Fulcrum Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program

Coming soon – the application for the Fulcrum Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program!

When is the application deadline and when will grant determinations be announced?
The application window will open January 8, 2020. Applications must be submitted by February 12, 2020 to be considered for funding. All applicants will receive notice regarding the outcome of their application in late April/early May 2020.

About the Program
The Fulcrum Foundation’s Building Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program is designed to assist schools in welcoming students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or class by increasing accessibility, promoting academic excellence and increasing cultural competency of teachers and staff. Grants through this program encourage schools to respect, celebrate and include the culture of each student as an integral part of a Catholic education and as a manifestation of Catholic identity.

Who can apply?
Any school in the Archdiocese of Seattle is eligible to apply for a grant through this program. Only one application per school will be accepted per year.

What can schools apply for?
Grants awarded through this program are typically in the $10,000 range, though the Committee will accept and consider comprehensive and compelling applications up to $25,000.

Grants awarded through this program are intended for needs in the following categories:

  • Accessibility – enrollment management and marketing to attract and retain a diverse school community (students and staff)
  • Academic Excellence – curriculum enhancement, improving school climate, implementing a new program to support mutual intercultural competency
  • Professional Development – cultural competency and diversity training

How are awards determined?
Factors considered in determining grant awards and amounts include:

  • Capacity to enrich or support archdiocesan or school-wide diversity goals
  • Demonstration of financial need as related to goals articulated in grant categories above
  • A clear connect to a plan: a strategic plan, curricular plan, enrollment/marketing plan or accreditation goals


Contact Susan Ocoma, Fulcrum Programs Director, at susan.ocoma@fulcrumfoundation.org or 206.748.7988.