Give an Hour joins the first group of Catalyst Impact Partners, receiving management training, access to new customer-first impact measurement approach and up to $300,000 in grants over the next three years.
CLARKSBURG, Md – (Jan. 18, 2023) – Give an Hour was selected to participate in Stand Together Foundation’s new Catalyst Impact Grant Program, an initiative cultivating a group of the country’s most transformative nonprofit organizations that demonstrate a better way to make a difference in the lives of individuals and create lasting change. Give an Hour is one of the first 25 recipients and the only mental health organization.
The Catalyst Impact Grant Program awards each incoming Impact Partner with Principle Based ManagementTM coaching and consulting, access to a new customer-first measurement approach created by Stand Together Foundation to understand and differentiate their impact and grants up to $300,000 over three years. By 2025, Stand Together Foundation’s goal is to invest in up to 100 Catalyst partners who successfully completed the Catalyst Program, committing up to $30 million to accelerate nonprofit impact and transform how society thinks about addressing poverty and social barriers.
The Catalyst Impact Grant Program officially kicks off this month and the nonprofits selected have the key ingredients to break the cycle of poverty. They put people at the forefront, see the unique potential in every individual and are changing the way the country thinks about, talks about and tackles poverty. The grant program is designed to provide resources for increased effectiveness, including management training and customer feedback tools to help nonprofits grow, scale and replicate their success. Click here to view a full list of the first 25 Catalyst Impact Partners.
“We couldn’t be prouder to become a Catalyst Impact Partner and accept this grant on behalf of those we serve,” said Dr. Trina Clayeux, CEO of Give an Hour. “We look forward to using the valuable insights we will gain through this program to continue advancing our work in the mental health space until emotional wellness is a normal topic of everyday conversation and no one has to suffer alone.”
Stand Together Foundation partners with the highest impact nonprofits around the nation, all committed to empowering the individuals they serve through a principled approach. This means that instead of treating people as problems to be managed with sweeping, top-down plans, these organizations help people realize their full potential through bottom-up empowerment and solutions that help individuals transform themselves and the world around them. Today, Stand Together Foundation partners with almost 300 nonprofits across all 50 states.
Give an Hour’s impact resonates with every group it serves, whether it be those impacted by military service, mass violence, the opioid epidemic or interpersonal violence. The journey to heal is different for everyone and Give an Hour works diligently to customize its offerings to meet the needs of its clients where they are through a variety of services including no-cost, individual counseling with licensed, volunteer mental health providers; peer-to-peer support; cultural competency training for mental health providers; clinician-led peer support groups; and personalized training and educational resources.
Give an Hour was selected through an extensive vetting process and accepted into the program after a rigorous evaluation focused on impact, customer surveying, reach and principle alignment. Stand Together Foundation’s Catalyst Impact Partner Initiative represents an investment in the diversity of nonprofits, audiences and solutions as the way to end poverty. The 25 Impact Partners have diverse program models across the nation and are uniquely suited for rapid iteration and experimentation based on data collection and customer feedback. Each organization focuses on relationships with their customers and prioritizes individual transformation rather than transactional services.
“Our Catalyst partners take a unique approach to helping people overcome barriers that is anchored in a strong belief in people,” said Evan Feinberg, executive director at Stand Together Foundation. “This initiative is about deepening our partnership so that Catalysts can scale their reach, better understand their impact and ultimately transform the way society thinks about addressing social barriers. If these organizations continue to grow in their effectiveness, and everyone in the country hears about what they are doing, we can transform the entire social sector in America.”
Catalyst Impact Partners will be expected to:
- Model a “customer-first” impact vision. Catalyst Impact Partners will participate in Stand Together Foundation’s pioneering measurement approach to understand impact through customer feedback.
- Advance a management culture that empowers employees. Catalyst Impact Partners will focus on leveraging Principle Based Management to empower their employees to empower the people they serve.
- Build the movement toward empowerment. Identify with and advocate for a culture of openness, dignity, mutual benefit and empowerment among philanthropists, nonprofits and the broader social sector.
Click here to learn more about Catalyst Impact Partners.
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About Give an Hour
Founded in 2005, Give an Hour® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming mental health by building strong and healthy individuals and communities. We provide no-cost counseling through a network of volunteer mental health professionals and empower community through collaborative programs, peer support and educational opportunities that benefit both clients and providers. Our efforts focus on people impacted by military service, mass violence, the opioid epidemic, and interpersonal violence. For more information, visit: giveanhour.org.
About Stand Together Foundation
Stand Together Foundation is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in America by driving change from within communities. We are building a community of social entrepreneurs who believe in people, work from the bottom up, and unite with anyone to do right. Since 2016, we have committed over $120 million and counting to fuel the innovation of nonprofits throughout the country to build stronger, safer communities where all people can learn, contribute, and realize their full potential. Our goal is to help nonprofit leaders maximize their impact to transform more lives out of poverty. Learn more at www.standtogetherfoundation.org.