Strong and vibrant communities provide not just a safe place to live, but an opportunity to thrive. Griffin Catalyst helps communities in times of need and enhances public spaces and inspiring cultural institutions.
Our Impact Stories
Helping Communities in Need
We act boldly and decisively to provide aid in moments of urgent community need. By identifying and leveraging the unique strengths of public and private organizations, we have addressed complex community challenges close to home and far afield.
When the war in Ukraine interrupted students’ studies, we launched the Ukraine Math and Science Achievement Fund to ensure that students have the opportunity to pursue their academic ambition. When we saw an opportunity to enhance disaster preparation and response, we helped establish a first-of-its-kind resilience fund in Miami.
And during the COVID-19 pandemic, our wide-ranging efforts included working with the State Department to repatriate 800 Americans from Wuhan, China, addressing food insecurity in Chicago, and increasing the supply of medical oxygen in India.
A Catalytic Investment in the Future of Miami
Vibrant communities include accessible, modern public spaces that bring people together. Griffin Catalyst is working to energize communities by increasing access to such spaces. Through investment in innovative urban infrastructure like The Underline in Miami—a 10-mile linear park bringing vital amenities to diverse Miami neighborhoods—we are empowering individuals to grow and communities to prosper.
Supporting Vital Cultural Institutions
Some of America’s most storied and visited museums invite people to engage with science and nature in imaginative ways. From the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., to the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and the Griffin Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, world-renowned cultural institutions are destinations of learning and exploration, drawing millions of visitors from around the globe.
Through partnership with these and other institutions, Griffin Catalyst is ensuring new generations of learners have the opportunity to engage with science, technology, and nature in ways far beyond what’s possible in the classroom.
Meals funded through the Greater Chicago Food Depository to address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic
Americans repatriated from Wuhan, China at the start of COVID-19 in 2020
New mini-pitch soccer fields in Chicago and Miami to be completed by 2026
- American Museum of Natural History
- Chicago Park District Lakefront Trail
- Cox Science Center and Aquarium
- Greater Chicago Food Depository
- Griffin Museum of Science and Industry
- Miami Summer Youth Internship Program
- Serpentine Galleries
- The Field Museum
- The Florida Disaster Fund
- The Griffin Building at the Norton
- The Miami Foundation
- The Smithsonian
- The Ukraine Math and Science Achievement Fund
- The Underline
- U.S. Soccer Foundation