We are an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest.
The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance.
Since its humble beginnings, many Awesome Foundation chapters have sprung up globally to conserve, sustain, and support the worldwide ecosystem of awesomeness. Projects have included efforts in a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good, and beyond.
You can drop us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow us on Twitter at @awesomefound, or track us on Facebook here. Or, if you’re trying to reach a specific chapter, you can use the e-mail link at the top of their page in the "Chapters" section.
If you’re interested in starting a chapter, which involves assembling a group of ten "trustees" willing to each contribute $100 every month toward the $1000 grant, please get in touch at email@example.com.