The Awesome Foundation is a global network of micro-giving chapters that give $1,000 of their own money every month to awesome projects. We're the Sydney chapter!
And here's what the New York Times had to say about the NYC chapter: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/19/nyregion/awesome-foundation-new-york-chapter-invests-in-awesome-ideas.html
We fund out-there ideas that make Sydney more awesome. The ideas sometimes aren't so absurd: they can be super sensible, too. The catch? There isn’t one: there are no strings attached.
We’ve helped some great ideas get off the ground over the years:
*Heart and Soul Story, bringing teens and elderly people together in aged care facilities
*The Monstrosities, part of Art and About Sydney
*The Backyard Bus artist-in-residence program
*Aussie Native Bees
*Rainbow Families Penrith
We've funded all these, too: http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/sydney
JOIN US AS A TRUSTEE
Trustees join at least nine meetings per year, and pay $100 of their own money into the grant each month. We meet after work on the first Tuesday of every month in/around Sydney's CBD (usually in one of our offices), or via Zoom.
JOIN US AS AN AMBASSADOR
Ambassadors fill in at meetings on occasions a Trustee can't make it. They are able to vote, but don't contribute to the grants.
Our Trustees and Ambassadors are all Sydney-based, socially-minded, and keen to spread the word about Awesome Foundation and awesome ideas through their extensive networks and communities.
KEEN TO JOIN?
We'd love to hear from you. Please tell us about yourself below, and when we have a spot open we'll be in touch.
Awesome Foundation Sydneysydney@awesomefoundation.org