The Community Tech Knowledge (“Technology with a Heart”) Foundation’s 2011 Heart and Soul Grant Award Program is under way, and you have until March 28 to enter. The competition asks: “Can you express your non-profit, charity or volunteer organization’s mission in a 4-8 line poem? If you can, your organization may be eligible for a Heart & Soul Grant of $10,000 or $5,000!”
The winning nonprofit not only gets the cash (last I checked, 10k went very far when used for animal rights), but they also get a professionally produced song, based on their original poem, to be used for public education and awareness. According to the website, this year, “the song will be written and recorded by Bill Dillon and produced by Jim Tullio of Butcher Boy Studios in Chicago, Illinois.”
Here’s my favorite part of the grant application: In the drop down menu where you select which category your nonprofit provides services in, animal rights is one of the very few listed! Heart and Soul clearly has just that.
Even if you don’t work for a non-profit, there’s a way you can help: In addition to the two large cash prizes (plus some other prizes, including two first act guitars signed by the band, Los Lonely Boys, for you to use for auction), this foundation is also offering a BLOGGER’S CHOICE AWARD. For this award, “all influential bloggers” in the US, Canada, and the UK who want to take part, blog about the grant. Then, a participating blogger will be randomly chosen and will then have the opportunity to give away $1,000 to the nonprofit of their choice (eh-hem, EH-HEM).
So get out your rhyming dictionaries, all you animal-loving poets, and enter to win this amazing grant. More info can be found in the video below. Here’s to creativity!