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Posted April 18, 2011

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Small foundation dedicated to bringing “Awesome Ideas” to life launches in Waterloo Region

Waterloo– The KW Awesome Foundation has officially launched, bringing the promise of awesome things to come.

The KW Awesome Foundation will give away $1,000.00 grants to anyone in the community with an awesome idea for a project or event that needs money to get it off the ground. The Foundation is made up of a board of 12 trustees and 2 non-voting administrators.

Every other month, the board will hear pitches from community members who have ideas on how they can improve Waterloo Region with an awesome idea. No lengthy deliberations. No business plans or spreadsheets. Non-profit or charitable status not necessary. The board will simply hand $1000 cash to the chosen applicant, empowering them to bring their vision to life.

The concept is simple. Projects have only one guideline - they must be Awesome. KWAF is looking forward to funding projects that will contribute positively to the Waterloo Region and that likely would not happen without a jumpstart. With over a dozen submissions already received, the foundation is off to a great start and looking forward to launching the first project and granting cycle next month.

Originating in Boston, the Awesome Foundation has spread worldwide, with groups in London, Sydney, San Francisco, Berlin, Toronto and Ottawa.

“We are tremendously excited to bring the Awesome Foundation to KW.” says founding Trustee Cate Huston who has worked with the London (England) chapter and founded the Ottawa chapter.

Submission forms and additional information on the KW Awesome Foundation can be found at website.

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