McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund Launches at the Aspen Institute

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund Launches at the Aspen Institute 

The McNulty Foundation announced the inaugural recipients of the McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund, a new fund at the Aspen Institute to support innovative social ventures at vital inflection points.

A total of $110,000 will be granted to six organizations around the world that have proven results and show great potential for further impact. Each is led by an Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellow using their entrepreneurial spirit and expertise to address critical global problems.

From building the college-to-career pipeline in state universities across the US, to deepening economic resilience in global fishing communities, to training the next generation of Haitian teachers who are transforming education outcomes, to magnifying the voices of DREAMers in America, the inaugural recipients are all effecting positive change for individuals and communities throughout the globe and poised for significant growth in the coming years.

“Countless ventures that are driving social change are at critical moments to expand their impact,”  said Anne Welsh McNulty, President of the John P. and Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation and Trustee of the Aspen Institute. “The Catalyst Fund gives us the opportunity to support many more models of empowering people around the world. The multiplier effect is enormous.”

The McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund was established in 2017 by Anne Welsh McNulty to provide unrestricted support to grow exceptional and promising ventures by AGLN Fellows, including those of McNulty Prize Laureates. It was made possible through a matching grant from the McNulty Foundation and donations from David Blood, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and the Nancy & George Walker Foundation, among many others, who honored the legacy of John P. McNulty with over $1.2 million in contributions to the Fund...

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