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Grants of $1,000 to Florida individuals and organizations for creative and innovative projects that benefit those living and working in the Tampa Bay area. Previously funded projects have included efforts in a wide range of areas including technology, arts, social good, and beyond.
Funding is provided with no strings attached and the Foundation makes no claims to ownership over the projects it supports.
Below is a sample list of criteria for funded projects:
1. Newness – Is this idea totally new?
2. Niceness – Is this idea one that makes people happy or helps people?
3. Bigness/Inclusion – Potential to reach many people – Can anybody join?
4. Hilarity – Does it make people laugh?
5. Wow-ness – Does it make people say “Wow, that’s awesome”?
6. Utility – Does the $1,000 make the difference between the project happening or not?
7. Value – Is the Awesome Foundation getting real “Bang for its buck”?
8. Staying Power – Can the project endure? Will it start a movement, an annual event?
9. Environmental Impact – Needless waste is not awesome.
Estimated Size of Grant:
Online Contact Form: http://www.awesometampabay.org/#tampacontact