Sometimes small donations can make a BIG difference. This unique program creates "microfunding" campaigns on the crowdfunding platform, Fiat Physica. The BIG (Big Impact Giving) Project allows astronomy clubs and other organizations to raise funds for small but essential needs in existing outreach, education, observing activities, and other astronomy-related projects.
BIG campaigns can be for up to 500 US dollars. AWB carefully vets each project. Once approved, AWB organizes and manages the campaign, and insures that the funds raised are used as promised. AWB's reach and reputation bring supporters who can also get a tax deduction (US taxpayers). AWB then helps the clubs achieve their goals, whether equipment or services.
Submitting campaign proposals:
Interested organizations should complete and submit this form. AWB will assess our ability to assist with the project and the feasibility of the proposed campaign. AWB will then contact proposals under consideration and work with the groups to create a crowdfunding campaign page on Fiat Physica.
Below is a list of the current campaigns AWB is running. You can click through to a campaign you're interested in on Fiat Physica. EVERY donation helps, regardless of its size, so please consider donating to help an astronomy club or community achieve their goals. Your donation goes farther in these small projects and the return on your investment can be big!