Round 1 Application Available
January 14, 2010

Round 1 Application Due
February 12, 2010

Round 1 Awards Announced
April 23, 2010

Round 2 Application Available
April 14, 2010

Round 2 Application Due
June 11, 2010

Round 2 Awards Announced
August 4, 2010

2010 Catalyst Fund

Nurturing Grassroots Efforts to Improve Access to Outdoor Experiences
Program funding under $15,000

This round of funding is only open to organizations whose annual operating budgets are under $250,000. The Stewardship Council will target up to $250,000 to support grassroots organizations. The Catalyst funds will be available for qualified applicants requesting up to $15,000. A qualified grassroots organization is defined as one that is all or largely volunteer driven; has few full-time staff persons or equivalent; has an annual budget, including projects, of less than $250,000; and has not received significant foundation support. Grassroots organizations must identify a significant need related to access to outdoor experiences, describe why that need is a priority for the community, develop a clear plan for translating that need into action, and demonstrate an ability to account for the expenditure of funds. Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded during two funding cycles in 2010. Applicants in this round will not be required to have been in operation for at least one year.