Catalyst Fund

The Network for Landscape Conservation is pleased to announce the 2024 funding round of the Catalyst Fund. 

Read the Request for Proposals

Updated submission deadline: The due date for Proposals for the 2024 funding round has been extended by one week and we are now accepting proposal through Friday, May 3, 2024. 

The Catalyst Fund strives to accelerate the pace and practice of landscape conservation and stewardship across the United States by making strategic investments in strengthening the collaborative capacity of place-based, community-grounded Landscape Partnerships.

A portion of the Catalyst Fund is dedicated to supporting Indigenous leadership in landscape conservation and stewardship. We especially invite Partnerships that are led by Tribes and/or Indigenous peoples, organizations, and communities to apply. 

Interested applicants should carefully review the above RFP as well as the Applicant Guidance Document to best understand their fit with the Fund and how to submit a strong proposal. These FAQs may also be helpful in clarifying any questions. Once you are familiar with the RFP and the Applicant Guidance Document, we invite you to begin the application process:

Access the Catalyst Fund Online Application Portal


Informational Webinar: The Network hosted an optional informational webinar for interested applicants on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 2pm ET. Network staff provided a brief overview of the Fund and RFP and responded to questions from participants. View the webinar recording.

We encourage you to identify any questions you may have ahead of time, as you are able to submit questions via the webinar registration form. A recording will be made available here following the webinar.


Preview Proposal Form: Proposals are submitted via our online grant management system. You may preview the proposal form here prior to starting an application. 

Note: although we encourage all applicants to submit applications through the online application system, Tribal-led Partnerships may, if preferred, submit the pre-proposal via word form.


View previous recipients of Catalyst Fund grants awards:

2019 funded Partnerships           2020 funded Partnerships

2021 funded Partnerships           2022 funded Partnerships

2023 funded Partnerships



Cover photo: Catalyst Fund grantees visiting the Jemez Pueblo during a peer learning retreat in 2023. Photo credit: Trees, Water & People.