Catalyst for Change Grants

Catalyst for Change is a competitive grant program which awards teachers and schools for using innovative strategies to engage students in the classroom.

Catalyst for change

$4,000-$6,000 grants are awarded for grant proposals which focus on the following subject areas:

  • Career/Technical Education * Extra points will be awarded for grants with a Career/Tech focus
  • Literacy
  • Low-Performing Students
  • STEM Education
  • Teaching Quality

Who May Apply:  Individual teachers, teams of teachers, principals and other educators (e.g., guidance counselors, media specialists) on behalf of their school, and district-level staff.

Click the links below to view summaries of past Catalyst for Change funded projects and examples of successful applications

The Junior Achievement BizTown program is also an initiative that The Education Foundation will consider funding. For more information on this program view their website here. You can also download a program overview here. Contact Kristin Schreiner at for more information on program costs.

The deadline for submission is October 6, 2017 at 4:00PM.

All applications must be typed and submitted via E-mail to Luisana Segu at The Education Foundation (

2017-2018 Catalyst for Change Application

Catalyst for Change grants are funded by the generosity of the following sponsors:

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Duke-Energy-Logo-4cPublix Supermarkets charities
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