The BarberQue team would like to extend a HUGE thank you to The Awesome Foundation for their gift of a $1000 grant toward this year’s event.
The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given up front in cash, check, or gold doubloons.
The Chicago chapter of the Awesome Foundation has been funding awesomeness in the Windy City since the summer of 2011. They have funded many exciting projects including everything from free libraries and puppet shows to electron microscopes and a temporary mini golf course on Milwaukee Avenue. The Chicago trustees generally meet on the second Tuesday of every month to review proposals.