Awesome Pittsburgh is live and looking for the first $1000 grant winner

We’re here! We’re LIVE!

As of Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 – Awesome Pittsburgh Day, according to the City of Pittsburgh – we are officially live and ready to begin accepting proposals for all of your amazing, inspiring, creative ideas.

If this is the first you’ve heard about us, please look around the site to learn about the 10 fabulous Trustees who came together to hand out $1000 to Awesome Pittsburghers and the kind of things we think would be awesome to fund. You can also learn more on the Frequently Asked Questions page of the national site.

If you have an idea for an awesome project, applying is simple. Visit the Submissions page on the Awesome Foundation website, be sure to choose Pittsburgh as your chapter (unless you have a really good idea for Los Angeles, Ottawa, or Hamburg, of course), and tell us about your idea – before November 15th. That’s it.

The Trustees of Awesome Pittsburgh will review all the submissions after the 15th and collectively choose the one we feel is most awesome. Then, we will hand $1000 to the winner at our Launch Party on December 5th, 2011.

We know you have some amazing ideas, Pittsburgh, sketched on the back of a napkin, swirling around in your head, or hiding in your “Someday Maybe” file. Here is your chance to get it started, give it life, and share it with the world. You’ll be surprised where $1000 can get you…