The League of American Orchestras has awarded grants to 28 U.S. orchestras to help deepen their understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), improve practice, and strengthen organizational culture. Ranging from $12,000 to $25,000 each, the one-year grants comprise the second round of The Catalyst Fund, the League’s three-year, $2.1 million grant-making program made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with additional support from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation. Member orchestras apply for Catalyst Fund grants to support their work with an EDI consultant, expand their knowledge of the issues pertaining to EDI, and create strategies that are relevant to their communities. Catalyst Fund grantees are also given access to a learning community and a dedicated online forum, and participate in remote and in-person convenings. Orchestras receiving this year’s Catalyst Fund grants are in states from Arkansas to Wisconsin and cities from Charlotte to Seattle. For more about The Catalyst Fund, including a complete list of this year’s recipients, visit