Awesome Grants

July 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

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A long time ago, my dad said something to me like: what sets the successful people apart is that they DO their ideas, they don’t just have them.  That’s a terrible paraphrase, but I’ve thought often about his point: we all have ideas about things we want to do, things someone should do, something it would be really cool to have in the world, but we usually stop there; it takes a lot more effort and commitment to keep going.

The Awesome Foundation has the potential to make the leap from having the idea to doing it just a bit easier.  I read about them in the NY Times last week.  A group of ten Trustees each put in $100/month and then award a $1000 grant each month to help fund an awesome project.  And it can be anything.

I was even more excited, when I visited their website, to discover that there are currently 80 chapters in 18 countries!  It’s not just a NY thing!  And the projects that have been funded already are really cool – it’s inspiring just to go poking around their website.

I don’t know what I may apply for a grant to do or make or accomplish, but next time I have a great idea, it’s encouraging to know that the Awesome Foundation is out there to help make awesome ideas happen.

What would you request a grant for?

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