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Defending Basic Freedoms

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Social
Justice and Anti-Discrimination Initiatives

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Herb Block Foundation

LOI Date:

10/06/21

Deadline Date:

12/15/21 6:00 PM for hard copy submissions

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for initiatives that protect the rights of citizens and combat discrimination. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to applying. Funding is intended to eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public, and to safeguard basic freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. The Foundation will also consider contemporary societal issues that may arise.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174660

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 for the Defending Basic Freedoms and Encouraging Citizen Involvement Program areas may be national. Applicants for the Pathways Out of Poverty Program must be located in /and or provide services in the greater Washington, DC region which we define as the District of Columbia, the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and the city of Alexandria in Virginia and Montgomery, and Prince George's counties in Maryland.
-Grants will not be made for capital or endowment programs, nor for sectarian religious purposes.
-No more than 10% of a grant may go to indirect costs (outside of those for general operating support).
-Grants cannot be used for lobbying or other partisan purposes.

Pre-Application Information:

LOI's Due: 10/06/21
Full Proposal Invited: 11/17/21
Full Proposal Due: 12/15/21
Proposed Board Meeting: 1/18/2

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

To submit a hard copy, Letters of Inquiry must be received by mail or dropped off in The Herb Block Foundation's offices no later than 6:00 p.m. The Foundation does not accept Letters of Inquiry via email.

Your organization must choose to either proceed through the whole application process via online or hard copy. Those organizations that mailed in a Letter of Inquiry may use the WRAGs Common Grant Application if invited for a full proposal. Those organizations that submitted their Letter of Inquiry online will receive an email notification and a link to the Foundation's Online Full Proposal 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 Application: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2014?SA=SNA&FID=35026

The Herb Block Foundation
1730 M Street, NW, Suite #1020
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-223-8801
Fax: 202-223-8804
e-mail: info@herbblock.org

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Geographic Focus:

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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