Project Categories

  • Education

  • Buildings and Energy

  • Health and Food

  • Waste Management

  • Transportation and Land Use

  • Community Engagement

St. Thomas Aquinas demonstrates their Walking School Bus, an inspiring example of a school's commitment to sustainability. It's just one of many suggestions of project ideas for the Indianapolis Thriving Schools Challenge.

Qualifying Projects

Feel free to download and reference our full list of qualifying projects. The actions in this list include projects that can be used to qualify for certification, as well as proposed new projects that qualify for funding. Note that some projects may belong under multiple categories.

If you don’t see a project listed that you think should be considered, please feel free to reach out to us at and request approval.

Curriculum + Lesson Plans

Take a look at this spreadsheet of free online curriculum, lesson plans, and classroom projects. If you come across a great resource or curriculum not listed here and would like to share it with other educators, send it to us. We’d be happy to add it to our growing list and crowdsource knowledge of resources.