Proceeds from the Foundation’s fundraising efforts benefit CHS students, teachers, and staff with their educational goals.APPLY FOR A GRANT
Grants are available to support classroom innovation, funding of extracurricular activities, clubs and sports, and sponsorship of student participation in special activities when activity funding is not available. Teachers and students may apply for grants up to $500 twice a year for projects addressing Catalina strategic goals.
Grants Awarded – 2017
|Jama Dleuhosh||$500||To improve the National Honor Society|
|Alison Climes, AmeriCorps/VISTA||$250||7 guest speaker sessions and pizzas for 2nd semester|
|Kate Gallion||$225||3 copies each of yearbooks for 2016 and 2017 for library archives|
|Shane Folsom||$500||To support boys’ baseball team summer camp|
|FASFA Lottery||$490||For lottery prizes for students who competed their financial aid forms|
|CHS Administration||$500||Replacement refrigerator for faculty, staff, and student activities|
|Damon Lovato||$1,300||Donation from Tucson Conquistadors for girls’ basketball camp|
Grants Awarded – 2016
|Trinidad Tester*||$500||Equipment for "Daily Living Skills"|
|Janet Lumsden*||$500||ACER Chromebook and accessories|
|Shane Folsum||$500||Baseball fence slats|
|Marie Welding||$500||"Red Ribbon Week" to combat drugs and alcohol|
|Therese Thayer||$800||"Gridley" skeleton for anatomy class|
|Stephen Murray||$800||3-D printer for STEM class|
|Shane Carr||$400||Fees for cross-country track meet|
|Daniel Lithow||$330||Initiate a film club|
|Kate Gallion||$500||Library books and materials|
|Damon Lovato||$300||Girls' basketball summer league fees|
|Chaudette Gullen*||$500||"Garden to Table" gardening equipment|
|Janet Lumsden*||$500||iPad to video students' day at school|
|Sam Rolfe||$300||Exchange floors of dance room and weight room|
|Maurice Washington||$500||Community speakers' program|
|Kathryn Shaw||$500||Food for first Honor Roll Dinner|
|Jennifer Johnson||$400||Ukulele music, tuners, and instructor|
|Alison Climes, AmeriCorps/VISTA||$250||5 guest speaker sessions and pizzas for 1st semester|
|Chaudette Gullen||$500||Gardening project: harvesting equipment, books, seeds, stakes|
|Darryl Carlson||$500 plus $250 for shoes||Cross country team – to motivate and recruit|
|Chris Moseley||$500||Drama dept. - for set scenery and other needs|
|Wanda Buchannan||$400||Red Ribbon Week – for alcohol and drug abuse prevention|
|Jack Draper||$500||El Tour de Tucson Stationary Bike Event|
|Shane Folsom||$500||For incentives/admission for 125 students to attend CHS sporting events|
|Lori Encinas||$150||T-shirts for student audiovisual workers in the theatre and auditorium|
Mini-Grant Application Guidelines
The Catalina High School Foundation (CHSF) is a supportive entity, created and dedicated solely to promote and maintain the traditional, historical, educational and cultural activities of students and alumni of Catalina High School.
Catalina High School students, teachers, and staff are encouraged to apply for mini-grants. Mini-grants will be awarded among four broad areas:
- To support student achievement for extracurricular activities in academics, theater, and athletics
- To encourage student preparation for careers and postsecondary education
- To support school readiness with general economic assistance improving students’ health and welfare
- To support District curriculum and classroom innovations
The Catalina High School Foundation seeks to award mini-grants that will challenge our students to be productive, successful, and well-rounded by improving academic performance, increasing opportunities for extracurricular activity, and improving the graduation rate. We expect our youth to be prepared for the high-tech demands of college, work, and international competition.
The CHSF will direct its support to those activities that reach the largest number of students, will have a greater impact on the school’s community, or that demonstrate true innovation. Funding will be sent directly to the sponsoring organization or the sponsoring teacher’s funds.
The efforts and achievements of many student groups and teams are frequently rewarded by eligibility or invitation to participate in events or activities “away from home.” We realize that this can represent a great opportunity for a variety of reasons. However, due to limitations in funding, priority will be given to student activities and sports events that are nationally-sanctioned.
Applications will be accepted year-round. Although mini-grant proposals may be submitted early, applications must be received by the following deadlines to be considered:
- Projects beginning after October 10 application due September 8
- Projects beginning after January 1 application due November 1
Applications are available in the School Office from the Foundation mailbox.
Completed CHSF Mini-Grant Applications should be placed in the Foundation mailbox in the faculty mailbox room by 2:00 p.m. on the deadline. For questions, email Jennifer Bond.
A post-grant report detailing how the project met its objectives, along with receipts or proof of expenditures, will be required.
Successful applicants will receive a post-grant report form with their award letter. Completion of the post-grant report is required prior to receiving additional funds from the Foundation. The Catalina High School Foundation will withhold or recover misused grant funds.