Earlier this year, the Catalyst Initiative hosted its annual Seed Grantee Convening. The event brought together folks from all walks of life representing organizations that Catalyst supports and partners with to promote community-based, culturally grounded integrative health and healing practices.
Several organizations set up presentations on their projects to help support a broadening network of community collaborations and to catalyze new connections. Participants had the opportunity to witness and share learning moments from the other grantees and projects and engage in skills-based learning and cultural healing practices. Lunch featured a mini-Mindstorm, inviting participants to engage meaningfully with one another around issues of workplace wellness, collaboration, and the intersections of seed grantee projects for policy development and expansion of the work.
This was the first Seed Grantee Convening since Catalyst transitioned to its new home at The Minneapolis Foundation. Attendees celebrated the tremendous contributions of the George Family Foundation, which launched Catalyst in 2014 to help communities support health and well-being through mind-body approaches that are culturally meaningful. In 2017, Catalyst moved to The Minneapolis Foundation as part of a multi-year effort to increase its capacity and impact in the community.
For a summary of highlights and insights from the 2018 Seed Grantee Convening, download our report to the community and check out this short film featuring people sharing stories about their work.
Mark your calendars
Our next event, Healing from Trauma:Tips & Techniques for Resilience, is coming up Thursday, August 9. Produced in partnership with Marnita’s Table, the event will offer a unique opportunity to explore holistic, integrative practices to address trauma and develop resilience, both individually and in collaboration with others.