Awesome Without Borders (Inactive)

This chapter is currently inactive. An inactive chapter is one that has not given a grant in six months. If you are interested in re-activating this chapter, you can learn more about getting started.

About Us


After 11+ years, we've signed off and closed applications for good. We're so proud to have supported such incredible work. Please visit for more information on other AWESOME chapters!

Awesome Without Borders was a program of the Harnisch Foundation. On a weekly basis we offered $1,000 no-strings-attached grants to support creative and zany ideas, but also projects that overlap with the Harnisch Foundation focus areas of film/media, leadership, and projects that increase representation and inclusion in age, class, race, gender, sexuality, and/or ability.

Housekeeping: We did not award grants for payments to individuals, travel expenses, or religious affiliated projects, and usually declined grant requests from large, well-established non-profits, or projects that are for-profit.

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