Don't you wish someone would come along, believe in your idea, and write a check to help make it a reality? Well, check out The Awesome Foundation. Every month, the organization gives out one thousand dollar grants, with no strings attached.
I heard about the group through the amazing C. Hope Clark, who regularly blogs and tweets opportunities for writers. Definitely follow her at @hopeclark. If someone gave you $1000, how would it help you further your publishing dreams?
Here's how The Awesome Foundation works: members of The Awesome Foundation form chapters, with each member committing to donate $100 per month toward grants. Depending on its size, clubs might offer one grant a month, or more. Clubs gather to read through the pool of applicants and vote to select the recipient. Some clubs interview applicants, some don't.
The online application will take only about ten minutes. You give a brief description of your project and what you'd use the money for. That's it.
Check out the frequently asked questions if you want to understand more about how it works, or scroll through the Awesome blog to see who chapters have given grants to recently.
Do you think you might apply? What would you do with a thousand dollars for your project?