June, 2009The CTK Foundation Philanthropic Fund and Los Lonely Boys announce a unique nonprofit grant opportunity—The Heart and Soul Grant Award Program.
Starting on July 1, 2009, nonprofit organizations from across the U.S. will go online to submit an original poem that expresses the “heart and soul"? of their nonprofit mission.
After the August 15, 2009 deadline, a jury panel of recognized independent music artists and producers from around the country will select a winner based on the quality and impact of the lyrics. The selected nonprofit organization will win a $10,000 cash grant and Grammy Award-winning recording artists Los Lonely Boys will create a song, based upon the poem, which will be professionally produced in a recording studio.
“We think that the process of writing lyrics to a song, and submitting it as the basis for a grant, will be an inspirational process in every community,"? said Jim Tullio – an internationally known musician and the producer of the upcoming Heart and Soul Grant Award recording. “Our goal is that both the song and the accompanying $10,000 grant will help the selected nonprofit to better educate the public about their important work.”
To qualify for the grant, submitting nonprofits are required to be a registered U.S. 501©3 organization. Beginning July 1, 2009, Heart and Soul grant applications will be accepted on the CTK Foundation website at www.ctkfoundation.org. Grant applications close on August 15, 2009. The winner will be announced on September 21st, after which time key members of the winning nonprofit will be flown to Austin, Texas, for an evening gala where the song will be premiered by Los Lonely Boys.
For more information about the Heart and Soul Grant Award and application guidelines, nonprofits are encouraged to visit the Foundation website and click on the gold Foundation tab.
About the CTK Foundation
Texas-based CTK Foundation Philanthropic Fund is committed to the recognition and celebration of nonprofit service and seeks to promote the use of technology in addressing the root causes of societal issues. The CTK Foundation was founded by Community TechKnowledge, Inc., a leading technology company that provides software and services exclusively to over 6,000 nonprofits in the U.S. and the U.K.