Leveraging Support for Catholic Schools

For more than 150 years, Catholic schools in western Washington have maintained a tradition of academic excellence and faith formation. However, in recent years it has become increasingly difficult for these schools to meet their operating costs while remaining affordable, especially in economically struggling communities. The Fulcrum Foundation tackles these complex challenges by partnering with schools and families, providing new programs and key financial assistance that increase access to an excellent and faith filled Catholic education. 


Founded in 2002, the Fulcrum Foundation leverages financial assistance to support and strengthen Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle primarily through tuition assistance grants, school partnership grants, and grants for transformational leaders. 


In partnership with the Office for Catholic Schools, Fulcrum instills in children and families, Catholic schools, and throughout our community the hope for a better world and the ability to make it happen.

Size & Scope of Our Mission

73 Schools
22,000 Students

Total Funds Distribution

51% Tuition Assistance
44% Assistance to Schools
4% Program Services
1% Assistance for Teachers