Pathways Out of Poverty Program

Grants to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Nonprofits for Literacy and Vocational Programming

GrantWatch ID#: 174661
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Herb Block Foundation



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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia nonprofit organizations to help young people in the Greater Washington area succeed academically and in the workforce. LOIs are due by February 3. The focus of this program is to provide youth and adults in need a chance to gain a quality education.

For projects serving youth, The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals which focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people. Projects may include in-school and community-based educational programs, after-school activities, and mentoring programs. Programs designed to increase high school graduation rates are encouraged to apply.

For projects serving adults, The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals to provide literacy education and GED preparation, and to offer vocational training and job placement.

$5,000 - $25,000

Grants will be considered for one year's funding.

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

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.

The Herb Block Foundation uses a two-step process for evaluating grant proposals: a Letter of Inquiry and a Full Proposal.

-LOIs Due: February 3, 2017
-Full Proposal Invited: March 16, 2017
-Full Proposal Due: April 20, 2017
-Proposed Board Meeting: May 23, 2017

LOIs are submitted online. If invited, applicants may use the Common Grant Application to submit a full proposal.

Common Grant Application:

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

Submit an LOI online:

The Herb Block Foundation
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 901
Washington, DC 20036

P: 202-223-8801
F: 202-223-8804

Nonprofits 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.

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USA: Maryland;   Virginia;   Washington, DC

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