The application cycle for the Catalyst Fund is currently open until 2/19/2021. The Catalyst Fund Program Lead is always happy to discuss grant concepts and answer questions at any time throughout the year. Instructions for 2021 applications are provided below. Additional questions? Contact ​​​

Catalyst Fund Idea

  • Use the template to describe your idea.
  • Follow these instructions and save your completed Idea as a PDF prior to upload. Only PDFs will be accepted.
  • Idea descriptions longer than two pages will not be accepted.

Name of applicant organization:
Is your organization a member of LYRASIS?

  • Note that only LYRASIS members are eligible to apply to the Catalyst Fund.
    If you are unsure of your organization’s status, contact Member Support.
First Name:
Last Name:
Title for the Idea:
(max 150 characters)
Briefly state the purpose or goal for the idea:
(max 400 characters)
  • Note that this statement will serve as a brief introduction to your idea should it go forward to the Leaders Circle in the final selection phase.

Upload your idea as a PDF here:

Upon submission, a confirmation email will be sent immediately to the address provided above.