Here is the deal… I am looking for 9 awesome individuals (or couples/families) to join me to start a small local foundation that gives away $1000 grants every month!
Here is how it works…
We create a chapter of The Awesome Foundation by gathering ten people (couples/families) each commit to giving $100 per month. That committment makes you a “Trustee” in the foundation. Then, each month, we meet (I am thinking over a good dinner) and decide where to give a $1000 grant. We can solicit applications or look at general applications made through The Awesome Foundation website.
In one year, together, we will be investing $12,000 in our community. I think that is pretty awesome!
You can find out more about how this all works here.
Let me know in the comments or by direct email (benjamin dot dubow at gmail dot com) if you are interested or want more info.
Depending on who the Trustees are, we can decide to focus geographically (Central/Eastern CT for example) or, if we have a broader geographical participation, we can do it by purpose/cause. As trustees, we have total discretion. The only thing is we all need to contribute financially and make grants monthly.
Excited about the possibilities…