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April, 2009

Austin, 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., an Austin-based technology company that exclusively provides software and services to over 6,000 nonprofits in the U.S. and the UK.

COMING SOON: The 2009 CTK Foundation Heart and Soul Grant Award Program

Grant Application opens online: Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 8 AM (Central Standard Time)
Grant Application closes online: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 12 Midnight (Central Standard Time)

The Heart and Soul (H&S) Grant is a national grant competition that provides the opportunity for one selected, eligible nonprofit organization to win a $10,000 cash award and a professionally written and produced song by the internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning group, Los Lonely Boys – all through The CTK Foundation Philanthropic Fund. The intent is that both the song and the accompanying $10,000 grant will help the selected nonprofit to better publicize their important mission in their community.

The H&S Grant aims to:

  • Provide a grant to a worthy nonprofit in the US, providing it with assets with which to increase their reach and visibility
  • Underscore the importance of the “heart” of nonprofit missions, especially in difficult economic times

How the H&S Grant Competition Works:

  • In every community across the US, nonprofits submit a poem, (4 -8 lines), as part of a quick and easy grant application. The poem should express the heart of their service mission.
  • Nonprofits submit the grant application, with poem, to the CTK Foundation, via the CTK website.
  • If selected, the poem will become the basis of a song, written and produced by Los Lonely Boys and presented, along with a video of the performance of the song, for non-commercial, community education and awareness.
  • The selected nonprofit will also receive a non-restricted $10,000 cash grant from the CTK Foundation; this grant may be used for any purpose that fosters greater understanding of the nonprofit’s mission in their community.

The writing and submission of a four to eight line poem is a fun and inspirational process for the nonprofits; in fact, based upon CTK’s experience with a similar, Texas-based grant event in 2007 and 2008, nonprofits use the writing process as an opportunity to engage clients, staff and volunteers in a meaningful activity (writing the poem) that reminds everyone in each service organization about the “heart” of their mission.

For more information about the H&S Grant Award Program, please contact the CTK Foundation Philanthropic Fund via Email at


*The CTK Foundation Philanthropic Fund, also known as the CTK Foundation, is registered with the Philanthropic Fund of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, which is classified as a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code.

Click here to download a pdf of the IRS Tax Exempt Status letter.


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