The Herb Block Foundation uses a two-step process for evaluating grant proposals: (please send submissions via mail; not email. thank you)
1. Organizations that wish to apply for a grant are required to first submit one Letter of Inquiry briefly describing, in two to three pages, the proposed project's purpose, operation, target audience, timeline, costs, and anticipated impacts. (See the panel "Application Forms" for the full list of items to be included in this Letter.) All organizations who send in a letter of inquiry will receive a letter by mail letting them know if the Foundation is requesting a full proposal or not.
2. If after reviewing the Letter of Inquiry, the Foundation selects the project for further consideration then a Full Proposal, using the Washington Grantmakers' Common Grant Application, will be invited. Please note that a request for a Full Proposal does not guarantee that a project will be funded, and that only full proposals which have been invited by the Foundation will be considered.
Note: this includes current and past grantees
Application Timetable - Fiscal Year 2013
|Defending Basic Freedoms||10/03/13||11/14/13||12/18/13||1/22/14|
|Pathways Out of Poverty||2/06/14||3/19/14||4/23/14||5/21/14|
|Encouraging Citizen Involvement||6/05/13||7/12/13||8/15/13||9/19/13|
We anticipate that The Herb Block Foundation will generally have three Board meetings per year reviewing grant applications, in January, May, and September. Grants will be considered according to the following schedule:
January: Defending Basic Freedoms
March: Providing Higher Educational Opportunities
Promoting Editorial Cartooning
May: Pathways Out of Poverty
September: Encouraging Citizen Involvement
The Foundation's fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.
Please contact the Foundation if you have any further questions. And please visit this website regularly for our latest information.
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