Maryland Humanities Awards $5,200 to Nonprofits in Four Maryland Counties

April 18, 2019

(Baltimore, MD) — Maryland Humanities is pleased to award a total of $5,200 in mini grant funding to organizations in Maryland’s Capital Region, Southern Maryland, and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The mini grant recipients are: Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park, Friends of the St. Clements Island and Piney Point Museums, Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, and The Writer’s Center. Recipients are located in Frederick, St. Mary’s, Dorchester, and Montgomery Counties.

Projects funded in this round of awards include discussions about gender to complement a stage production of Pride and Prejudice, audio guides to enhance a history tour on the Lower Eastern Shore, and a conference about writers and fictional characters with autism.

Maryland Humanities provides mini grants (up to $1,200) and major grants (up to $10,000). Funding goes to nonprofit organizations that use the humanities (literature, philosophy, history, etc.) to inspire Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities. Grant criteria encourage free public programming in many forms.

Maryland Humanities’ Grants Program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Maryland Historical Trust in the Maryland Department of Planning, and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

Learn more about the grant recipients for this round (and previous ones) here. Learn more about our Grants Program, eligibility, and deadlines here.

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