Update: if you’re here to apply for the $1000 Awesome Challenge at the upcoming Westport Mini-Maker Faire, please click here for the application form.
All others are invited to apply for our monthly $1000 Awesome micro-grant. We are quite flexible about what we will consider, but do have a few suggestions…
- Your project should be useful to a community. You can think about community in different ways (geographic, demographic, etc) but the project should be something that people can use or experience in a real way.
- Your project should aim to make an impact by helping other people or by creating a better environment for them. The impact of a project can be cultural, social, environmental, etc. It should also be meaningful.
- Your project should be visible and affect more than just a few people (i.e. more than just your friends and family).
- We’re big fans of the rest of the world, but we’re even bigger fans of Connecticut.
And while we keep an open mind about projects, there are certain types of applications we’re less willing to fund:
- We think you’re really awesome, but we don’t fund projects for personal use.
- If you are an established charity, we may support the goals of your organization, but we are primarily interested in funding specific projects or new ventures.
Good luck! When you click the link below, you’ll find the application form on the main Awesome Foundation site. Be sure to select the Connecticut chapter. And please be clear and specific about what you’ll use the money for and why. We like that