Hello and welcome to the future home of Awesome Foundation, Rhode Island. The Ocean State chapter was established in August of 2023 with the goal of accepting grant applications starting in January 2024. The chapter's Dean, Ben Sisto, was a trustee with Awesome New York in 2015 and 2016, and is building Awesome Rhode Island with the intention of being a positive addition to the local funding scene, alongside RISCA, RI Humanities, Interlace, etc.
Get involved! Awesome Rhode Island is seeking trustees! If you love supporting awesome projects, ideas, and people, and can commit to contributing $100 / month for a minimum of (1) year, please reach out and say hello. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for both trustees who want a seat at the voting table, and for anonymous donors who can support seats for those with financial assistance needs. Note that we are not a nonprofit; your contributions are not tax deductible. Just awesome.
Prospective grantees can also write with a request to be on our future mailing list for updates.
Thanks to the previous local chapter, Awesome Providence, for laying the groundwork for us to build on. The chapter was organized by The MUSE Foundation of Rhode Island, who continue to support communities of color, BIPOC youth, and young adults state-wide.