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.
Got an awesome idea? Apply for a grant!
Read more about them in The New York Times, BBC, WGBH, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and The Boston Globe or visit their FAQ page.