Remake Learning Grants

Helping network members transform ideas into action.

Remake Learning offers catalytic grants to support innovative learning projects and practices throughout southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.

Moonshot Grants

Building on the bold, experimental work of the Tomorrow Grants, Remake Learning is excited to introduce Moonshot Grants in February 2021.

Moonshot Grants will support big, bold ideas in teaching and learning, ideas that address the challenges and the opportunities currently facing young people, educators, and caregivers.

As we continue to respond to pandemic conditions and grapple with a changing social, economic, political, and racial landscape, a return to our previous status quo is unlikely. Moonshot Grants approach this reality as an opportunity, seeking ideas, collaborators, solutions, and innovations that both address existing challenges and anticipate new ones.

Preferred Future of Learning

Moonshot Grants will challenge applicants to envision what they hope learning will look like in ten to twenty years, what we call a preferred future of learning. Successful applicants will look for inspiration in signals of change, or the early examples of how preferred futures are emerging today. Their projects will capture the bold, experimental actions we can take today to accelerate us toward a preferred future.

Preference will be given to projects that prioritize bold experimentation, incorporate collaboration, and center equity and justice.

Grant recipients will join the Moonshot cohort and further develop their ideas through professional learning and community building.

Opportunity Details

Find additional details below and in the Moonshot Grants Explainer (coming soon!).

  • Timeline

    We anticipate holding two rounds of Moonshot Grants. The first will open in February 2021 and the second will open in June.

    • February 4 – RFP Opens
    • February 18, March 9, March 25 – Informational workshops for prospective applicants
      (Please note: Applicants are required to attend one informational workshop)
    • April 11 – Proposals due
    • May 10 – Recipients announced
  • Funding Tiers

    Based on the type of project proposed, applicants can request either:

    • Catalytic funding, up to $30,000.
      Catalytic funds will support never-before-seen ideas, untested theories, and deeply experimental projects.
    • Advancing funding, up to $70,000.
      Advancing funds will support projects that test emerging ideas. While still bold and experimental in nature, these projects may be based on other exploratory projects or early research. Those applying for Advancing funds will be asked to provide examples of corresponding work.
  • Eligibility & Requirements

    To be eligible to receive funding, Moonshot applicants must:

    • Be listed in the Remake Learning network directory. (You can add yourself here.)
    • Be a 501(c)3, school, university, or fiscally sponsored project.
    • Be based in Remake Learning’s greater Pittsburgh service area.
    • Attend one of the informational workshops before submitting their RFP.
    • If awarded a grant, attend ongoing cohort workshops.

Moonshot FAQ

Find answers to common Moonshot Grant questions. Still stumped? Email for help.

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    FAQ Coming Soon!