Cleveland, OH

About Us

Interested in becoming a Trustee? Fill out this form:

Learn more about our applicants and grantees every third Friday of the month when you tune into the "Awesome Hour" at or 95.9FM in Cleveland.

This new chapter of the Awesome Foundation began in spring 2019 by awarding (2) quarterly $1,000 no-strings-attached cash to projects and programs that bring maximum awesomeness to Cleveland, Ohio (projects throughout Cuyahoga County are encouraged)!

Awesome Cleveland isn’t a foundation or a non-profit. Cash comes straight from the pockets of our passionate trustees and directly into the hands of the dreamers and doers making our community awesome. The definition of "Awesome" is left open-ended on purpose but it amounts to that intangible combination of social impact, surprise and FUN. If you’ve got an unconventional idea that needs some support, you’ve come to the right place.

We look forward to awarding two grants each quarter, catapulting YOUR ideas to new levels of awesomeness.

Submit an application, below, before 11:59pm on September 1, 2020 to be considered for the next grant cycle. (We will award the funding within 10 days of the above deadline.)

The trustees meet during the second week of the last month of each quarter (March, June, September, December). Directly after, we vote, announce the winner, and hand over the money!

We take you at your word that you’ll finish the project within a few months time. Keep us in the loop along the way. Even if you don't get a grant, we're happy to connect you with people who share your interests and are equally awesome.

We want everyone to know #ClevelandIsAwesome

….. TIPS for applying to our chapter: - Make sure your project is in Cuyahoga County. - Keeping the money local is our priority! - Don't have a website? No worries - upload a selfie video to YouTube if you'd like. Show us your passion, no professional video skills needed. - Think about the impact - is it sustainable, will our gift be distinguishable amongst your other funders, etc!

Meet the Trustees