How to Apply...

We encourage you to apply (make sure to select the Oahu chapter so we get your Awesome Idea!) for a $1000 Awesome micro-grant.  We are quite flexible about what we will consider, but do have a few suggestions...

  1. Your project should be useful to a community. You can think about community in different ways (geographic, demographic, etc) but the project should be something that people can use or experience in a real way.
  2. Your project should aim to make an impact by helping other people or by creating a better environment for them. The impact of a project can be cultural, social, environmental, etc. It should also be meaningful.
  3. Your project should be visible and affect more than just a few people (i.e. more than just your friends and family).
  4. We’re big fans of the rest of the world, but we’re even bigger fans of Oahu. Your grant should be used for a project on the island of Oahu.

While we keep an open mind about projects, there are certain types of applications we’re less willing to fund:

  1. Personal use: We think you’re really awesome, but we’re probably not going to just give you $1000 for a car/vacation/rent payment/pony... unless it’s the crucial component of a bigger project that also benefits others!
  2. Charities and foundations: We’re primarily interested in funding projects or new ventures and not the continuation of an existing organization. If your organization still wants to apply, think of a specific, creative $1000 project that our money could go directly towards!
  3. Vague causes: That is to say, the more specific you are in your application about what you’ll use the money for and why, the more likely we are to fund it!

Good luck! When you click the link below, you’ll find the application form on the main Awesome Foundation site.  Be sure to select the OAHU chapter.  Please be clear and specific about what you’ll use the money for and why. You can even include a link to a short video pitch to woo us. We like to be wooed.

If you are submitting photos with your application, please only submit those photos that can be published on our website. 

And remember if you don’t win the first time, try again! 

Go to the application

(make sure to select the Oahu chapter 

so we get your Awesome Idea!)