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Awesome Foundation

Six months of Awesome

by Katie Caralis (kcaralis)

Submitted 05-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Get an awesome idea. Apply for a grant. Win $1000 with no strings attached. Sound too good to be true? When the Awesome Foundation started awarding grants in Grand Rapids six months ago, they expected to have a constant flow of submissions, but...

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Awesome Foundation awards grant to support Kentwoodpalooza

by Katie Caralis (kcaralis)

Submitted 02-28-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Teenagers often struggle to find a place where they feel welcome, said Greg Lewis, librarian at the Kentwood branch of the Kent District Library. That’s why Lewis was ecstatic to win a $1000 grant in February from the Grand Rapids Awesome...

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Race for a Cure project makes Grand Rapids awesome

by Katie Caralis (kcaralis)

Submitted 01-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

There’s nothing awesome about cancer. Well, except maybe a bicycle racing team that supports local fitness programs for cancer patients. That’s how Brad MacKenzie sees it anyway. MacKenzie, 27, won January’s $1000 grant from the...

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Heels That Heal makes Grand Rapids awesome

by Katie Caralis (kcaralis)

Submitted 01-05-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Syretta Calvert knows that being a teenage girl isn’t always easy. She became a teen mom and raised two daughters. As a result, “teenage girls became my heart,” she said. In December, her heart found funding. Calvert, 37, received...

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