The Awesome Foundation is a global network of micro-giving chapters that give $1000 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*Oxford Street’s Under New Management*The Backyard Bus artist-in-residence program*Aussie Native Bees*On the Floor by Ollie Henderson*Primary schoolers programming with bee-bots
We've funded all these, too: http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/sydney
JOIN US AS A TRUSTEETrustees join at least 9 meetings per year, and pay $100 of their own money into the grant each month. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month in Sydney's CBD (usually in one of our offices near QVB). Our Trustees 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 (usually 2-3 per year) we'll be in touch.
Awesome Foundation Sydneysydney@awesomefoundation.org