The AWESOME Foundation is … a really, really lovely thing, powered by a simple idea, a website, and a bunch of wonderful people.
The idea: If ten people in a given place all agree to put up a hundred bucks a month, suddenly they’re a foundation! They can make thousand-dollar grants. As of this writing, people do this in 96 places around the world.
Including Chicago, where the local chapter’s trustees gave this project a thousand dollars last night. THANK YOU SO MUCH! We will be putting that money to good use.