Awesome Bend seeking applications for next $1000 Pitch Night

Applications for the next Awesome Bend $1000 Pitch Night are due Oct. 1. The grant will be awarded to a project proposal that is most likely to make a positive impact in Central Oregon.

“The definition of ‘awesome’ is intentionally left up to the imagination,” said founder Pam Stevenson.  “It could mean solving a problem, making someone stop and think, or spreading joy — think social good, the environment, technology, arts and beyond.”

A group of ten trustees, who each donate $100 to form the collective grant, will select the winner at a Pitch Night, scheduled to take place Oct. 20at 6 p.m. at the Deschutes Brewery Tap Room located on NW Bond Street in downtown Bend.  The event will be free and open to the public.

Applications can be found at  Finalists will be notified and invited to present a 5-minute pitch at the event.

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