In evaluating Catalyst applications, we differentiate between eligibility and criteria. Eligibility is a set of benchmarks that an application either meets or doesn’t. Criteria explains how applications will be evaluated and unpacks what we mean when we say that we’re looking for big, bold ideas.
Some things that we’re not looking for are projects that are small in scope, limited in scale, or lack innovation. If the problem you’re trying to address is too narrowly defined or if it’s not clear how your solution will lead to measurable change — we’re going to pass. And projects that are well on their way to completion are also not a good fit.
See our Criteria page for more information.