The US-based CTK Foundation is inviting applications to its 2011 Heart and Soul Grant Competition in the form of an original four to eight-line poem that reflects the work and/or mission of the applicant organisation.
The competition is open to nonprofits, charities and voluntary organisations of all types in the USA, Canada, UK, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The poem may be written by staff members, clients and/or volunteers of the submitting nonprofit, "and must be wholly original".
An international panel of independent artists and producers will select the winners who will be announced on 14 April.
The first prize is a cash grant of $10,000, the second a cash grant of $5,000. The first place award winner will also receive a professionally-produced song to be used in public education or awareness, based upon the selected nonprofit applicant lyrics.
Up to 20 technology grants, valued at $10,000, will also be made to nonprofits.
There is also the Blogger’s Choice Award, in which a randomly selected blogger participating in “spreading the word” among nonprofits about the H&S Grant Award Programme, will get to choose an applicant of his or her choice to receive a $1,000 cash grant.
The closing date for applications is 28 March 2011.