Announcing the Awesome Foundation Sydney!

February 28, 2011

It’s with awesome pleasure that we can announce the founding board of micro-trustees for the Awesome Foundation Sydney!

As you all know, the Awesome Foundation has been spreading it’s seeds across the planet these last 12 months and it’s exciting to see chapters opening up in places like Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, LA and many more!

The Awesome Foundation Sydney has been brought together by founding members, Bruno Mattarollo and Steve Hopkins. Like all other chapters, it will provide a $1000 no-strings-attached grant once a month to a project which the board deems suitably awesome.

The founding board for AF Sydney is:

Bruno Mattarollo: Proud Dad of one amazing boy. Has a love of the web and sustainability. Interests include human rights and social innovation.

Steve Hopkins: @trampolineday founder and coffee drinker. Working with an ecosystems approach to make good stuff happen.

Jess Nichols: Cocktail-obsessed social media tragic who works on the web at @deloitteonline (part of @green_dot).

James Martin: Generalising technologist and asker of questions.

Greg Turner: Interaction designer and djangohead. Greg is an interaction designer and computer scientist who specialises in emerging forms of interaction, online and otherwise.

Alan Rogers: Thingmaker.

Suzie Graham: India, Vedic philosophy, Reiki II, Philanthropy, Indigenous 3rd world health. Science + communications 2.0. Medical research @centenaryinst.

Scott Drummond: Community manager passionate about helping people connect and share their experiences.

Lisa Herrod: Founder and Principal User Experience consultant at Scenario Seven.

Sebastian Eckersley-Maslin: Anthill 30 under 30 in 2010 and founder of, as well as many others.

The first Awesome Foundation Sydney grant will be awarded in late March, 2011. If you know someone who is doing something awesome, tell them they should apply!