CTK recognizes that the heart and soul of every nonprofit organization is the passion and commitment of its members (staff, volunteers, clients/patrons, board, other stakeholders) to make a difference. CTK's Heart and Soul grant supports the mission of non profits and honors the front line folks who quietly make that difference for their organizations.
What's the Prize?One eligible nonprofit will receive CTK's main prize:
- A $10,000 cash (unrestricted funds - a rare opportunity for nonprofits these days) and
- A professionally written and recorded song by the Grammy Award-winning group, The Original Blind Boys of Alabama.
- $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 two 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
Grant Application Period:Grant Opens: Noon: December 3, 2012 (Central Standard Time)
Grant Closes: Noon: January 7, 2013 (Central Standard Time)
How to Apply:Submit a 4-8 line poem expressing the heart (& soul) of your nonprofit organization's service mission through CTK's website.
The application process is easy. The most difficult part is likely to be creating that 4-8 line poem. Get your pens ready, sit back and close your eyes, and visualize the heart and soul of your favorite nonprofit. How does it fulfill its service mission? What does that look like, in words? Can you feel it developing a rhythm? Maybe if you put it to a simple tune, it'll be easier to write.
Good luck, my friends.