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Herb Block Foundation


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The Foundation, funded by political cartoonist Herb Block, is committed to defending the basic freedoms guaranteed all Americans. It’s also committed to improving the conditions of the poor and underprivileged through the creation or support of charitable and educational programs with the same goals. The Foundation’s Encouraging Citizen Involvement program seeks to help ensure a responsible, responsive democratic government through citizen involvement. Programs may focus on citizen education, greater voter participation in the electoral process, or citizen oversight of governmental agencies. All projects must be nonpartisan and may not involve lobbying for specific legislation or candidates. Applicants must be located in or provide services in the greater Washington, D.C. region including 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. Additional information is available on the Web site.

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