The Catalyst Fund awards small grants for early-stage, innovative, and unconventional ideas that address urgent 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 and imagination redefine notions of what can be done and how.
The Catalyst Fund application process is currently closed as we revise the platform and process.
It should be back online in spring 2019. Thanks for your interest and patience.
The Catalyst Fund makes grants between $2,500- $15,000. We don’t limit ourselves to any one issue, rather we search across issues to identify opportunities where innovation is needed to address an urgent challenge. The Fund accepts applications on a continuous basis with no deadlines. There is no limit to the number of projects we’ll support in any given year. From time to time we will post a request for proposals for a specific problem we find particularly compelling or underfunded.
Applying to the Catalyst Fund
Anyone can apply. No one has a lock on a great idea. The Catalyst Fund has been created to source ideas from all corners of the globe.
We are looking for individuals or teams who are unbound by convention; whose projects challenge our thinking; who compel us to see a problem in a new light; and whose creativity and imagination redefine notions of what can be done and how.
You can be a seasoned social entrepreneur or a first- time changemaker. There are no disqualifiers. No prerequisites.