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Awesome Tallahassee Nears First Anniversary of Handing Out $1,000

Awesome Tallahassee Grant Winner
Posted at 12:30 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 13:25:57-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Tallahassee has been a bit more awesome over the last year, and there's a special group to thank for that.

Awesome Tallahassee is nearing its first anniversary, and what a year it's been!

Each month, the group hands out a $1,000 check to a person or organization simply doing "something awesome" in Tallahassee.

It's part of the national Awesome Foundation. There are 78 chapters worldwide, and since 2009, it's funded more than 1,200 projects with $1.2 million dollars.

"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."

Awesome Tallahassee was established in January 2015.

Each month since, three finalists have competed for the $1,000 award.

Applications are due the 15th of each month.

For more information, click here.

Winners include:

February: Life Feeder

March: VFW Historical Mural

April: Hope Freedom School

May: Awesome Fruit

June: iGrow Youth Farm

July: Teens & the Law

August: Unhoused Humanity

September: Hang Tough Foundation

October: Students Proving They Can

November: Girl Scouts Leadership Experience