Engaging donors · Elevating nonprofits · Empowering communities
The Fidelity Charitable® Catalyst Fund envisions a world where promising nonprofits that strengthen our communities have access to the resources they need to flourish.
The Catalyst Fund is a grantmaking program* of Fidelity Charitable, led by our Board of Trustees and separate from Fidelity Charitable’s donor-advised fund program.
While the fund has been supporting the nonprofit sector since 1994, the Catalyst Fund recently shifted its strategy to focus on grantmaking to nonprofit organizations that engage donors with education and community connections and elevate nonprofits so more donors know about their work. When donors and nonprofits partner together, we can empower communities to flourish. Read more about our recent shift in our blog post.
*The Catalyst Fund accepts grant requests by invitation only.
3-part strategic grantmaking focus:
Donors often don’t have a personal connection with the promising nonprofits helping those in the community who need the most support. We’re investing in organizations that create trust between donors and nonprofits. We’re funding those bridges.
— Tony Bowen, Executive Director of the Fidelity Charitable Catalyst Fund, and Catherine D’Amato, Chair of the Catalyst Fund Committee, Fidelity Charitable Board of Trustees
Granted since 1994
Funding 49 grantees in 2022-2023