the awesome foundation
Max runs the Birmingham Chapter of the Awesome Foundation, a group that gives out monthly $1,000 grants to community projects.
The Trustees of The Awesome Foundation Birmingham invite you to the inaugural edition of "The Grand Idea", a new monthly event that features the top 5 applications for our monthly $1,000 grant.
Each finalist will have 3 minutes to present their idea, followed by 2 minutes of questions by a panel of Awesome Foundation Trustees. After all the finalists have presented, members of the audience, as well as the trustees, will vote on their favorite project. Whoever gets the most votes will be awarded $1,000 to fund their idea.
$5 gets you a ticket to the event, and one vote.
The Birmingham Chapter of the Awesome Foundation's grants support projects in sciences, arts, education, civic engagement, media, and entertainment -- just about anything as long as it contributes to making The Magic City more AWESOME!
What Types of Project Are NOT Supported? The types of projects are generally not supported — typically ones that are personal and limited in their community impact, and existing efforts that would not see significant incremental benefit from a small grant. For example, we aren't going to pay your bills or help you start a business.
And guess what 501c3 status is not a requirement! The grants can go to groups, individuals, small non-profit organizations, almost any entity. We generally don't give to large organizations.