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2022 Rachel's Network Catalyst Award 

The Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award celebrates women of color* who are building a healthier, safer, and more just world. Each year, it provides environmental leaders with: a $10,000 prize; networking opportunities; and national recognition within the environment, philanthropic, and women’s leadership communities. For more, see rachelsnetwork.org/catalyst 

*Our definition of “women” is spacious and includes people of color who may identify as non-binary, genderqueer, gender expansive, or otherwise not conforming to the gender binary. We trust the self-identification of award candidates regarding their gender, race, ethnicity, and heritage. We hope that candidates can see themselves in this award and we trust them to engage if they do.



Applications are now closed for the 2022 Catalyst Award. If you applied, you will be hearing from Rachel's Network in late May/early June with an update on the status of your application. Thank you!


Reviewers & Selection Committee

If you are a Reviewer or member of our Selection Committee, you can access your reviews under the “My Reviewing Assignments” tab to the left.



Please read the FAQs to provide clarity around the Catalyst Award process. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email catalyst@rachelsnetwork.org. To ensure you get all updates and communications from the Rachel's Network Catalyst Award program, add catalyst@rachelsnetwork.org to your contacts or to your safe senders list. Be sure to check your Junk folder for confirmation emails in the meantime. 


About Rachel's Network 

Named in honor of Rachel Carson, Rachel’s Network is a community of women funders committed to a safer, healthier, and more just world for all. Our mission is to promote women as impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth. For more, see our website