Awesome Foundation

Foossa co-founders Lee-Sean Huang and David Colby Reed are trustees of the Awesome Foundation New York, part of an international network of Awesome Foundation chapters that give out $1000 micro-grants to awesome projects. The Awesome Foundation New York has funded projects and organizations like Babycastles, Hip Hop Word Count, 596 Acres, Subway Sets, Museum Hack, The Acoustic Guitar Project, and many more

New York is bubbling with creativity and we are looking to fund really cool projects that touch everything from tech to social to art to media to education. Do you have a great idea? Apply for an AwesomeNYC grant today!

Some tips for writing an awesome grant application:

  • Be brief - we have a ton of applications to review every month

  • Be fun - remember, you want your application to stand out from the pack

  • Be specific - we want to know how you're going to use the $1,000 - show us that you've thought this thing through

Our deadline is always the last day of the month, and we meet on the first Monday of every month.

If your project was not selected in a given month, please feel free to reapply. We generally only review applications from the current month's pool. In addition, please feel free to get in touch with us if you'd like feedback on your application - we're happy to talk!

Awesome in the News

 Foossa's David Colby Reed (center) and friends at an Awesome Foundation New York informational event at Orbital Space.

Foossa's David Colby Reed (center) and friends at an Awesome Foundation New York informational event at Orbital Space.