The Awesome Foundation’s Food chapter is now taking applications for its $1,000 microgrants to further food awesomessness in the universe. Apply at awesomefoundation.org/apply and submit under “Food” category. Every month, one microgrant will be given for an awesome idea involving food, be it urban farming, food truck, recipe collects, pop-up cafes, or health. The more inventive the better.
The application is very simple, mainly consisting of two essay questions: “Describe yourself, your project, and how you’ll pull it off” and “How would you use the money?”
The trustees, who donate their time and resources to the Food chapter, are:
Alaina Browne of Serious Eats — New York, New York
Angela Moore of Food Network — New York, New York
Barry Martin of Hypenotic — Toronto, Canada
Christine Liu — Boston, Masschusetts
Dan Barber of Blue Hill Farms — New York, New York
Ellen Lee Weinstein — Boston, Massachusetts
Food52 (Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs ) — New York, New York
Foodspotting Team — San Francisco, California
Grubwithme (Eddy Lu) — Los Angeles, California
James Cronin of Paul A Young Fine Chocolates — London, UK
Jeff Potter, author of Cooking forGeeks — Los Angeles, California.
Jennifer 8. Lee, journalist — Boston, Massachusetts
Josh Simon of Function Drinks — Los Angeles, California
Leah Lizarondo Shannon of The Brazen Kitchen — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Micki Maynard, CulinaryWoman.com — Chicago
Peached Tortilla (Eric Silverstein) — Austin, Texas
Rolando Robledo of Clover Food Lab — Boston, Massachusetts
(and three deans who manage the chapter)
In addition, Awesome Food is always taking applications for new trustee slots that may open up on a rolling basis. If interested, please fill out the application form.
The Awesome Foundation originally started in Boston in 2009 and has since grown to be a worldwide network of people with nearly 20 chapters in cities across the world, including San Francisco, NYC, Ottawa, London, Berlin, Sydney, Zurich, among others. Projects funded have included a giant hammock in Boston, tram sessions in Melbourne, and a fab lab in Washington DC.