The Catalyst Fund awards small grants for early-stage, innovative, and unconventional ideas that address serious global challenges.

Big, Bold Ideas

We’re looking for ideas that challenge our thinking, that compel us to see a problem in a new light; and whose creativity redefines notions of what can be done and how.

The Catalyst Fund makes grants between $2,500- $15,000 to anyone, anywhere in the world who has an idea or early-stage project that has a high potential for large-scale impact and sustainable change. We know that $5k or $10k won’t necessarily be enough to launch a new product, build a great program, or even form a new organization. But it is enough to kick-start early stage ideas, pilot projects, or prototypes and help those of you who have an innovative idea for real change to take the first step(s) in doing so.


The Fund accepts applications on a continuous basis with no deadlines.