Category: Community

GRANT #454: Community Roots Arts Festival (CRAFt) 06/14/2021
Bolder in Boulder: Showing Up, Showing Out, Showing Excellence
GRANT #453: Bienvenue Chez Nous 06/07/2021
Cirque Du Our Nabe? Mais Oui! That ISA Circus In The Backyard
GRANT #452: All-Options Talkline 06/01/2021
When Talking About The Big Choices, We Prefer All Options, No Judgment

GRANT #450: Sounding the Invisible: An Elegant Symbiosis 05/17/2021
Can Art Save The Planet? No? How About Art Plus Science?
GRANT #449: Joyous Exploratorium 05/10/2021
The Joyful Exploratorium Is Getting Ready To Roll
GRANT #448: Arts Revitalization of Toledo 05/03/2021
Come To Toledo! (But Don't End Up In Ohio Unless You Meant To)
GRANT #447: Americañ/na 04/26/2021
We Love Neon, Neologisms, and Art That Starts A Conversation
GRANT #445: Inclusive Safety Mural Series 04/12/2021
Murals Made to Promote Safety - and Selfies - To Mark The Month
GRANT #444: Harp to Heart 04/05/2021
No Strings Attached (Except To Her Instrument): Virtuoso Musician Offers Free Concerts Across North America
GRANT #443: Power Up Texas 03/29/2021
If You Were Cold, Hungry, & Trapped By A Storm, This Might Have Been Your Lifeline
GRANT #442: Canadian Girls Baseball 03/22/2021
Girls Who Wanted To Play Baseball Didn’t Have A League Of Their Own. So She Started One.
GRANT #441: WomanFest Ghana 03/15/2021
This Creative Curator Casts A Wide Net In Ghana To Collect and Share Stories New and Old
GRANT #440: Women’s Weekend Film Challenge 03/08/2021
When Covid Yelled CUT! These Filmmakers Wrote A New Script.
GRANT #439: Tidal 02/22/2021
If Any Of This Sounds Familiar, You Have Our Sympathy.
GRANT #438: LGBTQI+ Storytelling Project 02/15/2021
Love Is Love Except When Your Country Doesn’t Love That Love
GRANT #437: parthenogenesis: 02/08/2021
Everybody Wants Love and Romance, Right? Nope. Everybody Doesn’t.
GRANT #436: Romani Herstory 02/01/2021
If You’ve Heard Of Gypsies But Haven’t Heard Of The Romani, Guess What?
GRANT #435: Dream Way 01/25/2021
Dreaming Of Getting Away From Those People You’ve Been Stuck With? We Feel You.
GRANT #434: Post-Part 01/18/2021
This Mixed Media Project Immerses You In PPMD. Say What?
GRANT #433: Congo & New Orleans Connection 01/11/2021
NOLA + DRC + ARTISTS = Musical Architecture
GRANT #432: NASRIN 01/06/2021
She Fought To Free Political Prisoners, And Then She Became One.
GRANT #431: Be-coming Tree Live Art Event 12/28/2020
We’re Really Going Out On A Limb With Artists Around The World (And Their Trees)
GRANT #430: Fiesta 4 Hope 12/21/2020
They Looked Beyond Their Borders To Perform Awesomeness (We Stan)
GRANT #429: Makers Sin Fronteras 12/14/2020
Bringing The WOW Of Science To Kids Learning At Home (En Español También)
GRANT #428: Grandpa and Lewy 12/07/2020
What Can We Tell The Kids? Here’s A Story That Might Help
GRANT #427: Know Thy Neighbor 11/30/2020
Big Love For The People Who Run Small Businesses, Giants On Their Block
GRANT #426: Buena Fortuna Gardens 11/23/2020
They Seed, We Saw, It’s Growing On Us
GRANT #425: NYC/MTA : YYC/LRT 11/16/2020
All Aboard For Awesomeness! Or Just Stand There & Become Part Of The Art
GRANT #424: Micheaux Film Festival 11/09/2020
A Film Festival In Living Color, Inclusive, Intersectional, and In Time Of Pandemic, Online
GRANT #423: Unheard Voices 11/02/2020
These Moms Felt Like They'd Been Sentenced To Solitary, Until Now
GRANT #422: NYC Next 10/26/2020
New York City Insists On Being New York City Despite Pandemic Because NEW YORKERS
GRANT #421: Live Safari in Tiger Country 10/19/2020
The Perfect Safari For Our Time: Safe, Convenient, and Free
GRANT #419: AlumNest Relief Fund 10/05/2020
When The Show Must NOT Go On, How Do Show People Pay Their Bills?
GRANT #418: Hila-bana Street Art 09/28/2020
These Murals Are The Only Way Some Filipinos Will Ever Meet Their Fellow Citizens
GRANT #417: Intersections 09/21/2020
Perambulate The Pathways To Pandemic Peace (Safely, Of Course)
GRANT #416: Canals of Rurec 09/14/2020
This Rock Star Finds Hidden Heritage High In Peru
GRANT #414: Building Bridges with Bat Boxes 08/31/2020
OK, Maybe Bats Aren’t The Most Popular Animal This Year
GRANT #413: CalligraFilipino 08/24/2020
So Much More Than Just Another Pretty (Type)Face
GRANT #412: Breadfruit House Dominica 08/17/2020
Making Art Helps People Process Trauma, Especially True For Kids
GRANT #409: Art Yard Shenanigans 07/27/2020
Is The Future Carved In Stone? It Is, In This Front Yard
GRANT #408: YOU ARE NOT ALONE 07/20/2020
Some Kids Really Need To Hear “YOU ARE NOT ALONE” (Evidence Is Good Too)
GRANT #407: Garden of the Groves 07/13/2020
Grand Bahama’s Awesomely Gorgeous Garden Misses Its Visitors (and their cash)
GRANT #406: Dee’s Tots Daycare 07/06/2020
Did You Ever Wonder How Night Shift Workers Find Child Care?
GRANT #405: Bridging The Digital Divide in Harlem 06/29/2020
If You Can Read This, You Can Do Something To Stop Inequality & Racism, Yes, YOU.
GRANT #404: Makers Make Masks 06/22/2020
How To Use A Crisis To Help With Another Crisis Or Two
GRANT #402: Huichol Center for Cultural Survival 06/08/2020
Do You Have A Quarantine Garden? These People Started Theirs Hundreds Of Years Ago
GRANT #401: The Human Connections Living Room Project 06/01/2020
How About Hanging Out In Someone Else’s Living Room For A Change? Yes, Please!
GRANT #399: Latvian Drag King Collective 05/18/2020
We Officially Crown The Kings Of Awesomeness (They’re AFABulous)

GRANT #395: ALMA’S Interactive Album 04/20/2020
You + Headphones + App + New York City = Awesome Musical Experience
GRANT #394: Feed Hungry, At-Risk New Yorkers During COVID-19 04/13/2020
Of All The Things People Need Right Now, This One’s Pretty Important.
GRANT #393: COVID Tech Connect 04/06/2020
WARNING: This CV19 Story Has An Unhappy Ending. (At Least There’s An Ending.)
GRANT #391: Casa Hogar El Puente 03/23/2020
When Life As You Knew It Is Over, How Will You Protect Your Family?
GRANT #390: Titedanzante 03/16/2020
In Bolivia, Puppets Are New Old-Fashioned Entertainment And These Shows Aren’t Just For Children
GRANT #385: Chairs for All Ages 02/10/2020
Maybe The Cure For Everything Is A Colorful Pair Of Handmade Adirondack Chairs
GRANT #381: JCC Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival 01/13/2020
Can’t Sundance? Have We Got A Film Festival For You!
GRANT #380: Wonderground 01/06/2020
When You Feel Like A Misfit, Create Inclusive Spaces Where Misfits Are A Perfect Fit
GRANT #379: Sueños Sin Fronteras de Tejas 12/30/2019
Would You Buy A Meal For An Immigrant On The Texas Border? We Are & We Hope You Will Too
GRANT #378: Caregiver Collective 12/23/2019
You’re 25 Years Old And You Live With Mom – Because You’re Her Caregiver. (And It’s Weird.)
GRANT #377: Games and Online Harassment Support Hotline 12/17/2019
Because The Gaming Industry Just Had Its #MeToo Reckoning: Who You Gonna Call?
GRANT #374: Yoga for Resilience Against Injustice 11/25/2019
Raise Your Hand if You Are Partly Responsible for the Worldwide Cultural Epidemic of White Supremacy
GRANT #370: Defy Ventures: Post-Release Services in CT 10/28/2019
Green Is The New Orange Is The New Black
GRANT #369: The Inclusive Middle School Classroom 10/22/2019
Every Child Deserves To Feel That They Belong, So Let’s Create Welcoming Classrooms.
GRANT #368: Revolutionary Women Leaders of Puna Mini Retreat 10/14/2019
In Traumatic Times, The Caregivers Need To Be Cared For Too
GRANT #363: Village Launch Party 09/09/2019
If This Works Everybody’s Gonna Want To Move To Vermont When They’re Old
GRANT #360: Whoop Dee Doo at Windmuller Park 08/19/2019
WHOOP DEE DOO! It's A Party In The Park And You're Invited!
GRANT #359: The Lafayette School Restoration 08/09/2019
Their School Was Closed In 1969 And They Never Stopped Trying To Get It Back
GRANT #357: Breaktime Cafe 07/29/2019
Homeless Young Adults Need A Break In Life. Two College Students Declare “It’s Breaktime.”
GRANT #356: The Secret City Art Revival 07/22/2019
If We Tell You About The Secret City Is It Still Secret?
GRANT #355: Radio Nopal 07/15/2019
Narrowcasting To The Neighborhood: Radio Nopal Gives Everyone The Mic
GRANT #352: Hello Gold Mountain 06/24/2019
A Refugee Story For Our Time (From The Last Century) Using Guzheng and Oud (???)
GRANT #351: New Farms for New Americans 06/11/2019
It’s Not As Easy As You Think Helping Refugees Start Farming In Vermont. Guess Why?
GRANT #346: 7000 Languages 05/13/2019
A Support System For Dying Languages
GRANT #345: Awesome Summit 2019 05/06/2019
What’s More Awesome Than Awesome Without Borders? Dozens of Other Awesome Foundation Chapters Attending The Annual Awe-Summit!
GRANT #344: 1st Annual Hudson Mad Hatters’ Parade 04/29/2019
Aspiring Artists, Agile Absurdists, Ambulatory Agitators, Welcome To The Mad Hatters’ Parade!
GRANT #340: OCCycling 04/01/2019
Did Your Bicycle Give You The First Taste Of Freedom And The Power To Go Places?
GRANT #339: Refresh 03/25/2019
Seeing Beauty (and Profit!) Where Others See Ugly? That’s Our Jam.
GRANT #335: Fat Girls Hiking 02/25/2019
You Never Go Hiking Because You’re (Fill In Your Excuse)? These Hikers Don’t Mind & Will Even Let You Lead.
GRANT #333: Hip Hop Feminism Workshop and Dance Party 02/11/2019
If You Are Not Down With Crunk Feminism, This Awesomeness Is Probably Not Your Jam
GRANT #332: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation 02/04/2019
If You Can’t Communicate, It’s Hard To Participate. Meet A Pioneer In The Field That Helps Millions To Connect.
GRANT #331: Windom’s Dancing Classrooms 01/28/2019
If Kids Learn Social Dancing, They Also Learn To Be Kinder, More Respectful People. Awesome!
GRANT #330: Standing Rock Will Vote 01/22/2019
You Know Voter Suppression Is Bad When The Descendants Of The People Who Were Here First Aren’t Allowed To Vote.
GRANT #329: RSVP Volunteers 01/14/2019
Food, Transportation, Tax Prep Help – If Elderly People Need It, RSVP Volunteers Make It Happen In Kansas
GRANT #328: Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail 01/07/2019
One Tennessee Lawmaker’s Vote Gave Suffragists Their Victory: Votes For Women In Every State
GRANT #323: The Sewing Labs 12/03/2018
She Couldn’t Find Skilled Needleworkers, So She Started THE SEWING LABS To Train Them. Seams Awesome!
GRANT #197: “A Single Vote” Suffrage Ballet 06/13/2016
One vote CAN change the course of history.
GRANT #194: All My Relations: A Native America Portrait 05/23/2016
Stunning portraits showcasing the strength and resilience of Native Americans.
GRANT #193: play:ground 05/16/2016
An adventure playground in New York City.
GRANT #192: Citizen Bridge 05/09/2016
New York City's first citizen-built bridge.
GRANT #188: Hope House 04/11/2016
Ending the tragic cycle of young girls being forced into prostitution.
GRANT #186: Parkwood Technology Centre 03/28/2016
A community education project at Parkwood Primary School in Cape Town, South Africa.
GRANT #185: Bahia Project 03/21/2016
Meet Olek, the “Queen of Crochet."
GRANT #178: Free Canes for Veterans 02/01/2016
A gift of love from one Veteran to another.
GRANT #177: Fallen Fruit 01/25/2016
Share Your Fruit. Change the World
GRANT #176: Portland Wheelers 01/18/2016
Outdoor biking fun for people living with disabilities.
GRANT #175: Awesome Summit 2016 01/11/2016
Celebrating "Awesome!"
GRANT #172: Women Lead Nepal 12/21/2015
Women LEAD's office in Nepal suffered severe damage during the April 25th earthquake. It's time to rebuild.
GRANT #168: Human Trafficking Conference 2016 11/23/2015
A high school student-run and created conference dedicated to shedding light on the truths about human trafficking in the U.S.
GRANT #166: Daily Table 11/09/2015
A health care initiative, disguised as a grocery store
GRANT #163: 50X50: RECOVERING THE CLASSICS (Durham) 10/19/2015
Every book deserves a great cover!
GRANT #160: Making Mayhem! 09/28/2015
Providing students with intellectual disabilities and/or Autism with social skills training through poetry and improv.
GRANT #156: KIDPACKS 08/31/2015
This back-to-school initiative provides students with the supplies they need to excel in the classroom.
GRANT #155: Uganda’s Drama Festival 08/24/2015
This Drama Festival in Uganda elevates women’s voices through music, drama, and dance.
GRANT #144: Celebrating DC Women in Tech 2015 06/08/2015
An article about women in tech went viral, and prompted a convening and solidarity in the DC community.
GRANT #141: Hands of Honour 05/18/2015
Hands of Honour employs those without access to work in an upcycling program, beautifying urban spaces.
GRANT #136: Hollaback! Bahamas 04/09/2015
No more room for sexual harassment in The Bahamas!
GRANT #135: Sex Education for Social Justice 03/30/2015
Sex education helps teach social justice!
GRANT #134: Subsistence Research Center of Southern Illinois 03/23/2015
The revolution might begin with at an infoshop
GRANT #133: LA Storytellers Outdoor Film Series 03/16/2015
LA Renaissance to host a monthly outdoor film series featuring diverse and female filmmakers.
GRANT #132: Hope on a String: Marching Band Project 03/09/2015
Hope on a String encourages the Haitian community to make and perform their own healing music for those who need it most.
GRANT #130: Disparate Minds: Progressive Art Studios 02/23/2015
Progressive studios across the country make room for adult artists living with developmental disabilities!
GRANT #125: Atlanta FREE Store 01/19/2015
An ongoing food and clothing drive that helps people of all income levels meet basic needs.
GRANT #124: Art Barter Mexico 01/12/2015
A cross-continental platform of free exchange between artists and the public.
A creative literacy initiative that's taking Honduras by storm.
GRANT #120: Empowering Epilepsy 12/15/2014
Non-profit devoted to removing the stigmas and limitations associated with epilepsy.
GRANT #119: Women’s Health: HPV & Pap Screening 12/08/2014
Providing free HPV and pap tests for poverty-afflicted patients.
GRANT #117: Viva Verdi! 11/23/2014
This upcoming documentary showcases the beauty of humanity through music and generosity.
GRANT #116: MisAdventures Magazine 11/17/2014
An online publication featuring the world's most adventurous women.
GRANT #114: MusicWorks 11/03/2014
Music therapy services for South Africa's children in marginalized communities.
GRANT #108: Re-resonate 09/22/2014
A mobile music studio that develops innovative ways to use technology responsibly.
GRANT #107: PET Thatch Project 09/15/2014
Plastic roof construction in Ecuador introduces a smarter way to recycle.
GRANT #106: Knoxville Creative Reuse 09/08/2014
Inspiring environmentally sustainable behavior by recycling old materials.
GRANT #103: Music & Environmental Sustainability in Tanzania 08/18/2014
Protecting music means protecting trees!
GRANT #102: Free Shakespeare in the Parks 08/11/2014
Shakespeare's timeless tales are reaching new audiences through outdoor theatre.
GRANT #99: Awareness and Prevention Through Art 07/20/2014
Painting the towns in North Jordan with Syrian and Jordanian youth.
GRANT #98: HIV Prevention Software for India 07/14/2014
The first research-based, data-driven approach to transnational HIV prevention.
GRANT #94: A mobile tool lending library 06/16/2014
Detroit's free tool library on wheels.
GRANT #93: Dancing Hearts Foundation 4 Kids 06/09/2014
Educating, motivating and empowering youth through dance!
GRANT #88: Hot Bread Kitchen 05/05/2014
Non-profit baking multi-ethnic breads and increasing access to the culinary industry for women & minority entrepreneurs.
GRANT #87: Tea + Purpose 04/28/2014
A gathering for women that inspires action-oriented conversations over tea to create a community of people who live purposefully.
GRANT #84: Jafflechutes 04/07/2014
A jafflechute is a jaffle (delicious) attached to a parachute (soft landing). Melbourne's 1st float-down eatery comes to NYC.
GRANT #79: Mondays at Racine 03/03/2014
Every third Monday of the month, two sisters open the doors of their hair salon to women diagnosed with cancer.
GRANT #75:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Naked Narratives 02/25/2014
A weekly writing salon for women to share and celebrate their bodies.
GRANT #74:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Exposing local communities to the world of dance & disability—a truly powerful expression.
GRANT #71:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
BOTS POTS 02/21/2014
BOTS Pots program uses innovation & fresh vegetation to get to the root of Connecticut's homeless problem.
GRANT #70:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Philippine initiative finds a way to turn surfing into higher grades and lower attrition.
GRANT #67:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Mexico's indigenous midwives fight to preserve their culture.
GRANT #66:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Lennon & Carla are using the power of dinner parties to overcome loss, with love.
GRANT #65:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
SPARK GIRLS 02/15/2014
Combating illiteracy of young girls in marginalized & underprivileged communities in Zimbabwe.
GRANT #61:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
DIY Sustainable Art Symposium 02/11/2014
This summer, Margaret and 3 others are launching their DIY Sustainable Art Symposium for artists everywhere.
GRANT #60:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
IRCA Capacity Startup Building 02/10/2014
A community of refugees in Boise, Idaho welcomes the displaced with a transformational mentorship program.

GRANT #59:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Pop-Up Repair 02/09/2014
A group of theater artists target New York City boroughs with a zany pop-up shop that challenges you to rethink recycling.
GRANT #58:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Open Arms 02/08/2014
Central Texas Birth Center is creating a positive birth experience for low-income moms in Texas.
GRANT #57:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Edgehill Bike Club 02/07/2014
This club gives kids something positive to do to stay out of trouble & see the world from a new perspective - on a bike.
GRANT #56:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Modern Loss 02/06/2014
A place to share the unbelievably hilarious, and unexpectedly beautiful terrain of navigating your life after a death.
GRANT #55:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Blended Rhythms 02/05/2014
Kate Spanos & Dominique Mbaye are rousing up the tiny island of Montserrat with spicy Irish reels alongside African rhythms.
GRANT #54:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
Angel Heart Pajama Project 02/04/2014
Dedicated to bringing comfort to foster children with gifts books and pajamas, and reminding us of the goodness in the world.
GRANT #51:
#LoveAwesome Giving Campaign
SPINALpedia 02/01/2014
A free user-generated how-to video network to help adapt to life with paralysis.
GRANT #49: Take A Seat, Make A Friend 01/20/2014
This is what happens when two strangers sit in a ball pit and talk about life's big questions.
GRANT #45: Donkeys for Development 12/23/2013
A changemaker working with donkeys to transform lives in this rural town of South Africa.
GRANT #31: You & Me 09/16/2013
Discovering the cultural similarities and differences in mourning, while providing a one of a kind experience.
GRANT #15: Creating the Future 05/27/2013
A living laboratory for accomplishing social change.
GRANT #11: The Boat for Singing Together 04/29/2013
A floating canopy where people can take a break from the frenzied pulse of the city and join in song? Yes, please!
GRANT #10: The Busker Hall of Fame – Stories from the Pitch 04/22/2013
A project that sheds light on the largely undocumented culture of street performers, or “buskers,” worldwide.