About Us

Every month, we give someone $1,000 to do something awesome in Lake Macquarie City.

What do we do? The Awesome Foundation is an international philanthropic organization devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Every month we award a no-strings-attached grant of $1,000 to a project that we deem Awesome. We're interested in a wide variety of projects. If you think your idea is worth $1,000, send us an application.

What are we looking for? There are no set rules about what we will or won't fund, but here are some of the things we would like to see in a grant application:

  • Innovative, exciting and unusual ideas - but we also want to know that you can achieve what you're setting out to do.
  • Ideas that have the potential to go far
  • Ideas filled with passion and purpose
  • Local projects - we're invested in our local community and we want to do things that help Lake Macquarie grow
  • Projects where the grant is a catalyst to kickstart something awesome
  • Community benefit – we like to see people coming together through a project instead of enjoying it in isolation
  • Like we said before, these aren't rules, they're guidelines. We are more than happy to throw away everything we mentioned earlier for any project that makes us stop in our tracks and say “That's awesome!”

    If you'd like more feedback on a grant proposal, feel free to get in touch with us at lakemac@awesomefoundation.org

    And, as always, send us an application if you think your idea is a good fit!

    Join our Awesome Lake Mac board!

    Awesome Lake Mac is made up of individuals who contribute their time and money to support awesomeness in Lake Macquarie City. Each month 10 board members who get together, listen to pitches, and contribute their cash to the $1,000 grant. In addition to our permanent board members, who participate every single month, we have a guest board member each month for anyone who is curious about what we do or unsure about committing to giving every month.

    If you'd like to join us, please complete an application form.

Meet the Trustees