Nonprofit Foundation Teams with Grammy-Award Winners for Upcoming Grant Disbursement

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The CTK Foundation Fund announces a unique way for U.S. nonprofits to apply for over $55,000 in cash grants—The Heart & Soul Grant Program.


Beginning December 3rd, 2012, nonprofits can submit a 4-8 line poem expressing the heart and soul of their nonprofit mission. After the grant application closes on January 7th, 2013, a jury panel of recognized, independent music artists and producers will select several poems, based on the quality of the lyrics.  The best poem’s organization will be awarded a $10,000 cash grant and Grammy-award winning recording artists, The Original Blind Boys of Alabama, will create an original, professionally produced song based on their poem.

“The process of creating a poem as the basis for a grant is fun and inspirational for the US nonprofit community,” said Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk of the CTK Foundation Fund.  “It’s an opportunity to engage clients, staff and volunteers in a meaningful activity reminding everyone about the heart and soul of their mission. We are pleased to recognize and celebrate the service of nonprofits.”

In February, key members of the winning nonprofits will be flown to Austin for a gala award ceremony to hear the winning song’s premiere performance by The Original Blind Boys of Alabama.

To qualify for the grant, nonprofits must be registered 501(c)3 organizations. Grant applications, including poems, will be accepted on the CTK Foundation website through January 3rd 2013. Selected nonprofits will receive non-restricted cash grants to be used to foster greater understanding of the nonprofit’s mission in their community.  The CTK Foundation is also offering a special $10,000 grant for an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit serving at-risk families and children.

For more information about the Heart & Soul Grant Program, nonprofits are encouraged to contact the CTK Foundation Fund via email: or by visiting the foundation website.

About the CTK Foundation Fund
The Texas-based CTK Foundation Fund is committed to the recognition and celebration of the work of nonprofits and seeks to promote the use of technology in managing the accomplishment of their mission. The CTK Foundation was founded by Community TechKnowledge, Inc., a leading technology company that provides software and services to over 12,000 nonprofits in the U.S., Canada and the UK.

For more information contact:
Amanda Malmgren
512-345-9090 x127


SOURCE CTK Foundation Fund

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