Random Kindness RelayBy Ceallaigh Smart April 2018
Blankets for REACH students that are homelessBy Anne McInerney February 2018
Food Justice LabBy Arts Us December 2017
Lighting Up The North EndBy Joe Byrnes October 2017
Gym equipment for the Crisis NurseryBy Jennifer Harrison July 2017
Youth Longboard BuildingBy Urban Boatbuilders July 2017
Drum, Grow, Sow!By Eartha Bell April 2017
The Wildflower ProjectBy Ean Koerner March 2017
Woolly mammoth puppetBy Elle Thoni March 2017
The Free Black Table Open MIcBy BlackTableArts January 2017
We love Worms!By Terese Fuentes December 2016
Light Up Lake Street Lantern Making WorkshopsBy Marcie Berg December 2016
The Snowblower BalletBy Richard Chin December 2016
Grand Oak OpryBy Sean Kershaw October 2016
Nourish!By Susan Phillips October 2016
The Family PlaceBy Susanne Lovejoy September 2016
Learning from our Seniors before it's too Late!By Elizabeth Simmer June 2016
Beautify South MinneapolisBy Daniela Bianchini May 2016
Hot Tub Time MachineBy Dustin Thune March 2016
Blues in the ParksBy Joe Filipovich February 2016
Start-Up Art Grant for Hassan NoorBy Pamela Gaard January 2016
Bring the Frogs Back to Frogtown!By Patricia Ohmans November 2015
S.H.E (She who hold everything)By Iman Siferllah-Griffin October 2015
AWESOME FOUNDATION TWIN CITIES REACHES FUNDING MILESTONE: $21,000 AWARDED TO SMALL LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PEOPLE $1,000 AT A TIME
Guided by the firm desire to promote diverse ideas and uplift small projects throughout the Twin Cities, our trustees are a small band of volunteers who want to make our cities a little more awesome.
We give away no-strings-attached grants, up to $1,000, to creators, big thinkers and dreamers. The Awesome Foundation is not your average foundation. We’re not a charity and we have no interest in making a profit. 100 percent of the money we collect goes to our grantees. We have no overhead expenses. Our Twin Cities trustees are a group of locals ready to open our wallets to make a positive impact in our communities. If you’ve got an idea and you need some support to take your initiative to the next level, you’ve come to the right place. Check out the awesome projects we have funded in the past two years on our website. We still can’t believe we’ve accomplished so much in such a short period of time!
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
1). Apply for a grant. Applications are reviewed monthly, and the process is very simple.
Sean Kershaw and Tim Hawkins – Grand Oak Opry: ”It’s rare to find something as simple – and so generous—as Awesome Twin Cities. Our concert series, Grand Oak Opry, grew in ways we didn’t anticipate. It became not just a musical event, but a community event. Funds from Awesome Twin Cities came at the perfect time for us to help the showplace of our yard, the “Grand Oak,” get much needed repair and care. We are so grateful to Awesome Twin Cities:”
2). Become a member of our Board of Trustees. We are currently accepting applications for new trustees. We have a membership term from May to April. Our trustees are asked to commit to the following:
1) Promote and review applications and choose winners.
2) Each member has an administrative role including updating social media platforms, organizing trustee meetings or communicating/coordinating with applicants.
3) Donate $100 per month to fund grants. We donate 100% of our money to our grant recipients.
4) Commit to participating on the board for one year.
We’d love to hear from you about being an Awesome trustee. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3). Spread the news about Awesome Twin Cities. Follow us on our Awesome Twin Cities Facebook page.
4). Read more:
Small Grants Deliver Big Payoffs and a Bit of Whimsy http://www.startribune.com/small-grants-deliver-big-payoffs-and-a-bit-of-whimsy-in-st-paul/410172975/
Investing in the Awesome, No Strings Attached https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/19/nyregion/awesome-foundation-new-york-chapter-invests-in-awesome-ideas.html
Rethinking 21st Century Philanthropy https://www.huffingtonpost.com/natalia-martinez/rethinking-21st-century-philanthropy_b_7871080.html