Catalyst Fund

The Network for Landscape Conservation is pleased to announce the 2023 funding round of the Catalyst Fund.

Read the Request for Proposals


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 Conservation 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 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

The Network will host an optional information webinar for interested applicants. Network staff will provide a brief overview of the Fund and RFP, but the webinar will be dedicated primarily to responding to questions from participants.

Informational Webinar: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 2pm ET

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, Indigenous-led Partnerships may, if preferred, submit a proposal via word form.



Cover photo: Partners exploring a portion of the Black River in South Carolina. The Black River Initiative received a collaborative capacity grant award from the Catalyst Fund in 2021. Photo credit: Erin Donmoyer, Black-Sampit Riverkeeper, Winyah Rivers Alliance.