$1,000 to do something Awesome.

20 Jan

The first grant cycle of the Toronto chapter of the Awesome Foundation is now open!

Further details below, but the basic idea is that 10 Torontonians have committed to showing up each month, stuffing $100 each into a paper bag, and giving that bag to the person we think has the best chance at achieving something awesome.

No reporting, no strings, no oversight. Just $1,000 to do whatever it is you think is worth doing.

Deadline for submission is February 15th. (So really whenever I wake up on Feb 16th.)

So let’s get going! Tell us what amazing thing you’d do with a grand.

For those of you who refuse to believe it’s that simple:

What we’re about. How it works. Who we are. A detailed FAQ.

Other projects around the world. The founding concept.

10 Responses to “$1,000 to do something Awesome.”

  1. Robert Jackson January 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    This is a great idea. Awesome!

  2. The Fake Sartorialist January 24, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    What a great idea. I think every city should have one of these!

  3. John Clapp (Laysih Gibor) January 18, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Does this include volunteer program coordinating, visual art and poetry in Hebrew, Dutch and Spanish?


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