Frequently asked questions (and answers) for those considering submitting a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for a Catalyst Fund grant.
Begin by reading our Guidelines. If your project meets the guidelines, then submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) using our online system.
Our grants are currently limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. We do consider projects from organizations using a fiscal sponsor. We do not fund individuals.
We provide funding to organizations located in the five-county Greater Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties).
In most cases, yes. For projects that fall under Education, Health and/or Human Services, there should be a focus on serving under-resourced individuals and communities. However, Arts & Culture does not have this requirement.
We are open to considering ideas that have already been tested outside of the Greater Philadelphia region. If you propose bringing an innovative idea to the region that is in place elsewhere, we will ask why you think this approach will work here.
Yes, you may apply again at any time.
Not at this time. However, when reviewing your LOI, we may contact you for more information. If you are invited to submit a full application, we will arrange in-person, telephone or video meetings to learn more about your idea and how we can best support its development.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your questions.