The Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund
Type of project: Early-stage idea or project that addresses pressing global challenges such as big ideas or projects that depart from the status quo and require us to look at a problem and its solution in a new light. These ideas have a high potential for impact across an entire community, city, or country. They tend to leverage existing infrastructure, build on partnerships (public and private), and improve on what’s already out there. Big ideas push boundaries and challenge convention. The Fund is geared towards small and/or early-stage ideas and projects that need a capital infusion to launch or prove viability. Catalyst awardees are typically piloting a program, venturing into new territory, on the cusp of launching, or pivoting in a new direction.
Eligibility: Eligible candidates may be individuals, teams of individuals, non-profit organizations, or social enterprises. To be eligible, all applicants must: Be 18 years of age or older; Apply in English; Be able to legally receive grant funding.
Grant size: $2,500 – $15,000