The local DC chapter of the Awesome Foundation uses the following four criteria for funding awesome community, arts and culture projects helping the DC area:
Have a project that meets those 4 criteria? Apply now! We award grants every month!
Background info on The Awesome Foundation & the DC chapter The Awesome Foundation is an international organization with hundred of chapters around the world helping fund community, culture and arts projects that make the world more awesome and unique. Awesome Foundation chapters around the world combined have funded more than $1.6 million in grants through 78 chapters in 18 countries.
Founded first in Boston in 2009, each Awesome Foundation local chapter distributes monthly $1,000 microgrants, no strings attached, to projects and creators. At each fully autonomous and local chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “Trustees” and given in cash to the grant winner each month.
The DC Chapter of the Awesome Foundation was founded in 2010 and has given more than $30,000 to the local community for awesome projects. We pick our monthly grant winners usually at the end of each month and notify all applicants after the selection has been made. We are also currently looking for new Trustees to contribute their help to making DC more awesome! (Interested in visiting a meeting as a Guest Trustee? Email awesomefoundationdc [at] gmail.com)
DC Chapter Founding & Shout Outs
Special thank you to Bonnie Shaw, our chapter founder and former Dean, and Shana Glickfield, our most recent Dean who helped carry the torch forward to make this chapter super awesome. Also, thanks go to recent past trustees for their awesome service! We continue to fund and celebrate awesomeness following their example.