The 1619 Education Impact Grant


The Pulitzer Center is excited to announce our newest 1619 Education initiative, the 1619 Education Impact Grant. This grant program marks a new phase in our work directly resourcing educators and students engaging with The 1619 Project.

Program Overview:

For three years, our 1619 Education Network has helped us curate a digital resource library with nearly 100 curricular resources and demonstrate the impact of utilizing The 1619 Project as an instructional tool for classrooms of students at all age levels. In 2024, we are transitioning to an impact grant program in place of the Network, inspired by the ways our alumni took a simple program goal and built multi-classroom, school-wide, and community-based learning experiences for students. The 1619 Education Impact Grant will allow us to focus support on collaborative and innovative projects that engage educators and students and lead to sustained impact beyond the individual classroom level.

We invite educational professionals working with students and educators in K-12 learning environments to apply for Education Impact Grants to finance educational projects that utilize at least one resource from The 1619 Project to:

  • Improve the awareness and critical thinking of students and/or educators about the legacies of slavery in the contemporary United States, and the contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of U.S. society
  • Equip students and/or educators to take action and make change that advances racial justice
What They Fund
  • 1. Individual schools, programs, or collaborative projects engaging multiple schools/programs, with an estimated reach of at least 500 people within the grant period of maximum five months ($1,000-$3,000)
  • 2. District, multi-site, or multi-organizational projects with an estimated reach of at least 2,000 people within the grant period of maximum five months ($3,000-$5,000)
Eligibility Requirements
  • Applications are open to educators working with K-12 students and educators in the United States and U.S. territories.
  • Applications are open to educators in all learning environments including schools and districts, libraries, and education programs in carceral facilities.
  • Applicants should have an active leadership role in the learning environment(s) they’re proposing to work with.

How to Apply

Prepare relevant documents including project summaries, resumes/CVs, and letters of commitment from all project leaders

Complete the online application in Submittable by Monday, April 15 at 11:59pm EST.