AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- (www.ctkfoundation.org) -- The CTK Foundation Philanthropic Fund announces the recipient of the 2009 Heart and Soul Grant Award Program, the Family Justice Center of Erie County (FJC). FJC applied for the grant, along with over 700 other nonprofit organizations from across the U.S., by writing a poem that represented the "heart and soul" of their organization's mission.
FJC will be awarded $10,000 by the CTK Foundation Philanthropic Fund and will receive a song, based upon their selected poem and written by Los Lonely Boys. The idea behind this unique grant is that the selected organization receives a cash grant to help provide critical services and a professionally written and produced song to better educate the community about their mission. "We are thrilled and honored that the CTK Foundation chose our poem from the hundreds submitted across the country," said Linda Ray, Family Justice Center of Erie County Executive Director. "We try to think of creative ways of getting our message out, and, so, of course, we were attracted immediately to this wonderful opportunity."
The Family Justice Center offers centralized services for victims of domestic violence and their children in Erie County and Buffalo, New York. FJC has been operating independently since May 2006 and has since assisted thousands of clients in receiving forensic medical documentation, access to shelter, consultations with professionals and countless other services.
Three additional recipients of Heart and Soul grants include: San Luis Obispo Children's Museum, Workers Defense Project of Austin and Arrowhead United Way. These organizations will each receive a steel-stringed acoustic guitar, for use in fund raising auctions, donated by First Act, Inc. and autographed by the members of Los Lonely Boys.
The nonprofit beneficiaries of all 2009 Heart and Soul Grant Awards are invited to attend a gala in their honor on November 21 at the Austin Museum of Art in Austin, Texas. The event will feature the world-premiere of the song, performed by Los Lonely Boys, that was inspired by the award-winning poem.
A panel of nationally recognized musicians selected the 2009 Heart and Soul grant award recipients, based upon their review of submitted poems.
About the CTK Foundation
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., a leading technology company that provides software and services exclusively to over 6,000 nonprofits in the U.S. and the U.K.
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