February 6 is now officially Awesome Day in Austin, Texas.
The Mayor of the City of Austin, Mayor Lee Leffingwell, just proclaimed February 6 as “Awesome Day” in honor of the launch of the Austin chapter (@atxawesome) of the Awesome Foundation.
As one of its founding members, I am super excited about joining my co-founders and helping start the new Austin chapter with its mission of Forwarding the interest of Awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a time.
What is the Awesome Foundation?
The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe.
Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest.
The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance.
So if you have an idea that is related to the Arts and/or Sciences and need some help to kick start it, feel free to apply for a grant!
The official Proclamation by the Major of Austin