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Catalyst Fund Grants

The United Way of the Columbia-Willamette Catalyst Fund ($50,000 for Fiscal Year 2016-2017) is designed to initiate or strengthen an effort through one-time investments to strengthen the systems and networks that support the communities in our region.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Review the following documents:

2. Consider the best time to apply

  • Requests are accepted in two cycles during the following months for awards up to $5,000 per application:
    • November 1 – December 31, 2016 (NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENDED FROM December 16 to December 31)
    • May 1 – June 16, 2017
  • Organizations currently receiving funds through Community Strengthening or Community Transformation are not eligible for this grant stream.
  • Eligible organizations may only submit one request per fiscal year, and;
  • In the spirit of fairness, the Catalyst Fund will be disbursed equally throughout the year, with requests reviewed and awarded by an internal committee (approximately $25,000 to be awarded per review session):
SUBMISSION PERIODINTERNAL REVIEWAWARDS DISBURSEDREPORTING DEADLINE
Nov. 1st – Dec. 16th 2016
(NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2016)
Jan. 2017Feb. 2017Aug. 31st 2017
May 1st – June 16th 2017June 2017July 2017Dec. 31st 2017

 

>> Application is Now Closed << 
(Application period ended Dec 31st 2016. Please check back May 1, 2017 for the next round of application submissions.)

3. Submit your Catalyst Fund request:

Once you have completed your application, the following screen will appear confirming the receipt of your application:

Catalyst Fund Submission Screen

 

4. Questions?

Contact Mayra Arreola, Community Collaborations & Investment Director, at Mayraa@unitedway-pdx.org.