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Making Awesome happen, $1,000 at a time

How do we ensure Newmarket continues to be the best place to live and work in Canada? It starts with Awesome ideas. Enter the Awesome Foundation Newmarket, a group that provides monthly hassle-free micro grants to help bring those ideas to life.

Rather than a charity, the Awesome Foundation is like a giving circle. Ten trustees give $100 of their own money each month to help an individual or group implement a great idea that helps people locally. At the Awesome Foundation Newmarket, we focus on ideas that benefit youth in Newmarket.

Latest Awesome Foundation Newmarket Recipient: April 2018

When you’re hungry, learning and absorbing information can be a challenge. That knowledge has led Sarah Kyle, our latest Awesome Foundation Newmarket grant recipient, to launch a Healthy Snacks initiative at the school where she works. The goal, she says, is to provide nutritious snacks to more than 600 children each day. “We work hard as a team to feed the students but have found that the food is gobbled up quite quickly due to hunger,” says Kyle, a Child and Youth Worker. “When the children are faced with an option of a granola bar versus an apple, the children choose the apple but fresh produce is quite pricey for us to provide to kids. We would love to be able to feed the students so they are able to learn, grow and develop healthy lifestyles.” Congratulations!

From left to right: Awesome trustee Diane Farmer with Sarah Kyle and Tracy Walter from the Newmarket Chamber.


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We’re constantly accepting idea submissions from people of any age and with a variety of ideas. No idea is too small, and those that promote fun are as important as those with more serious focus. APPLY NOW

Got questions? Check out the Awesome FAQ


No-strings-attached micro grants? You bet! Get the scoop on Awesome and discover more about our chapter.

AWESOME TRUSTEES: Who in the world would give away $100 of their own money each month? Our truly Awesome Trustees, that’s who. Coming soon: Learn more about the people behind Awesome Foundation Newmarket. 

PAST WINNERS: What’s Awesome? An anti-bullying campaign, a lunch program for school kids created by school kids, a local hockey rink, an art exhibit… We can go on and on. Read more about some of our past winners

MEDIA: Coming soon: Check out the nice things people have said about Awesome Foundation Newmarket. 

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