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Awesome Bend Grant Applications Due

September 3, 2019

$65 – $75

We know, Bend is already awesome, but why stop there? We believe this town is brimming with leaders, dreamers, artists, inventors, movers and shakers with ideas that can make Bend an even better place to live, work and play. As people who care about Bend, we are willing to put our money where our mouths are.

Awesome Bend awards a $1,000 grant quarterly to a project that will make Bend even more awesome. The definition of “awesome” is intentionally left up to your imagination. It could mean solving a problem, making someone stop and think, or spreading joy– think social good, the environment, technology, arts and beyond!

Apply to win the $1,000 now.  (Application deadline April 1, 2015)

Hint for success: In your application, state very specifically, how your project will make Bend even more awesome.

The grant has no strings attached (other than doing something awesome and telling us about it). We are high on action and low on bureaucracy. The application takes 15 minutes or less. Finalists deliver a 5 minute pitch at Pitch Night, where we select a winner and hand out $1,000 on the spot to help them turn their awesome idea into reality.

Inaugural AWESOME BEND PITCH NIGHT will be April 21st, 2015 6-8:30pm at Deschutes Brewery Tap Room – 1044 NW Bond St (Upstairs). Live crowdfunding– like Shark Tank for community good! Beer and food at Locals Night prices. Ideas & Inspiration free!

Our only rules:

  1. The project must be feasible and completed within 3 months of the award.
  2. The money cannot be used for personal expenses or operating expenses for an established charity.
  3. You agree to come back to the next Pitch Night and tell the community all about your project, thus inspiring future awesomeness.


Deschutes Brewery
(541) 382-9242
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Deschutes Brewery Public House
1044 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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