Graduate Funding Information Service

December 6, 2019

Awesome Foundation Grant Program

Application Deadline: Rolling

The Awesome Foundation is an international philanthropic organization devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Every month they award a no-strings-attached grant of $750 to a project that they deem Awesome. They’re interested in a wide variety of projects, ranging from friendly postcards sent to random strangers to light festivals to pop-up museums (and all sorts of other things; check out all of the projects they’ve funded).

Project Criteria

The Awesome Grant Foundation considers projects that meeting the following criteria:

  • Possible: We’re all for crazy ideas, but we also want to know that you can achieve what you’re setting out to do. If a project fails, we want it to be due to the inherent risks of the idea, not the implementation.
  • Not Incremental: Keeping a good thing going is great, but it’s not what we’re here for. We want our grants to help new ideas take off!
  • Local: We’re invested in our local community and we want to do things that help Seattle grow. If your project isn’t based in Washington state, consider applying to one of the more than 70 Awesome Foundation chapters around the world.
  • Visible and with a Community Benefit: Continuing with our focus on community, we also lean towards projects that bring people together. We like to see people coming together through a project instead of enjoying it in isolation.
  • Run by People: There are a lot of funding channels for established organizations, and we’re all for that. However, we prefer to use this money to support individuals and small groups.
  • Awesome: Like we said before, these aren’t rules, they’re guidelines. We are more than happy to throw away everything we mentioned earlier for any project that makes us stop in our tracks and say “Whoah! That’s awesome!”

For more information about this awesome opportunity, including how to apply, click here.