Herb Block Foundation

Citizen Engagement Projects

Posted on February 5, 2019

Herb Block Foundation Accepting Applications for Citizen Engagement Projects

When Herb Block died in October 2001, he left $50 million with instructions to create a foundation that would encourage the art of editorial cartooning and support charitable and educational programs that promote and support the causes he championed during his seventy-two years of cartooning. As such, the Herb Block Foundation is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice, and improving the condition of the poor and underprivileged.

As part of this mission, the foundation, through its Encouraging Citizen Involvement program, will award grants of up to $25,000 in support of projects that advance citizen education and lead to greater voter participation in the electoral process. All projects must be nonpartisan and may not involve lobbying for specific legislation or candidates.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization classified as 501(c)(3) organizations by the Internal Revenue Service.

Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than June 5, 2019. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by July 11, 2019.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Herb Block Foundation website.

Deadline: June 5, 2019 (Letters of Inquiry)

https://www.herbblockfoundation.org/grant-programs/encouraging-citizen-involvement


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