The simplest and most spur-of-the-moment ideas can start a movement and build community! We think those ideas are important. Awesome Raleigh Durham grants $1,000 in funding to support creative ideas every month!

Awesome Raleigh Durham funds creative ideas that are specific, public, and spark thought in a meaningful way for the Triangle community. In other words, applications that match the following criteria have the best chance of being funded:
> The project is joyful, audacious, exciting, thought-provoking, and/or spontaneous
> The final project takes place within the Triangle area of North Carolina
> The final project available for the public to enjoy
> The project has a timeline that begins within one year of funding being awarded
> The project scale can be achieved with the $1,000 grant vs. the $1,000 going toward a much larger funding need

We do not claim ownership or future rights to your project, nor do we wish the funds to be repaid if things do not go as planned. We just want to see how awesome you can be with your idea and some support!

Anyone planning a project in the Triangle area that matches the loose criteria above. This includes any individual, non-incorporated groups, or organizations.

The application is intentionally simple to allow the largest array of ideas to be funded. We encourage applications for spontaneous ideas and do not require that you have everything perfectly planned before submitting your application.

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Awesome Raleigh Durham would not be possible without our fantastic trustees who pool their funds to provide grants to support creative ideas!

Interested in joining our volunteer team? Drop us a line!
Awesome Raleigh-Durham is a program of VAE Raleigh, a community cultural arts organization in downtown Raleigh.