Fund a New Idea
Help Caregivers Bring Inspiring New Ideas to Life
A program that records and plays parents’ voices for newborns in the NICU. An exoskeleton that helps people with multiple sclerosis stand and walk. A treatment that could make it safe for children with peanut allergies to enjoy PB&J sandwiches. These are just a few of the inspiring ideas-turned-realities made possible by donors to our Catalyst Grants program.
At Cleveland Clinic, our employees, called caregivers, share a spirit of compassion and innovation. They’re always searching for newer, better ways to improve lives. In 2018, we created the Catalyst Grants to support their brilliant ideas.
Since then, we’ve received more than 1,000 applications from caregivers who envision a brighter future. Our ability to fund their ideas is limited only by the philanthropic support we receive from generous donors. With your help, we can harness the power of philanthropy for caregivers, patients and communities throughout the country.
Every Innovation Begins With an Idea
By the Numbers
A few of our highlights since Catalyst Grants launched in 2018 include:
- $9M+ awarded
- 200+ projects funded
- 40+ departments and 20+ locations represented
- 1,200+ ideas submitted to date
How Catalyst Grants Work
Twice a year, caregivers from across the Cleveland Clinic enterprise apply for a Catalyst Grant. The grants are funded up to $100,000.
Through a competitive process, these one-time grants are awarded to the project proposals that show the most promise for making an impact within one year. Caregivers must report on their progress and return any unused funds.