About the Organization:

The Roddenberry Foundation (TRF) makes catalytic, timely investments in original ideas and extraordinary people who can change the world. Through three core programs they cast a wide net to uncover and support these great, often untested ideas and the individuals and organizations whose vision and leadership have the potential to bring them to fruition. Their work is organized into three primary initiatives — Roddenberry Fellowship, Catalyst, and Prize — all of which offer opportunities for original thinkers, activists, and innovators from all walks of life to pursue significant, lasting change.

The Catalyst Fund

The Catalyst Fund makes grants to anyone, anywhere in the world who has an early-stage idea or project that addresses pressing global challenges.

Early Stage

  • The Catalyst 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.

Big Ideas

  • The Catalyst Fund supports 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 big 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.

Bold Vision

  • The Catalyst Fund supports individuals whose vision for change is audacious. Catalyst awardees seek significant, long-term impact and have a vision for how to get there and what needs to get done. They are able to articulate how they plan to make the world better and why. Their vision inspires others and offers a glimpse of a better future.

Criteria:

They know you are applying with an early-stage idea. However, they’re looking for a well-thought-out plan with clear goals, specific metrics, and measurable impact. They’re also looking for:

  • Innovative: Approaches or strategies that innovate on existing models — What are you building on? What other solutions already exist?
  • Community-based: You have a deep understanding of the communities you work on behalf of — What are their needs? How are they engaged in the process? How will they be able to maintain the solution over time?
  • High potential for impact: A recognized issue that affects a significant percentage of people — this is relative, but we’re looking for solutions to problems that have outsized impact.
  • Sustainable: Experienced team and a smart strategy for driving change — Who and what are driving the change? Why is this the right team? What makes this the right strategic bet right now?

The selection process also takes into consideration the following criteria: innovation, potential impact, eco-system, and originality.

Eligibility:

The Catalyst Fund has been created to source ideas from all corners of the globe. You can be a seasoned social entrepreneur or a first-time changemaker. Eligible candidates for the Catalyst Fund 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
  • Submit an application in English
  • Include completed responses to all required application questions
  • Agree to all legal terms and conditions of the Catalyst Fund grant program
  • Be able to legally receive grant funding

Grant: The Catalyst Fund makes grants between $2,500–$15,000 to anyone, anywhere in the world who has an early-stage idea or project that addresses pressing global challenges.

There are no deadlines. Applications are accepted year-round.

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Name of the Organisation
The Roddenberry Foundation (TRF)
Location
India
Grant Amount
USD 15000
Closing date of Proposal
Tuesday, 10 November, 2020
RFP Email
https://roddenberryfoundation.org/our-work/catalyst-fund/
RFP URL
https://roddenberryfoundation.org/our-work/catalyst-fund/
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