Prospective Grantees: The application for the Fall 2024 Grant Cycle is due September 1st.


Nonprofit Leaders: Catalysts Together leadership program is accepting applications for the next cohort.


A Leadership Cohort Program for Experienced Nonprofit Executive Directors



Catalysts Together by Longwood Foundation is an innovative leadership and capacity-building program that invests in nonprofit executive leaders as the catalysts to strengthen their organizations. Created in collaboration with nonprofit executives, this program equips leaders with the experiences and tools they need to run healthy, sustainable, and mission-driven organizations. Together, with their peers, leaders transform themselves and elevate their organizations to enhance the quality of life for all in our region.


Program Overview

Catalysts Together focuses on harnessing the power of peer-to-peer relationships to significantly influence and grow regional nonprofit leadership. The program incorporates numerous features that enrich the Peer Forum model while simultaneously catering to the unique needs of each leader and their organization.

The learning experience provided by expert facilitators builds the infrastructure for lifelong learning among peers. Moreover, the program connects nonprofit executives with the skills, tools, and network to run healthy, sustainable, and resilient mission-driven organizations. You will leave this program a better leader with an accelerated vision for organizational success.

Program Features

Monthly Peer Forums

Led by a facilitator, experience a structured and trusted space to confidentially share your challenges with your peers and get game-changing feedback.


Leader and Organization Assessments

Set meaningful goals for yourself and your organization. Confidential assessments help you discover where you are in this moment of time enabling you to use the information to focus conversations, goals, and progress.

Executive Coaching

Crave accountability? Professional coaches will provide tailored and targeted support to help you maximize your program experience.

Convenings and a Restorative Retreat

With dedicated time to step back, connect and rest, you will build a deeper connection with yourself and other executives in the region.

Intensives: A Topical Learning Experience

Alongside your peers, you will do a deep dive to build proficiency in a specific organizational capacity-building area, such as financial acumen.

(Optional) Capacity Building Wallet

You can opt for this $10,000 financial incentive to explore other avenues of capacity-building that are critical to your development.

(Optional) Catchafire: Skills-Based Volunteer Matching for Your Organization

You can opt into one year of Catchafire, a third-party platform that connects everyone in your organization to a national network of volunteers who are ready to assist with your organization’s projects and needs.

Cost and Key Dates

The Catalysts Together program experience supports executive leaders with what they need most.

Program Cost

Longwood Foundation will underwrite most of the real value of the Catalysts Together program which equates to approximately $40,000 per person. In return, we ask for your time, effort, work, and commitment to leverage this program to strengthen yourself and your organization. The program fee is $5,000 for the initial 12 months. Limited scholarships are available for organizations that have budgets under $1,000,000 and demonstrate need through a scholarship application.

Program Cost: $5,000
Limited Scholarships are Available.

You will also be responsible for some direct travel and travel-related costs:

  • Transportation by car to the overnight retreat
  • Transportation by car to monthly peer forums and convenings (in New Castle County, DE).

Key Dates & Event Locations

Catalysts Together is an ongoing commitment. The initial phase of the program is 12 months designed to maintain an ongoing peer network. Unless noted, all activities are in person and mandatory. Candidates must attend the following events:

  • Program Kick Off: (October 8, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.):Location TBD
  • Monthly Peer Forums: (Every 3rd Wednesday, beginning Nov. 2024): Buena Vista, 661 S Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Executive Coaching: Virtual
  • Overnight Retreat: (March 19-20, 2025): Moofy’s Farmhouse, Royal Oak, MD
  • Closing Convening: (September 17, 2025): Location TBD

Ready to Learn More?

Questions? Email Tamara Brown, Program Officer, Leader Capacity at catalyststogether@longwood.org