Investing in Classroom Culture
Catalyst for Change is a competitive grant program that rewards teachers and schools for using innovative strategies to engage students in the classroom.
invested in teachers through Catalyst for Change (2020-2021)
of students at Howard Bishop Middle School who participated in the HawkConnect Catalyst for Change project saw increases in their Science AIM scores from Quarter 1 to Quarter 3.
teacher projects funded through Catalyst for Change 2020-2021
Catalyst for Change Mini Grants
How to Apply
Applications for spring 2022 are now open.
$1,000 to $2,000 mini-grants will be awarded to project-based grant proposals.
Projects must address student improvement with at least one measurable outcome and must focus on one of the following priority areas:
- Career/Technical Education
- Low Performing Students
- Teaching Quality/Improving Classroom Instruction
- Increasing Graduation Rates
The application should be completed by using this Google Form. The application is due to The Education Foundation on or before January 14, 2022.
C4C Mini Grants that are funded and have successful outcomes will be eligible to receive additional funds next year for project continuation after completion of a full 2022-2023 application.
Please contact Director of Programs Tia Brock-Paul at email@example.com or (352) 955-7250 ext. 6416 with any questions or concerns.
Catalyst for Change Traditional Grants
How to Apply
Applications for the 2021-2022 grant cycle are now closed.
$2,000-$5,000 grants are awarded for grant proposals. Applicants will provide project background information, including a timeline, budget, and expected outcomes. At the end of the project, grant recipients will provide project evaluation reports to The Education Foundation.
Projects that incorporate these other areas will receive additional consideration:
- Low-Performing Students
- Teaching Quality
- Career/Technical education
- Increasing high school graduation rates
Who May Apply
Individual teachers, teams of teachers, principals, and other educators (e.g., guidance counselors, media specialists) may apply on behalf of their school and district-level staff.
Click the links below to view summaries of past Catalyst for Change funded projects, examples of successful applications, and terminology to help you with getting your desired project results.
Resources to Use When Applying
The Florida Gap Map from the Florida Chamber of Commerce
Creating Strategic Impacts from The Florida Department of Education
Using EduData in Program Planning from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
Maximizing Your Classroom STEM Investments from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
Outputs and Outcomes from the Florida Consortium of Education Foundations
2020-2021 Catalyst for Change Project Review from The Education Foundation of Alachua County
Catalyst for Change grants are funded by the generosity of the following sponsors: