Awesome Pittsburgh Invites You to Share Awesome

If you were given $10 with no strings attached, what would you do with it? On Wednesday, March 20th, trustees and volunteers from Awesome Pittsburgh will distribute 100 envelopes each filled with $10, and invite Pittsburghers to consider paying it forward by spreading joy and doing something awesome. Beginning at noon, volunteers will be Downtown,…

Fund Your Next Big Idea

Do you have an awesome idea in need of funding?  Awesome Pittsburgh invites you to learn about some of the nontraditional funding sources available in our community. DATE: Monday, March 18, 2019 TIME: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m., panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. following the announcement of the February 2019 Awesome Pittsburgh…

Application Alert!

January 31st is the deadline to be considered for our February grant. We’ll be shaking things up and spreading the awesome in March, so stay tuned for exciting details! Applications received in February and March will be considered for our April grant.

2019 Live Pitch Parties

Have a great idea that you’re trying to bring to life? Looking to make connections that could help propel your ideas forward? Then mark the following Pitch Party dates on your calendar! March 18 (Awesome Funders for Awesome Projects event) June 17* (deadline May 31) October 21 (deadline September 30) Three times a year, we…

Award #82: Look Who’s Here! Carpool Karaoke Edition

Erin Gannon can be pretty fearless. One day she told Unabridged Press founder and longtime reporter Jennifer Szweda Jordan that her dream was to be on the radio, too.  Jordan didn’t hesitate and got to work teaching Gannon, who has Down syndrome, the ins and outs of the profession. Together their work planted the seeds…

It’s Pitch-burgh Time!

DATE: Monday, October 15, 2018 TIME: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. PLACE: The Hollander, 910 Braddock Ave, Braddock PA 15104 *Enter through back on Woodlawn St. FREE TICKETS: Eventbrite Come join us for our last live Pitch Party of 2018! Three of our favorite recent applicants will pitch their projects to our trustees, guest judges and you. There will be…

Special Award: “Breaking New Ground” with the Busnegie Museum of Art

It’s a good bet that riders who use the Port Authority shelters outside the Carnegie Museum of Art will catch much more than the bus in October. Instead, they may catch an art show. That’s because local artist Suzanne Werder plans to transform the two shelters on Forbes Avenue, highlighting the works of local artists…

Award #81: Giant Puppet Dance Party

When puppeteer Cheryl Capezzuti starts a project, she usually goes big, and by big, we mean giant. So it comes as no surprise that her next big idea involved 10 foot tall puppets. Capezzuti says it’s her latest experiment in community connection, laughter and delight. Best known for her work as creative director and master…

Awesome Pitch-burgh Party: Maker Edition!

DATE: Monday, June 18, 2018 TIME: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. PLACE: Protohaven, 214 N Trenton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221 FREE TICKETS: Eventbrite Join Awesome Pittsburgh as we hear three passionate Pittsburghers pitch their maker projects to the Awesome Pittsburgh trustees, guest judges, and you! One winner will be awarded $1,000 to help carry out their vision. We’ll also…

Calling All Makers!

Have an awesome maker idea you’d like us to consider? Apply here: awesomepgh.com/how-to-apply/ and plan on joining us June 18th for our Maker Month Pitch Party. It’s going to be awesome!  

Announcing Our Next Event: Awesome Funders for Awesome Projects!

Calling all artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, dreamers… Do you have an out-of-this-world awesome idea that you need help funding? Learn about some of the nontraditional funding sources available to you at our next event! DATE: Monday, March 19, 2018 TIME: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m., panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. after the…

Award #72: White Oak EMS Search and Rescue K9 Team

Kristi Teklinski has an awesome project in the works, and surprisingly the only tools required are sealable jars, sterile cotton pads, gloves and a label. The project involves putting together human scent preservation kits, and for Teklinski, an emergency responder with the White Oak EMS Search and Rescue K9 Team (WOSAR), it’s all part of…