FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2014) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has partnered with Internet marketing company, Atilus, on a new grant award for nonprofits.

The Atilus Community Web Award is a grant that will be awarded to lucky local nonprofits that includes a $20,000 Grand Prize Grant Winner selected to receive a web development and Internet marketing package valued at $20,000. The first 50 to apply will receive a year license for, valued at $360 for each year-long license.

“Our goal is that this award will truly benefit nonprofits in Southwest Florida by providing them with increased awareness of their mission and work with the end-goal of increasing their donations year after year,” said Zach Katkin, president of Atilus. “We want to show our appreciation for the community that has fostered our growth by creating a grant to give back to local nonprofits.”

According to Katkin, Atilus recently launched the new nonprofit centered tool, BoardMa, an online portal designed to help board of directors manage their board and organization more effectively. Through BoardMa’s platform, nonprofits can communicate to their board members with ease, record tasks to hold members accountable, keep files in their proper place and much more.

The award will supply one nonprofit from Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Collier and Hendry counties a yearly website, content production, two years of hosting and Internet marketing consulting services. The total award value is $38,000.

“The grand-prize winner will work hand-in-hand with the Atilus team to plan and execute a site redesign as well as a year-long Internet marketing plan,” said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, which is a partner in offering the grant. “Atilus’s track record in helping area nonprofits speaks for itself.”

Applications will be accepted from Sept. 1 until Sept. 30, 2014. To apply, visit

On Sept. 19, Atilus will present a webinar about the Community Web Award and BoardMa to interested nonprofits at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

Based in Bonita Springs, Atilus is one of Florida’s top web development and Internet marketing firms. Since its founding in 2005, Atilus has developed more than 600 websites, and its clients have seen an average of 900 percent increase in leads. The firm’s specialties include website design, website development and Internet marketing. Atilus clients have been on Oprah, Shark Tank, Inside Edition, Huffington Post and are internationally recognized businesses and nonprofits.

Founded in 1976, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation supports the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties and also acts as the regional convener and leader with firsthand knowledge of community needs. With assets of more than $80 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $57 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. Last year, the Foundation granted more than $4 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts, healthcare and human services, including more than $400,000 in regional community impact grants and $450,000 in scholarship grants.

For more information, visit the Community Foundation’s website at or call 239-274-5900.