Request for partnership

Our RFP application is now OPEN and we want to partner with you!

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Catalyzing Communities is seeking three new partners in communities across the United States for a two-year project focused on creating healthy environments where all children can thrive. We develop strong relationships with communities and work together to mobilize a core group of leaders in your community to improve child health.


See a PDF of the application and apply to join us by June 25th!

Why should I apply?

Our partnership can energize your work and amplify your impact.

  • Tangible engagement: Our partnership can energize your work and amplify your impact in your community. You will see tangible engagement and exciting ideas from those who haven’t been part of your coalition and those who are already participating and excited for a new way of working.
  • Positive community impact: Through our innovative three phase process you will identify high-impact, evidence-based strategies that are primed to succeed in your community.
  • A new way of thinking: Our team will provide capacity building and ongoing technical support for systems thinking, equitable child obesity prevention strategies, and data use and evaluation, to bring a fresh perspective and energy to your work.
  • Networking and connections: You will join a cohort of likeminded coalitions who are doing this work across the country and have access from top researchers and organizations working on other complex drivers of health (e.g., toxic stress, child development) to ensure the work we do is translated into meaningful impact.
  • Financial support: We invest in our partnerships to support this work. You will receive fiscal support for community changemakers, stipends for research participants, and access to up to $10,000 in catalyst grant funds for program initiatives. We will also work with you to apply for new funding opportunities to secure future funding and sustain initiatives in your community.

Who Should Apply?

We are looking to partner with existing, multisector coalitions, serving a geographically defined area and working to implement equitable childhood obesity solutions to help all children thrive.

Our ideal partner has an interest in understanding and addressing deep systemic drivers of child health and equity that impact obesity and related disparities in their community.

We know that coalition takes time, energy, and leadership. We are looking to work with coalitions that have at least two individuals who can commit approximately 5 hours/week to this partnership in the first year, and approximately 3 hours/week in the second year. A full set of eligibility criteria can be found here.

More questions?

Get in touch with us at catalyzingcommunities@tufts.edu or visit our FAQ page to learn more about the opportunity! 

community partners

Learn more about areas across the U.S. where Catalyzing Communities is already making a difference in the lives of children and families.

Apply today to partner with us! Our RFP is open until June 25, 2021!