Launched in January, the Awesome Foundation gives out a $1000 grant each month to an organization or project that supports sciences, arts, education, civic engagement, media, and entertainment — just about anything as long as it contributes to making The Magic City more AWESOME!
Bham Now wrote about the Awesome Foundation’s first grant back in January when they presented their inaugural award to the UAB Solar Decathlon. That special group of students, faculty and staff have gone on to compete in Denver, Colorado against universities from across the nation this month with their “SurvivAL” house.
Here is Bham Now’s complete coverage of the Alabama Team Surviv(AL) house starting with the grant from the Awesome Foundation back in January.
Spreading awesomeness throughout the Magic City
The local Birmingham chapter of the Awesome Foundation was established by Dionne Mahaffey and Max Rykov.
The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.
Since January, the Birmingham chapter has given out nine grants to worthy organizations. Here are links to their descriptions:
Team Alabama Solar Decathlon SURVIV(AL) House
1st One: Workforce Development and Job Readiness Program for teens
The Dannon Project – Youth Build
Girls Build Birmingham
STREAM Coding Boot Camp
Programs at Ruffner Mountain
Got an Awesome project?
If you want to be part of something very awesome or want to apply for an AWESOME grant visit awesomefoundation.org/
As they say at the top of the Birmingham chapter’s website:
Keep CALM and BE AWESOME