San Jose BoomBox for Luna Park Chalk Art FestPar Carol Beebe April 2019
Forget Me NotPar Anika Kumar January 2019
Art in the CommunityPar trudy jo ellerbeck November 2018
Embrace ESSJ (East Side San Jose)Par Bobbi Vie October 2018
Sacred Heart Toy Box Bike BuildPar Good Karma Bikes September 2018
Youth Science Institute's 33rd Wildlife FestivalPar Serena Flores July 2018
The SJMQT Mural ProjectPar San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles June 2018
Face of Hunger ExhibitPar Zia MacWilliams May 2018
Communi-TEAPar Eileen Hunter April 2018
Folklorico skirts for my Title 1 school students!Par Anica Moss March 2018
JMS Podcast Art EventPar Jorge Martin Sanchez January 2018
Arousing BiophiliaPar Shannon Amidon December 2017
Renter's Rights GuidePar Yan-Yin Choy November 2017
2017 Overfelt High School Hip Hop WorkshopPar Trevor Auldridge November 2017
San Jose Hoops!Par Millie Crosby September 2017
Pitch Please!Par Ellina Yin August 2017
Backpacks for a FuturePar Fatima Yousuf July 2017
Bay Area Creatives Klub MagazinePar Haley Cardamon June 2017
H.E.R.O.I.C.Par Avery Geter May 2017
Loving Day 2017: San JosePar Loving Day 2017: San Jose c/o Jeremy Wang April 2017
Spartan Keyes Spring Egg Hunt and Pet ParadePar Stephanie Suess March 2017
theCodeMatrixPar Aditi Chatradhi February 2017
Dancing through the DecadesPar We and Our Neighbors January 2017
San Jose RocksPar Erin Salazar December 2016
Cambrian Symphony’s June 2017 ConcertPar Courtney Onodera November 2016
GO! GO! Gong Show!Par Mike McGee October 2016
Glowing GardenPar Sirichon Boonprakob October 2016
DTSJ Sidewalk Chalk Art - Temporary WayfindingPar Jessica Zenk August 2016
Virtual Reality Painting StationPar Ruben A Barron July 2016
HelloBots LEGO RoboticsPar Labanya Mukhopadhyay May 2016
CommUNITY at WorkPar Milan R. Balinton May 2016
Arte nella PiazzaPar San Jose Art Salon March 2016
Spring Festival at O'Donnell Garden ParkPar Jennifer Goto March 2016
Speaking Out LoudPar Sonya Arriola January 2016
LightMeUpPar Mark Hirsch December 2015
Rainy Day Food Film SeriesPar Cayce Hill November 2015
The Commons presents "Black Friday"Par Drew Clark November 2015
Flowers for the peoplePar Julie Kodama September 2015
If you’ve got an idea and you need some support to take it to the next level, you’ve come to the right place.
Awesome Foundation San Jose awards $1,000 grants on a quarterly basis. Deadlines are December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30.
What makes an idea “awesome”?
We’re most excited about ideas that offer something the community can interact with, participate in, watch, or listen to.
We look for ideas that:
· Make an impact: Does it help the community? How will it make a difference?
· Are local: For us, that means in San Jose
· Have staying power: Will it stick around after the grant is gone?
· Are low-cost or free for the community.
· Is there potential to reach a lot of people? How will you spread the word?
Other stuff we consider
· How much of the project are we funding? If your budget is larger than $1,000, is there a specific element of your project that we could fund?
· Are you partnering with other organizations? Or if you’re part of an organization, please include that in your proposal.
· Do you have funding elsewhere?
· Is this your nonprofit for college admission? And if so, is this a stepping stone to something bigger?
Tips for your grant proposal
Read the guidelines on this page before submitting.
Also: Browse the gallery above to get an idea of what types of projects we fund.
In your proposal, we’d like to know:
· What is your idea?
· Who will benefit?
· What do you hope to accomplish?
· When is it happening? How many times will it happen?
· How will you use this money (be specific and offer a cost breakdown)
· Where will your project take place? Do you have a place in mind—or has someplace agreed to host you?
If you can, try to be concise in your descriptions.
· Do you have a picture we can use as a header for your grant?
· If you have a website or are active on social media, please include that. We like to cross-promote grantees whenever we can.
We Don’t Typically Fund
Due to the high volume of book project proposals we receive, we’re not funding book projects at this time.
Supplies for personal use
We probably won’t fund your request for a camera, but might be interested in funding your rental of a space to exhibit your photos. The difference? The exhibit offers a direct benefit to the community.
Projects outside of San Jose
We fund projects that directly benefit the San Jose community.
If your project will be located elsewhere in the Bay Area (or the world), check out our sister chapters (use the “Chapters” pulldown menu at the top right-hand side of this page).