Find Your Inner Poet; Help Your Favorite Cause

If you have a hidden poet within you
Who longs to raise their voice,
Sharing your true talent, and passion too
Supporting the cause of your choice

This is your chance to shine
To showcase to the world your skills
Share your inspiration in 4 to 8 lines
So your favorite non-profit could win 10,000 bills

OK, so I didn’t say I had any talent as a poet! Hopefully you made it past my (lack of) talent with verse to learn more about this incredible opportunity to showcase your prose and passion.

Unleash your inner poet while supporting your favorite non-profit with the Heart & Soul Grant Program by CTK Foundation. The requirements for submissions:  an original four-to-eight-line poem that reflects the organization’s mission and work.  This is your chance to put your creative skills to work to win $10,000 for the non-profit organization that demonstrates your heart and soul. And, the top winner will get a professionally produced song based on their poem.

Your Mission:

The CTK Foundation knows that there are many thousands of dedicated people working at nonprofits, inspired by quietly changing the world each and every day. But sometimes it’s not easy to stay inspired – to share your passion with the world.

Re-inspire your sense of mission by participating in the Heart & Soul grant.

The CTK Foundation has just launched the 2012/2013 Heart & Soul Grants, with over $55,000 to assist nonprofits like yours in accomplishing your mission.

But, more important than the money is the process for applying, which is unlike any other grant program!

How do you apply for these grants?

All you have to do is submit a 4-8 line poem expressing the heart of your mission at www.communitytech.net (organizations must be US-based 501 c3s).

The intent behind submitting a poem is for you to refresh, nurture and reawaken your sense of mission!

Looking for some visual inspiration, check out the Heart and Soul video.

The Grant Application opens today (12 noon CST on 12/3/12) and closes at 12 noon CST on 1/7/13.

The Heart and Soul grant will provide one eligible nonprofit organization to receive the main award:

  • A $10,000 cash and
  • A professionally written and recorded song by the Grammy Award-winning group, The Original Blind Boys of Alabama.

Both the song and the accompanying $10,000 grant will help the selected nonprofit to better accomplish their unique mission in their community.

If you have questions about the grant, please see the FAQ page on the Heart & Soul site.

Additional 2012/2013 Heart & Soul Grants include:

  • $10,000 HHS Grant — available to an Austin, TX-area nonprofit specializing in the provision of At Risk Children and Families — a gift from the Cipione Family Foundation of Austin, TX
  • Two $5,000 Grant Awards to 2 US Nonprofits
  • Five $1,000 Grant Awards to Community TechKnowledge, Inc. customer organizations attending the 2013 Outcomes Immersion Certification Training
  • $20,000 in matching cash grants to nonprofits for CTK software purchases
  • Three autographed guitars: one by The Original Blind Boys of Alabama, one by Los Lonely Boys, and one by Sunny Shipley

What is the CTK Foundation?

The CTK Foundation was established by Community TechKnowledge, Inc., to recognize and celebrate the work nonprofits do and seek to promote the use of technology in managing the accomplishment of their mission.

For regular updates or questions about the Heart and Soul grant submissions and awards, check out the CTK Facebook Page.

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About ckhayek

I am a Child Welfare Advocate, Data-geek, Writer (and Reader), Cheesecake Baker, and Stunt Kite Flyer .... balance is important! 8-)
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