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It’s About Florida: Awesome Foundation

Six years ago, a group of friends in Massachusetts had an idea. According to the Boston Globe, they used the MacArthur foundation as a model for it. The MacArthur Genius Grant gives $500,000 to individuals to use however they choose—but, for a group of folks just starting out—that’s money they didn’t have. So they took the MacArthur Genius award and shrunk it down, to the micro level. And that’s how the Awesome Foundation got started. Today, there are hundreds of chapters across the county, and the globe—giving a thousand dollars a month to worthy ideas aimed at bettering local communities. There are four local chapters in Florida, including Tallahassee. Today we’re asking the question, how do you Define Awesome?

Guest: Kevin Cate