Catalyst grants support educational innovation across the full spectrum of academic disciplines. Funds enable broad-reaching strategic initiatives, as well as individual programs that impact students inside and outside the classroom.

Any Kansas City school district administrator, teacher, principal, therapist or counselor can apply for a Catalyst grant as long as the intended purpose aligns with the organization’s vision and mission. Grant awards typically range from $250 to $1,000. The Fund Review Committee consists of members of our board of directors and Kansas City school district representatives familiar with proposed outcomes.

To be considered applicants must:

  • Align the grant request with one of our award categories.
  • Submit a written grant request.
  • Agree to undergo ongoing monitoring and reviews by Catalyst personnel.
  • Agree to submit a written results report by the end of the school year within which the project or program is initiated.

Download grant request checklist .pdf>