The Community Foundation created Catapult to encourage civic engagement among young entrepreneurs throughout southeast Michigan. To learn about the community and support change, Catapult volunteers facilitated a small grants program for emerging nonprofit organizations. Eight finalist organizations with impactful solutions to address challenges in our region participated in the Catapult Pitch Competition.
Each group had three minutes to tell the audience how a grant to their organization would “catapult” them to the next level. All of the finalist organizations were recognized for their projects. Four organizations received grants of $7,500 to $10,000 with the remaining organizations receiving smaller operational grants.