The Catalyst Grant Program is a program designed for organizations seeking smaller grant awards (between $2,500 and $20,000.) The program offers a simpler application process to provide ease of use for smaller or all-volunteer nonprofit organizations. This program is also great for nonprofits with little or no grant experience as feedback is given to organizations even if a request is not funded.
A committee of residents aged 45 and younger from across the Texas Panhandle review the grant applications and make funding recommendations to the AAF Board of Directors. Committee members become familiar with the grants process and opportunities to serve throughout the Panhandle.
Applicants must choose whether to submit a proposal to the Catalyst Program or the Discretionary Program once per calendar year.