The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interests of awesomeness. Created in 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled together from the coffers of local “micro-trustees” who provide these grants with no strings attached and claim no ownership over the projects they support. The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest. The Foundation provides, in the words of one of our trustees, a micro-genius grant for flashes of micro-brilliance.
More at http://www.awesomefoundation.org/ with specifics on the Austin Chapter at http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/austin