Awesome Toronto Launches: What DIY Social Innovation Looks Like

$1000 cash to do something AWESOME! That is the idea behind the Awesome Foundation TO. This week #awesomeTO launched and is already the talk of the town.

What is the Awesome Foundation? Here is how Wired describes it…

The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe.

Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is given upfront in cash, check, or gold doubloons by groups of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees,” who form autonomous chapters around geographic areas or topics of interest.

The Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports. It is, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance.

So now a bunch of us have finally gotten it together to start Awesome TO and we can’t wait to hear how you are doing awesome things.

Please spread the word and let the world know that Awesome TO is taking applications… and hey all you social innovators I am one of the founding trustees and I am kind of keen on social/environmental stuff — so let’s hear all about the awesome things that you are doing!

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