- Awesome Chicago’s November grant goes to Felix Jung for his QR Code Poetry project.
- Awesome Seattle’s first grantee has released her first story-for-a-sandwich, entitled “You Could be Happy”.
- Awesome Connecticut is now in business! Welcome aboard!
- Awesome Pittsburgh had their first event on December 5th and gave out two grants to Puppet Photobooth and Pop-up Co-op (very alliterative). Instead of giant checks, they handed out microchecks for the microgrants. AWESOME!
- Awesome Montreal’s first grant went to the Alley Kids project.
- More information about Awesome Melbourne’s October grant, the Positive Parks Project!
- Awesome Food’s November grant goes to SNAP Gardens, a program that promotes buying seeds with food stamps for food security.
- Every superhero needs a supervillain. Ours, the Awful Foundation, has just reared its ugly head! Whatever shall we do?
- Awesome Calgary’s cohosting a holiday party tonight. How do you guys have so many events??
Awesome in the News
- Awesome Ottawa’s November grant to Anne Patterson gets written up.
- Awesome Tampa Bay gets a detailed writeup of their first grant to the Birdhouse Buying Club.
- Awesome Foundation receives a positive review in Free Money Ate my Brain, a site that normally warns about the dangers of getting free money.
- Awesome Seattle’s Ellen Chisa writes about how she got over her skepticism to give $100/month.
In very exciting news, I found out today (well, actually I found out last week, but it was officially announced today) that I’ve received the November Awesome Ottawa grant from the Awesome Foundation for Hello Ottawa!
The Awesome Ottawa Foundation consists of a group of 10 trustees from a variety of sectors who donate some of their own money each month to fund a local project. It’s a really great model.
I applied for the grant to help out with transcription services for Hello Ottawa, since transcribing interviews takes up a large amount of my time and is the main reason the waiting list to participate is so long. Huge, huge thanks to Awesome Ottawa for making me their November Fellow.