Projects to Encourage Citizen Involvement

Posted by Herb Block Foundation on June 5, 2017

Herb Block Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects to Encourage Citizen Involvement

When Herb Block died in October 2001, he left $50 million and instructions to create a foundation that would encourage the art of editorial cartooning and support charitable and educational programs aimed at promoting 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. The foundation also seeks to provide educational opportunities through scholarships and to promote editorial cartooning through continuing research.

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 related to citizen education and 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 a 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service.

Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than June 7. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 8, 2017.

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


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