Catalyst Grants

These grants catalyze and provide support to promising nonprofits—new and established—that address chronic social issues with new and promising approaches. We select a group of organizations each year that inspire us.


Each year-end, Catalyst grants are made to a few dozen programs that creatively work to solve entrenched or chronic social issues by approaching them in new and promising ways. The program proactively pursues projects, individuals, and organizations with the potential to drive social change while raising awareness about important issues and innovations. These grants (awarded proactively by SCE) represent a tangible expression of how we adapt our own problem-solving strategies and appreciate those who excel in this regard.

Catalyst Grantee Profiles

SCE’s Catalyst partners span locations and sectors and all have unique stories about how they approach their work, the social issues they strive to address, and what inspires them. Each month we feature a new profile on a Catalyst grantee. Check out this month’s interview or visit our Related News section for additional profiles.