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Grants to Florida Individuals and Organizations for Social Benefit Projects in the Tampa Bay Area


Geographic Focus

USA: Florida

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Awesome Tampa Bay Grants

Awesome Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay area chapter of the Awesome Foundation

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #158895

Grant Description

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.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Awesome Tampa Bay is open to all people and organizations who want to do awesome things in the Tampa Bay area. There are no prerequisites to apply.


While Awesome Tampa Bay keeps an open mind about projects, it has found that there are generally a few types of submissions that it is less willing to fund. However, these are just guidelines. If you think Awesome Tampa Bay would be interested in your project even if it fits with one of the below types, there is no penalty for submitting anyway.

1) Purchases for personal use, unless it’s the crucial component of a bigger project that also benefits others.

2) Maintenance fees for established charities and foundations.

3) Vague causes and applications. The more specific you are in your application about what you’ll use the money for and why, the more likely it is to get funded.

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