Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Spreading "Awesomeness in the Universe"

Awesome Foundation (AF) began in Boston in 2009 by a small group of friends, compelled to do something about worthwhile ideas and committed to finding ways to fund them. In their own words, they wanted to spread “awesomeness in the universe.” Thus, began not only an organization which quickly expanded to include many chapters, but also a movement, anchored on the concept of giving circles that raise relatively small grants, typically about $1,000, to fund ideas worth spreading around. Ideas are simple enough such as helping to finance an up-and-coming musician’s road tour or lending a hand to a small museum for art education, but the awesomeness factor kicks in as the impact is seen through the eyes of the grant recipient’s life, in the impact the small grant has made in his or her career, or in the case of a community, in making incremental improvements in the overall well-being of the community.

From Philanthrogeek

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