The Best Of Me

$270 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 11 months

I am hoping to raise money which is much needed to launch an important song I've written about domestic violence, one that I believe could make an impact in a victim's life and perhaps inspire them to seek help.  Music is powerful and this song has a subtle and powerful message, one that may very well save a life.  My hope is to reach this goal in the next 30 to 60 days.  You can go directly to the song to give it a listen now at reverbnation.com/kathryngrimm

I am a long time singer / songwriter / musician / producer and teacher with a long track record having recorded, written and performed with many great artists.  I feel blessed to have had the musical opportunities I've had.  As important as my musical accomplishments are, the time I worked as a mandated reporter for The Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN) in Seattle is equally as impactful.  I was so inspired by the people I came in contact with in training, on the crisis line, while overseeing orientation as well as the speakers for the many fundraisers they held to raise money.

Author Tony Porter stands out.  This amazing man who is the CEO of the violence prevention organization "A Call To Men" as well as an advisor for the NFL, NBA and NHL, is dedicated to helping educate men about domestic abuse (see his site on youtube  or find him on Ted Talks).  I personally am on a mission to make a dent in this rampant problem, a problem for virtually anyone of any sex from any background. 

The money I am raising is for -

1) Making a professional video of The Best Of Me
2) Hiring a marketing team and
3) Recording a full length CD which will include this song  

Proceeds from the sales of the CD's will be donated to a very worthy domestic violence organization here in Portland Oregon - Bradley Angle.  This agency helps all victims - women, men, transgender.  Abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, class.  Breaking free from an abusive situation is not a simple task.  Statistically it takes leaving an abuser seven times before being successful (according to The National Domestic Violence Hotline). 

This is not a campaign just to further my career.  Your donation, again, might actually be saving a life by helping to spread this message to victims who may in turn find the strength to seek the help they need.  This may sound like an overstatement or exaggeration but there are key words, there is subtle language in the lyrics that speaks to the abused.  Playing this song for victims has brought the same reaction - they have heard the message loud and clear.  It's my goal for all to hear this song and to either 1) as a victim, not feel so alone and perhaps be empowered or 2) as someone who has not been a victim, my hope is that they find understanding or are able to put themselves in the shoes of someone who is/has been in this situation.   

Without the money to get this off the ground it could be years before I have the funds needed to accomplish what I mentioned above.  PLEASE watch my gofundme video, spread the word, share this site and give generously.  

Special thanks to the video woman Kelly Clifton for the footage, Sean Cruz for the awesome editing (and cute quotes), Don Campbell for the Hippie Love Slave video snippet intro, Bradley Angle for the support you offer so many, to Aidean for the great production of "The Best Of Me" and to the lovely Veronica Puleo for the photo.


Often gofundme campaigns offer gifts for donations.  This campaign will eventually be donating a portion of the proceeds to a DV agency from the CD sales.  If you would like to forgo your gift so more funds can go towards the cause please let me know.   

What your donation will gift you:  

$25 - A signed copy of the full length CD, "The Best Of Me"
$50 - A signed copy of the CD and a Best of Me T Shirt
$100 - A signed copy of the CD, a T Shirt and a Grimm DVD with videos, interviews, live footage
$250 - A signed CD, T Shirt, DVD, your name on the the album thanks/credits and a live solo performance for your event (within 50 mile vicinity of Portland). 
$500 - A signed CD, T Shirt, DVD, your name on the the album thanks/credits plus my band performing for your event (again within a reasonable distance from Portland)
$1000  A signed CD, T'Shirt, DVD, your name on the the album thanks/credits, special appearance in the video (pending on your ability to travel to Portland on the day of the shoot)

Love and Hugs,


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Hello All,

This has been months in the planning but I'm finally getting my gofundme campaign off the ground. Please watch the video, read the script and SHARE!!! I will be forever grateful.

This isn't just another campaign asking for money for a needy musician. Yes, I am needy and telling the world that is not something I am comfortable doing but what I have I believe is worthy of my asking. I have a great song that could be an anthem for domestic violence, I have people on board to help and I have a fantastic organization that I will be helping in return. It's a win win - you give, you help others in need then I give to a group that helps even more in need.

I need the funds to get this off the ground, that is a reality and trying to do that on my own will take years so I am finally reaching out asking for the support. I hope you take the time to listen, watch and share with everyone you know.

Thanks so much!

Love and Hugs, Kathryn
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