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 Deadline For 2015 Was March 20th.

We Are No Longer Accepting Applications.



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 that a school may be awarded 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 ta plan: a strategic plan, curricular plan or accreditation goals


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

The application will be posted on Fulcrum's website on February 11, 2015. Applications must be mailed (postmarked) by March 20, 2015, to be considered for funding. All applicants will receive notice of the outcome of their application by mid-May 2015.