Montclair, NJ

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Hello all you awesome people! Thank you for finding Awesome Montclair!

PLEASE NOTE!

  1. We're a brand new chapter, and are currently not accepting applications until we finalize our chapter guidelines and trustee family.

  2. Once we are up and running, the only applications we will consider for review must serve and impact the community of Montclair, NJ.

  3. If your application serves another community in need, we encourage you to consider starting a new chapter!

In the meantime, please follow us on Instagram (@awesomemontclair) to stay in the know. Do you want to learn more about becoming a micro-trustee? Please drop us a note at montclair@awesomefoundation.org.

So much awesomeness in store. Stay tuned!

XO Awesome Montclair

What makes a project Awesome? Here're some loose guidelines to help you understand what we're looking for.

►►Impact: Does it help people? Does it increase happiness in Montclair? How will you be able to measure its success?

►► Joy and surprise: Does it make people smile?

►►Innovation: Is it a totally new idea?

►► Staying power: Will it stick around after the money is gone?

►►Environmental impact: Needless waste is not awesome.

►►Bigness: Is there potential to reach a lot of people?

►►Value: Will $1000 be able to make your project happen?

►►Local: How will this help the city of Montclair?

We don’t typically fund:

►► Personal use: We think you’re really awesome, but we can't give you $1000 for a car/vacation/rent payment/home repair/pony

►► Charities and foundations: We’re primarily interested in new ventures and not the continuation of an existing organization. But existing organizations with a specific, creative $1000 project can apply!

►► Promotion: We want to hear all about your awesome idea and how we can help fund its happening, not just its posters.

►► Vague causes: The more specific you are in your application about what you’ll use the money for and why, the more likely we are to fund it! Good luck!

Need some help writing your proposal? We've broken it down into 8 easy steps here!

Participate Interested in becoming a trustee? Drop us a form here!