Catalyst Fund

Under its new strategic plan, the focus of the foundation's grantmaking has shifted to the new Safety Net Resiliency Initiative.

The foundation will continue to support organizations and efforts to improve services in health, housing/homelessness prevention and food security and nutrtion in this new initiative, among other core safety net services.

Information about the foundation's Targeted Funds will remain on its website for the time being, but the foundation is not accepting applications through any of them at the present time.


To provide grant support for research, public policy, education, stakeholder convening and related efforts that build upon the activities of the other three targeted funds.


The Catalyst Fund offers grant support by invitation only. The fund is designed to provide strategic support to stakeholder groups working in partnership with the foundation to develop systems change opportunities that align with its interests.

What is Systems Change?

The process of altering or transforming how major parts of the safety net are linked, function and influence one another.