How to Apply

APPLY NOW! – Deadline is the 1st of each month

How:  You can submit a short online application to Awesome Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh region chapter of the Awesome Foundation, through the international Submission Page. Be sure to select Pittsburgh as your chapter and tell us about your idea and a little about yourself or your organization.

When:  You can submit at any time, but we gather up all applications received by the first of each month and choose a winner from that group by mid-month.

Who: Individuals of all ages, informal groups, organizations, social enterprises, and start-ups can apply. 

Disclaimer: The Awesome Pittsburgh Trustees are an unincorporated group of donors trying to forward the awesomeness of the Pittsburgh region. Like you, we’re acting with the best intentions. If you should receive an Awesome Pittsburgh award, you’re agreeing to bear the full responsibility of any unlikely problems that arise, even if those problems include harm to you, someone else, or the community. And, you’re agreeing that you wouldn’t ruin our good faith in each other by taking any legal or financial actions against us or helping others to do so. But you likely knew all this already because you’re a responsible, awesome person. And, lawsuits, contracts, insurance claims, and other administrative clauses often aren’t very awesome.

Learn More: If you want to learn more about the Awesome Foundation before you apply, here are some things you can do to get up to speed:

  • Watch this blog or follow us on Twitter for information. We’ll announce award winners and proposal deadlines here and via Twitter each month.
  • Check out what other chapters are up to.  The Awesome Foundation has funded a wide variety of projects around the world. Projects range across a wide spectrum, from public artwork to mobile applications to scientific experiments. You learn more about winners at the ever-changing front page of the international site.
  • Reach out to us. Contact us via email to tell us about yourself or ask any questions about Awesome Pittsburgh. Awesome Pittsburgh is evolving into a community of people with diverse interests who also share a passion for doing great things in this amazing city. The more connections that emerge from this effort, the better!

15 Responses to “How to Apply”

  1. chester thrower III June 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    hello Awesomepgh, i have a idea that i would definitely need some help with funding for.Its a event that will be happening in late august 2011.looking forward to talking with you about it for consideration of funding to help out.have a great week…..Chester

  2. Rebekah Walsh May 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Good afternoon! I read about your efforts in The Chronicle of Philanthropy and would like to know what vendor you use for your tiny checks. I found the idea Awesome! Thank you very much,
    Rebekah Walsh Planned and Major Gifts Officer, Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation, Columbus, Indiana

    • Andy Coleman July 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

      Hey Rebekah… We made the checks ourselves. I’d be glad to help with the process, and depending on how many you needed, we may be able to help with production as well.

      Shoot me some details and we’ll talk!

      Awesomely yours,
      – Andy Coleman

  3. Terry Perkins July 3, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    I love it, I’m a Social Entrepreneur I see a problem within my community and try to find ways to fix it.Have a great weekend.

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