In pursuit of our goal of proactively improving health and healing in Minnesota through enhanced and expanded integrative care, the Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation will provide small, one-time seed grants to select organizations meeting the criteria below. Priority will be given to organic, sustainable efforts that align with the Initiative’s Strategies and Goals, and that arise from a pre-existing interest or activity around integrative health and healing.

We encourage you to look at the information in the About Catalyst website sections. This may help you to better determine whether your organization’s work fits with the interests and funding directions of the Catalyst Initiative (CI). You can also take a look at our Seed Grantee Convening video here to learn more about the work our current grantees have been involved in. 

The Catalyst Initiative has a Letter of Inquiry Process (CI LOI) that applicants must follow. Below are instructions on how to create an account that has to be done before you can take the CI Eligibility Quiz.

Please note if you were invited to submit an online one-time seed grant from the CI staff, the below process does not apply. You must use the online application link that was sent to you in an email from Robin Barker, the Grants Manager. If you have any questions, please contact Robin Barker at 612-377-3476.

Step One

Creating an Account

  1. You will begin by clicking the link under the CI Eligibility Quiz.
  2. Once you click on the link, you will be brought to the Account Login Page. Please read HELPFUL HINTS before you create a login.
  3. If you already have an online account with the George Family Foundation, enter your login information. Once you do this it will take you to the CI Eligibility Quiz.
  4. If you do not have an online account, click on “New Applicant” link (you will find this under the email box). You will be taken to the Account Creation Page and asked to enter an email address and create a password to use as your ID.
  5. Keep a record of this login information, as you will need this information if you are invited to submit a grant proposal. Keep a record of the automated email you will receive when you create an account.
  6. Add the following email addresses to your address book to ensure you receive our automated emails: and

CI Eligibility Quiz

Click here to take the quiz

If you answer the questions correctly, you will be brought to the CI Letter of Inquiry (LOI) application. Please follow step two instructions. 

Step Two

Begin Working on Your CI LOI Application

Complete the CI LOI application.

Save and Finish Later

  1. At the bottom of any page you can save your work to continue the CI LOI application at a later time by clicking the button labeled SAVE AND FINISH LATER.
  2. To access an in progress CI LOI application, click on the link that was sent you via email when you created your account or click here. This is the link that will take you the Account Login Page. After you login, you will be brought to My Application Page (displaying the in progress CI LOI application and/or submitted applications).

Tip If you didn't receive an email, check your spam or junk folder.

Review and Submit Your LOI Application

  1. When you have completed your CI LOI, click REVIEW and SUBMIT. You will be able to review your CI LOI application before submitting it to the Foundation.
  2. Submitted CI LOI applications are final and cannot be edited. If you click on the submit button before you are ready, we are not able to re-open your CI LOI application. You would have to start over and complete a new CI LOI application. If this does happen, contact Robin Barker, Grants Manager, immediately at 612-377-3476.
  3. You will receive an email to confirm that you CI LOI application was submitted successfully.

Tip:  If you didn't receive an email, check your spam or junk folder.

If you are invited to complete a one-time grant proposal, you will receive an invite email that will take you to the full online one-time grant proposal with 60 days of your submission of the CI LOI.