The Awesome Foundation is a collection of people around the world who look to support awesome projects each month. There are chapters in Boston, Berlin, San Francisco and, more recently, Melbourne. Today, we’re announcing that Bruno Mattarollo and I are forming the Awesome Foundation Sydney, and will be looking for 10 micro-trustees for the founding board.
What is the Awesome Foundation?
The Awesome Foundation gives $1000, no-strings-attached, grants to people and projects that are awesome; whether that be in music, arts, science, publishing…anything, so long as it’s awesome!
Every month we will get together over dinner and put $100 cash each into a brown paper bag. This grant is then awarded to an awesome project of the boards choice. You can read more here, in the FAQ.
Globally, The Awesome Foundation has awarded grants of over $30,000 to awesome projects, like:
- Invisible Instruments
- Do it yourself telephone company
- Awesome Scarf Day
- Delivering posted art to passer-bys on the street with bicycles
- “Wilde Schilttenfahrt,” a wild downhill sledge ride in Berlin
How can I be involved in Awesome Sydney?
Email Bruno (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve (email@example.com) and let us know if you’re interested in becoming a micro-trustee. We will be selecting the founding board of 10 people sometime in late February.