Star grant PROGRAM

For Teacher And Staff Creative Initiatives

If you have any questions about this program or the application process,
please contact Susan Ocoma, programs manager, at (206) 748-7988

The application window for 2016 is Closed.
We are no longer accepting applications. Please check back in December 2016.

Click here to access Fulcrum's grant management system

In an effort to improve accessibility and streamline the application process we are now using Foundant, an online grants management system. Among the many benefits we think you'll appreciate about the system is the ability to draft, save and submit online applications. You'll also be able to upload documents and reports directly into the application and access your application history at any time online. Below are links to online tutorials you may find helpful.

Click here for an applicant registration tutorial.

Click here for an applicant workflow tutorial. 

About the Program

The Fulcrum Foundation's Star Grant program promotes excellence in Catholic school education by supporting a teacher's or staff person's creative project or initiative for the classroom. Grants through this program are intended for projects or initiatives that benefit multiple grade levels, have a long-term impact and foster spiritual growth.

Who Can Apply?

All teachers and staff who serve within the Catholic school system of the Archdiocese of Seattle and who have not received a Fulcrum Star Grant in the past three school years are eligible to apply.    

What Can teachers and staff Apply For?

The maximum amount of a grant is $1,500. Grants typically fund materials and other supplies to support innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

How Are Awards Determined?

Factors considered in determining grant awards and amounts include:
  • Potential to improve the curriculum or pedagogy in a classroom and for the school
  • Long-term benefits and intended impact to the school
  • Cross-curricular breadth and impact
  • A clear connection to a plan: a strategic plan, curricular plan or accreditation goals

When Is The Application Deadline And When Will Grant Determinations Be Announced?

Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2016 to be considered for funding. All applicants will receive notice regarding the outcome of their application in late April/early May 2016.