that threaten the financial viability of a school. Applications for the 2011-2012 school year are now being accepted.


Star Grants for Teacher and Staff Creative Initiatives

The Star Grant program fosters the continued excellence of our Catholic schools and promotes the creativity of teachers and staff as our best resources.  More than $20,000 in total was distributed through the program last year. All teachers and staff in Catholic schools in western Washington (who have not received a grant in the past three years) are eligible to apply for up to $1,500.