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Emily Ross, Program Officer, Grants
Camilla Sandoval, Program Coordinator, Grants

Grants Committee Home

Please follow the directions provided here to enter the online Grants Portal and evaluate your assigned applications. Thank you for serving on Maryland Humanities’ Grants Committee. 

  • How do I logon to the GRANTS PORTAL?

    To begin electronically reviewing your grants you must logon to the Online Grants Portal or “Foundant.”  Click the blue button to go to the logon page.


    To enter your “Dashboard” home page and review your assigned applications:

    • Enter your username:    youremail@address.com
    • Enter your password:     If your regular password doesn’t work, try:    humanities

    If you need to reset your password or have other questions, please email Adrienne at acassara@mdhumanities.org or by phone at 410-246-9415.

  • How do I review my assigned applications?
    Follow these instructions navigate your assigned grant applications:

    • Click on [Board Member] under the “Application Evaluation Assigned” heading on your Dashboard.
    • You will be directed to your grant application list. This list will update the Score and Status as you complete your evaluations.  NOTE: From this list, clicking on this icon will open the Ranking & Review from.

    Select an application to read from your list by clicking on its blue #1100 Grant Project Title (located under “PROJECT TITLE”) then clicking on this icon to VIEW APPLICATION.

    • You may use the tab marked [DOCUMENTS] to view the Coversheet for this applicant.
    • Once you have read the application and are ready to enter your review and comments, click on [Return to Application Evaluation Assigned] to go back to your grant application list.

    • Click on the REVIEW icon to the right of the Score and Status headings. This will open the Ranking & Review from where you will be able to read the evaluation questions, rank the grant, and add any additional comments.

    • Please be sure to click [Save] at the bottom right of the page once you have completed your rankings. You may [Save] your progress at any time and return to finish your review while the Evaluator process is open.

  • What if I'm having an issue?

    The Online Grants Portal works best in Google Chrome or Firefox. In the past, we’ve had problems viewing with Internet Explorer.

    If you have other questions, please contact Adrienne at acassara@mdhumanities.org or at 410-246-9415.

    Helpful Hints:

    • Clicking the house icon along the top panel will take you back to your “Dashboard” home page.
    • You will only see the grants that you have been assigned to review.
    • Your rankings will be tabulated with the rankings of the other assigned evaluators by Adrienne and will be available during the Grants Committee Meeting.

  • “It is difficult to properly express our gratitude to Maryland Humanities for the help and support that we received through the grant-making process and through the project. The grant was crucial to the success of the project, and instrumental in bringing the poet (and 2016 MacArthur Fellow) Claudia Rankine to our campus. As the author of “Citizen: An America Lyric,” Rankine’s powerful reading and discussion of her work provided the anchor for our programming about public education and the role it plays in shaping the political citizen… (Maryland Humanities staff) were a constant source of encouragement and support–and we are proud to have been one of the projects that it recognized this year.”

    Dr. Kimberly Coles ~ Chair, Education and Citizenship Project Committee, University of Maryland College Park
  • “We had a great experience working with Maryland Humanities. Your team was very hands on, provided clear guidelines and seemed glad to assist us throughout our process. Thank you so much for the support we received to carry out our event and do much needed social justice work in our city.”

    New Lens, Humanities Fund for Baltimore grantee
  • “Without support from Maryland Humanities, we never could have put together an exhibit and programming at this scale. This support allowed us to cover many more writers, artists and musicians in the exhibit than we otherwise could have done. It enabled us to offer at lease 50 percent more programming than we could have done on our own. The funds also enabled us to promote the exhibit and programs to a wider market. Furthermore, knowing there was a chance for this grant to be awarded, we felt able to apply for (even more) support from the local cultural arts board… We are enormously grateful.”

    Carol Allen, Director for the Library & Hays-Heighe House, Harford Community College, Major Grant recipient
  • “Funding from the Maryland Humanities to distribute our first publication allowed Wide Angle Youth Media to expand our reach and share youth voice in a way we have never done before. With your support, this project has not only been successful in programmatic outcomes, but has inspired and empowered young people, giving them the platform to become published artists and share their voices in our city and beyond.”

    Wide Angle Youth Media, Humanities Fund for Baltimore grantee, Baltimore City
  • “This Maryland Humanities grant is absolutely vital to the mission of our non-profit organization devoted to archaeological research and public education. Simply put, we could not have carried out our ambitious exhibit projects without this much-appreciated support. Maryland Humanities has enabled us to share meaningful stories and engage audiences in innovative and creative ways. The platform they have provided strengthens our organization and the community we serve. Thank you!”

    Lost Towns Project, Inc., Major Grant recipient, Anne Arundel County
  • “We have truly enjoyed every funding experience with Maryland Humanities – mostly because it feels like a collaborative relationship. The staff at (Maryland Humanities) is very helpful when preparing grant proposals and reports, and we love seeing (Maryland Humanities) administrators attending our performances and other programming.”

    Center Stage, Humanities Fund for Baltimore grantee, Baltimore City
  • “It is difficult to properly express our gratitude to Maryland Humanities for the help and support that we received through the grant-making process and through the project…The support of (Maryland Humanities) was not in funding alone. By including a spot about the initiative in (their) Humanities Connection program on WYPR, Maryland Humanities did much to help promote our initiative and alert the general public about the program that we were running in the early months of the fall.”

    Dr. Kimberly Coles ~ Chair, Education and Citizenship Project Committee, University of Maryland College Park
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