What we're about

Every month we give out a $1,000 grant, no strings attached, to fund a project that we feel is doing something awesome in and around New York City. That's it! Our definition of awesome changes from month to month, but usually involves projects that are creative takes on existing problems, those that might not normally get funding through normal funding channels, that will have an impact on their communities, or just make NYC a more interesting, awesome place to live.

While we don't normally fund general operating expenses, we know that there might be projects that you might want to try out that might not fit into your normal operating budget, or that could use a little boost in the very beginning before getting to be self-sustaining, and that's where we could come in.

You can find out more about the projects we've funded, and apply for your own grant at http://awesomenyc.org

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Super Awesome: Pretty Ugly

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse

Super Awesome: Pretty Ugly is the latest event in The Awesome Foundation New York's Awesome Talks series. In partnership with the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, we'll be hearing stories and advice from people who see things differently, treasure the trashy, and end up doing something awesome. You'll also learn a bit about how the New York chapter runs, and how you can apply for their monthly $1,000 no-strings-attached grant. If not raining, talks will be preceded by self-guided free canoe trips on the Gowanus Canal and followed by drinks at a local watering hole. -- The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given up front in cash, check, or gold doubloons.

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May Awesome Hours

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