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The Aim Higher Foundation

distributed over $509,000 in tuition assistance grants

to help families access Catholic schools in the 2015-2016 school year

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Your support provided tuition assistance grants to

735 students at 76 Catholic schools in 2015-2016

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Infused with a higher sense of purpose

and steeped in a tradition of excellence,

Catholic schools help all students Aim Higher


All children deserve the opportunity to Aim Higher

That simple premise serves as the core principle of the Aim Higher Foundation, which believes that Catholic schools can make a profound difference in the lives of children and in the well-being of our communities. Catholic school students shine in an environment that combines academic rigor and character development with individual attention.

The Aim Higher Foundation is an independently operated, non-profit organization committed exclusively to the betterment of children through Catholic schools in the greater twin cities metro area through focused giving in three areas:

Student-Based Tuition Assistance: Making Excellence Available to All Students

High test scores and graduation rates confirm that Catholic school students excel regardless of income level, race or ethnicity. The Aim Higher Foundation offers student-based tuition assistance to ensure that all families have an opportunity to choose Catholic school for their child. By providing financial assistance, the foundation seeks to give all students access to Catholic education’s culture of achievement.

Grants Supporting Excellence in Teaching and Administration

Educators sustain and strengthen Catholic schools by their dedication to helping all students reach their potential. The Aim Higher Foundation is committed to supporting these professionals by making grants available to encourage excellence in teaching and school administration.

Grants to Schools For Innovative Programming

Catholic schools are widely known for delivering academic excellence with great efficiency, often operating at nearly half the per student cost of public schools. High expectations, small class sizes, and close working relationships with families all contribute to Catholic education’s success. The Aim Higher Foundation will build upon Catholic education’s record of success by making grants for innovation available to individual schools that are leaders in providing academically rigorous, values-based programming for the 21st century.

The ultimate goal is to bring a Christ-centered foundation to the learning experience while also teaching the fundamental skills needed for the students to excel and grow in their strengths and future endeavors. My son no longer has anxiety, he loves attending school, has made incredible friends and I credit everything to his Catholic school experience.

Aim Higher Scholar Parent

Without the benefits of the Aim Higher Scholarship it would be difficult for our family to meet the tuition demands, but having grown up with a Catholic education, both myself and my husband feel it is invaluable in both the level of education and the attention to the spiritual and emotional care of our child.

Aim Higher Scholar Parent


The Aim Higher Foundation is reaching out to individuals, organization and corporations who understand that educational achievement is critical to the future strength of our community. Find out how you can join others and partner with the Aim Higher Foundation to make a difference in the lives of local children and the future of our community.


With 79 elementary and middle schools and 14 high schools in twelve counties, Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis are positioned to serve students and families throughout our community.