EIN 25-1453211

Catalyst Connection

IRS 501(c) type
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To strengthen the southwestern Pennsylvania small and medium-sized manufacturing economy and to support and develop advanced technology and a trained workforce. This is accomplished through education programs, public forums, technical advisory services, publications, and internships. Catalyst Connection is an economic development organization whose mission is to advance the performance of small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in southwestern Pennsylvania by accelerating their growth and productivity improvements.
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Program areas at Catalyst Connection

Operations- conduct seminars, sponsor forums, provide technical advisory services, promote social welfare.the covid 19 pandemic has affected our operations by requiring a move to a hybrid/virtual environment. Program income has decreased significantly with project delays and with our helping companies respond to the pandemic and their own virtual environment with additional resources and low cost/no cost assistance. This is expected to be a temporary change.
Workforce- provide training and education through work-based school to work programs, develop a properly skilled workforce to support manufacturing and technology based enterprises.
Small manufacturer supplier initiatives are initiatives that assist manufacturers in entering supply chains of larger oems including the department of defense, market introduction (marcellus shale), new product development (additive and robotics), adopting export (itar), and process control technologies (iso, kata), and more.this also includes shared services provided to economic development organizations focused on supporting small manufacturers.
Mtlf- promote the development and deployement of advanced technology in the regions through the manufacturing technology loan fund, mon valley manufacturing fund and manufacturing growth cooperative fund programs to strengthen and revitalize the southwestern Pennsylvania small and medium sized manufacturing economy and lessen the burdens of government.

Who funds Catalyst Connection

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
PA IRC Network FoundationManufacturing Extension Partnership, Mep Kata in A Box, Neap/cares, Amts Program$1,837,006
Richard King Mellon FoundationTo Establish An Advanced Manufacturing Training Initiative That Will Include Hands on Learning in Advanced Technologies at Mill 19 and Neighborhood 91$250,000
Claude Worthington Benedum FoundationTo Advance Manufacturing Education and Apprenticeships Through School-Business Partnerships$150,000
...and 3 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of DefenseCOMMUNITY INVESTMENT$1,578,159
Appalachian Regional CommissionAPPALACHIAN AREA DEVELOPMENT$725,280
...and 11 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Catalyst Connection

Petra MitchellPresident and Chief Executive Officer$294,425
Jeanne StrawVice President of Administration$197,442
Connie PaluckaManaging Director$179,659
Craig WilsonSenior Consultant$158,507
George DickosSecretary$0
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for Catalyst Connection

RevenuesFYE 08/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,655,381
Program services$1,468,774
Investment income and dividends$38,367
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$7,162,522

Form 990s for Catalyst Connection

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-082021-07-09990View PDF
2019-082020-08-27990View PDF
2018-082019-10-12990View PDF
2017-082018-10-16990View PDF
2016-082017-10-16990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 15, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 9, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $1,837,006 from PA IRC Network Foundation
January 25, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 12 new personnel
September 8, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
April 8, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Trade associationsBusiness and community development organizationsCharities
Science and technologyEducationCommunity improvementEconomic developmentBusiness and industry
Conducts researchLobbyingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donations
General information
4501 Lytle St Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Metro area
Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny County, PA
Website URL
(412) 918-4300
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S30: Economic Development
NAICS code, primary
813910: Trade Associations
Parent/child status
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