On the evening of December 5th, Awesome Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County chapter of the Awesome Foundation, met for its very first very Pitch Party and Grant Award and donated a $1,100 micro-grant to My Own Home Project. Jeff Brown, one of the co-founders of Awesome Palm Beach, explains the concept, “We give a no-strings-attached grant each month of at least $1,000 to people who do something awesome in Palm Beach County. These grants can go to individuals, groups, companies, charities, self-help groups or any type of entity to support projects in charity, sciences, arts, civic engagement, media, entertainment… just about anything as long as long as it contributes to making Palm Beach County more awesome! The grants are crowdfunded from the trustees of Awesome Palm Beach and from anyone with $100 that attends our monthly Pitch Parties.” According to Brown, “By offering these micro-grants the trustees of Awesome Palm Beach seek to support worthy local organizations and projects for which the money would make a huge impact to the community and the people of Palm Beach County.” Making good on its mission, Awesome Palm Beach recently heard live presentations from a number of non-profit and start up companies… read more →
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Awesome Palm Beach is having our very first Pitch Party and Grant Award on Thursday December 5th in West Palm Beach, FL. RSVP NOW AT: http://www.meetup.com/Awesome-Palm-Beach/events/143440282/ We make small, no strings attached, micro-genius grants for flashes of micro-brilliance and awesomeness in Palm Beach County. We invite ANYONE with $100 and the desire to support Awesomeness in Palm Beach to join us and help to select and crowdfund the winner for our first ever grant! Pitches by finalists will be followed by a short vote of attendees and then the award of the microgrant! This will be followed by Awesome Hours around 8:30 pm which is a great time to network with other great people who think Palm Beach is awesome and want to make it ever more awesome. Trustees will be around too so feel free to ask us questions and chat with us. All money collected will be donated to the winner selected that that night! —– Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding? We award a minimum $1,000 grant every month to awesome projects and people in Palm Beach County. It couldn’t be simpler! Your idea is yours alone. We don’t want a stake in it. We… read more →
This month the Awesome Foundation Los Angeles funded an proposal from within! The idea that came from our group of trustees and got put into action this month is a food sharing project called Share Shelf. We built 25 small square shelves that fasten (without doing harm) to parking-sign posts or bus-stop sign posts. The shelves have bumper stickers on them with instructions on how to share your leftovers that say: FULL? SHARE YOUR LEFTOVERS! HUNGRY? HELP YOURSELF. The shelves are located all around the city near restaurants that serve big portions that are in areas with heavy foot traffic and that have a high volume of homelessness. The shelves are not TOO near restaurants to prevent loitering near entrances.This is because we want the shelves to be a positive thing for the whole community, including dining establishments!
The location is set! The Awesome Kingston October Pitch Party is Thursday Oct 17 at the Merchant pub at 6A Princess St. Come grab your seats around 6:30pm, with the pitches kicking off around 7pm. We have 4 great pitches lined up: Light of Day Kingston by Gord Hunter The Dobby Project by Jennifer Anderson Marquis Players by James Hyett and Will Medeiros A Filabot for the Makerspace by Ryan d’Eon from Kingston Makerspace The pitches will be followed by a short trustee scrum and then the award of the $1000 microgrant! This will be followed by Awesome Hours around 8:30 pm which is a great time to network with other great people who think Kingston is awesome and want to make it ever more awesome. Trustees will be around too so feel free to ask us questions and chat with us. We are also looking for new Trustees, so if you are interested in becoming a full Trustee, or just want to do it one time as a guest Trustee, then please come talk with us! Hope to see you all at the Pitch Party Thursday October 17 at the Merchant!