Last night I went along to the Awesome Foundation’s Sydney chapter‘s celebration of dispensing two million dollars in grants.
The Awesome foundation trustees and ambassadors meet once a month, throw a hundred dollars into the pot and grant a thousand dollars every month to the most awesome pitch they hear. Past Sydney winners have included super pollinators for native bees, Friday lunches for at-risk youth and setting up a rooftop garden for refugees.
What’s particularly impressive about the Foundation is that how the grants come with no strings. It’s a really good way to create grass roots projects.
Hopefully we’ll be seeing more programs like the Awesome Foundation, and more people like the trustees who make it possible.