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Encouraging Citizen Involvement

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Projects to Increase
Voter Participation and Citizen Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Herb Block Foundation

LOI Date:

06/04/20

Deadline Date:

08/06/20 5:00 PM Receipt for mail or hand delivery; Midnight for online submittal

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that promote increased voter participation and citizen education. Interested applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support nonpartisan projects aimed at furthering citizen involvement that will, in turn, ensure a responsive, responsible democratic government.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181037

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 will be considered.

Term of Contract:

Grants will be considered for one year's funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be nonprofit organizations classified as 501(c)(3) organizations by the Internal Revenue Service. Applicants may be national.

No more than 10% of a grant may go to indirect costs (outside of those for general operating support).

Grants will not be made for capital or endowment programs, nor for sectarian religious purposes.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Timetable:

- LOI's Due: 6/4/20
- Full Proposal Invited: 7/16/20
- Full Proposal Due: 8/6/20
- Proposed Board Meeting: 9/22/20

Applicant organizations must choose to proceed through the whole application process either via online submission or hard copy.

The Herb Block Foundation uses a two-step process for evaluating grant proposals:

1. Organizations that wish to apply for a grant are required to first submit a Letter of Inquiry.

- Letters of Inquiry must be received by mail or dropped off in The Herb Block Foundation's offices no later than 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date. (Note: Letters of Inquiry are not accepted via email.)
- Online applications must be submitted by midnight of the deadline date.

2. The Foundation selects projects for further consideration with an invitation for a Full Proposal.

- Those organizations that mailed in a Letter of Inquiry will receive their request for the Full Proposal by mail. The Foundation will then expect a hard copy full proposal.
- Those organizations that submitted a Letter of Inquiry online will receive email notification and a link to the Foundation's Online Full Proposal Application.

Common Grant Application: https://www.washingtongrantmakers.org/common-grant-application

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Letter of Inquiry: https://www.grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapplication.aspx%3fSA%3dSNA%26FID%3d35026%26sid%3d2014&SA=SNA&FID=35026&sid=2014

To provide one copy of the Letter of Inquiry via mail or hand delivery, submit to either Marcela Brane (President) or Sarah Alex (Executive Director) at:

The Herb Block Foundation
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 1020
Washington DC 20036
info@herbblock.org
202-223-8801

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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