Santa Cruz, CA (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


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We are a group of individuals who collectively give $1,000 no-strings-attached grants for projects in Santa Cruz County that are brave, creative and inspiring. We especially love art-based projects that inspire kindness and compassion within our community.

We generally fund one project every month, but we reserve the right not to award a grant in any month during which we don't receive a proposal that meets our standards. We don't fund requests for personal expenses (e.g. rent), small business operations (e.g. admin or startup costs), or for projects within an established organization.

We want to focus our money on supporting creative endeavors of individuals and small groups, and we only will consider projects that can be fully or principally funded with the $1,000 grant.  

If we choose your awesome project, we take you at your word that your project(s) will be finished within a reasonable amount of time and that you will acknowledge the Awesome Foundation for supporting your project whenever possible.

We want to be a part of your awesomeness so we’d love for you to keep us informed of your progress with photos and updates we can include on our website.

These aren't strict rules, just guidelines. We might just throw away everything we mentioned earlier for any project that makes us stop in our tracks and say “Whoa! That's awesome!”

Proposals are due the last day of every month. We meet during the second week of the month to discuss grants received in the previous month and award a winner. The winner will be announced shortly after that.

Meet the Trustees