I read so much b.s. about free money that I couldn't take it. Think about it. If money was easy to get, wouldn't more people have it? I couldn't take it any more. Find out the TRUTH about "free money."
Monday, December 5, 2011
Awesome Foundation for Small Causes
What’s the Awesome Foundation?It’s not like George Constanza’s Human Fund,
a scam or nonsense.It’s really a giving circle, in which a group of people pools their contributions and decide amongst themselves what worthy cause will get the money. They take applications and decides to fund things
that are, in their terms, “awesome.”In
fact, their slogan is “funding awesomeness $1000 at a time.”
Unlike an IRS-sanctioned grant-giving foundation,
they are not hemmed in by needing to give to 501c3 organizations or to do a prescribed sort of “due
diligence” investigation, or to distribute the funds through a pass-through organization that has 501c3 status. Recipients can be a group or an individual. The various chapters of the Awesome Foundation look at a short, straightforward application, decide if it is awesome, and if they wish to fund
it.And by awesome, they don’t mean nice
clothes or a MP3 player for the applicant.They don’t spell out what constitutes "awesome,” but believe as Supreme Court Justice Stewart
Potter believed about pornography, that they know it when they see it.They don’t fund for personal use, the upkeep
of established organizations, or vague ideas.So what have they funded?
In fact the Awesome Foundation has grown into a set
of giving circles in over two dozen cities around the world.Since it’s just individuals putting their
money in a pot and making decisions, they can give money to causes that just
need a short push to become reality, whether a group or individual has the correct IRS paperwork or
not. If you have an awesome project and a small amount of money might help, this could be a place to inquire.
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