The Awesome Foundation Launches in Austin
February 6, 2012 aka Awesome Day (Austin, Texas)
Would you like to do or create something that makes Austin more awesome? We want to help you.
Each month, we will give $1,000 to a project we pick because it forwards the interest of awesome in Austin and in the universe. We prefer projects that lead us somewhere new, that bridge communities, that bring to light new possibilities.
Your idea is your own. We want no ownership, and we will attach no strings. We just want to help you make it happen.
It’s really simple. Start by applying here. We will review applications received by February 28 to make our first selection by March 12.
We are excited to bring the Awesome Foundation to this great town. Begun in Boston in 2009, this network has gone global with 20+ chapters in places like San Francisco, London, New York City, Ottawa, Seattle, Berlin, Sydney, and Zurich. Funded projects have included a giant hammock in Boston, random swings of joy, and the wonderful Big Dipper project.
We will gather periodically to celebrate awesome projects like these. A fun night at The Alamo Drafthouse sounds about right. Keep a lookout.
Austin’s founding members are:
[image via boston.com, project via Awesome Foundation]