Applications are now open for the first round of funding, granted February 10th 2019. Originally created in Boston in 2009, the Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing global community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe.

Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of the pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.

What do we mean by awesome? Every chapter interprets “awesome” for itself. As such, awesome projects include initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more. Many awesome projects are novel or experimental, and evoke surprise and delight. Awesome sometimes challenges and often inspires. Head to and browse some grants on the chapter pages of this site to see what we mean!

Anyone is eligible for a grant — individuals, groups, and organizations alike. If you can fill out the application form, you can apply.

The Fleurieu Peninsula now has it’s own chapter, how awesome is that! Awesome Foundation Fleurieu (AFF) has recently been launched, with our first round of monthly funding to be awarded on the 10th February 2019.

We are a diverse group of passionate Fleurieu Peninsula residents working together to fund awesome projects, groups and ideas for the Fleurieu. We strive to support those who have great ideas, are energetic and keen to make their idea a reality. We encourage diversity in the projects we fund and think any idea or initiative that will impact the Fleurieu (and beyond) in a positive way, is awesome!

Arts and environment projects are awesome. Social justice projects are awesome. Flame thrower projects are awesome! Projects we can’t even imagine yet are awesome.

Got an idea? We want to hear about it. If we like it, we’ll fund it!

And if you know someone with awesome ideas that needs support, send them our way.

Head over to our web page to apply

Follow us for more details @awesomefoundationfleurieu

AFF is proudly supported by ten Awesome Trustees, the Fleurieu Future Leaders Program, Ideas on the Fleurieu, McLaren Vale Meeting Place and Bendigo Bank.