|Application procedure:||Online Application|
|Donor base:||United States|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||2.500$|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||15.000$|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Research, Technology & Innovation
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Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Gene Roddenberry, creator of the Star Trek series, brought to his audiences meaningful and thought-provoking science fiction to “think, question, and challenge the status quo” with the intention of creating “a brighter future”. His work has touched countless lives and continues to entertain and inspire audiences worldwide. In 2010, Gene’s son Rod established the Roddenberry Foundation to build on his father’s legacy and philosophy of inclusion, diversity, and respect for life to drive social change and meaningfully improve the lives of people around the world.
The Catalyst Fund is a small grants program focused on early-stage, unconventional ideas that have the potential for disruptive change. The Catalyst Fund awards small grants for early-stage, innovative, and unconventional ideas that address urgent challenges. The Fund is interested in innovative ideas that make a difference. A cutting-edge product, an experimental program, a new service, an invention, or an original game are all in their wheelhouse. The idea has to improve on what’s already out there and it has to have the potential for tangible, measurable impact. Ideas that can be replicated, taken to scale, or leverage existing infrastructure are a good fit. They also favor ideas that inspire others, build on partnerships (public and private), and that are inclusive of those they are intended to benefit.
Individuals and organisations from around the world are eligible to apply for support.
The Catalyst Fund has been created to source ideas from all corners of the globe. Anyone from any country can apply.
The Catalyst Fund makes grants between $2,500- $15,000.
Applications cant be submitted through their website. In the first stage, they screen all applications to ensure that they meet the criteria for a Catalyst Grant. Proposals in this stage will be evaluated on a variety of factors including innovativeness, clarity, scalability, capability, and impact. Applicants whose proposals pass the first stage of evaluation will be invited to participate in a brief phone call with one of our team members. Proposals that pass the second stage of evaluation will be sent to a TRF committee for review. If offered a grant, awardees will be required to sign a Grant agreement that includes timelines and deliverables. There are no deadlines.