Innovation in Education Grants


Reaching Heights offers grants to educators and any district staff in an effort to help bring great ideas to fruition. The grants are there to help make it easier to solve problems, enrich learning and solidify connections. Since 1990, Reaching Heights has awarded more than $260,000 in grant support across the district. In 2012, we streamlined our program and launched the Innovation in Education Competitive Grant Program. The funding is used to support K-12 projects that will help redefine what innovation and excellence look like in CH-UH schools.  


Reaching Heights raises funds for these grants from the community through the annual Reaching Heights Adult Community Spelling Bee, donations to the Thank-A-Teacher program and from donor-designated gifts. The DiGeronimo Family Foundation and the Cleveland Heights and University Heights Teachers, Retired, are frequent donors to this grant program.

Funding may be used for:


  • equipment

  • materials

  • costs associated with activities outside of the school building

  • costs associated with cross-school collaboration

  • costs associated with presentations at a regional, state or national conference.


Proposals will be reviewed and chosen by the Reaching Heights Grant Committee, a committee comprised of staff, board and community members. 

Contact us:


Reaching Heights Office: 

2843 Washington Blvd.

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118