Skip to content

Our next round of reviews is open for submissions! Submit before September 15th!

Unfunded List Logo

Alex Dickinson (Awesome Foundation!) – Vino Verde

Alex Dickinson spends her days as a social media strategist for Beekeeper Group providing strategic support and content guidance to a wide variety of clients including non-profits, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies

As awesome as that is – she is also the DC “Dean” of the Awesome Foundation. Awesome Foundation employs a giving circle model to a forward the interest of awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a time.

Listen in to our chat as we sip a crisp and delicious vino and Dave tells stories of childhood encounters with bees, gives his reasons why Gene Wilder made a better Willy Wonka than Jonny Depp and chats with Alex about the importance of millennial donors supporting the arts.

Unfunded List’s Wine Grants Podcast gathers philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and changemakers of all stripes. Hosted by Dave Moss, who started Unfunded List in 2015 to help make sure that the next generation of changemakers get the feedback and recognition they need to be successful. Our mission is to demystify and open the door to private philanthropy for the general public while providing a platform for our guests to discuss their life’s work.

Unfunded List reviews funding proposals twice annually from small and mid-size nonprofits and social impact startups. The 300+ philanthropy experts on our evaluation committee give helpful and candid feedback about each grant proposal’s weaknesses & strengths. Then we publish the best proposals to our list that we circulate to a rolodex of foundations and philanthropists in the hopes that we can find some funding and partnerships for these amazing unfunded proposals. Unfunded List is always accepting proposals at We invite your org to join the Unfunded List awardees and 100+ other projects that our funding evaluators have given feedback to since 2015. Find out more and submit at


Related Articles

mali locke open door philanthropy

Mali Locke 

Mali Locke is the sole Managing Director of Inherent Foundation. Most recently, she was the founding Director of Development at the City Fund, a national

Read More »
Chandler Arnold open door philanthropy

Chandler Arnold 

Chandler Arnold and the consultancy he founded, Untraditional Philanthropy has a unique approach. This approach is shaped by 25+ years in the social sector as

Read More »