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About Us

LAUNCH DATE: January 2017


What Do We Fund? The Birmingham Chapter of the Awesome Foundation's grants support projects in sciences, arts, education, civic engagement, media, and entertainment -- just about anything as long as it contributes to making The Magic City more AWESOME!

What Types of Project Are NOT Supported? The types of projects are generally not supported — typically ones that are personal and limited in their community impact, and existing efforts that would not see significant incremental benefit from a small grant. For example, we aren't going to pay your bills or help you start a business.

And guess what 501c3 status is not a requirement!
The grants can go to groups, individuals, small non-profit organizations, almost any entity. We generally don't give to large organizations.

*Winners are announced on the 1st of the Month. (a representative must attend our monthly Awesome Hour to pickup the check).

Interested in joining our group? We are still seeking a few more Awesome Trustees!!!! Email us here

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About our Chapter: Awesome Birmingham's Chapter Founders are Max Rykov (Founding Dean) and Dr. Dionne Mahaffey (Founding Trustee)

Trustees: Dr. Dionne Mahaffey, Apryl Fort Kelly; Dee Linson Watson, Marcia Pruitte Coleman, Bruce Lanier, Russ McClinton, Kenya Walton

OPENING: Awesome Ambassador : We are seeking ambassadors/volunteers to assist us with managing our social media channels; PR/marketing, photography and graphics.

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