Maryland Humanities Awards $70,660 in Grants to 11 Maryland Nonprofits

February 2, 2021

(Baltimore) – Maryland Humanities is pleased to award $70,660 to 11 organizations based in or creating projects in Maryland. The grantees span four Maryland counties and Baltimore City: recipients are located in Baltimore City, Caroline County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County.

Maryland Humanities’ major grants provide support up to $10,000 per recipient. Mini grants provide support up to $1,200 per recipient. 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.

The following organizations will receive a total of $65,969 in major grant funding: Adkins Arboretum, CityLit Project, The Literacy Project, Main Street Connect, Maryland Center for History & Culture, The Global Z Recording Project, and Sugarland Ethno History Project.Afro Charities; Baltimore Architecture Foundation, InterAct Story Theatre Education Association, and Shepherd University will receive a combined total of $4,700 in mini grant funding.

Projects funded in this most recent round of awards include an audio recording set-up encouraging Marylanders to detail how COVID-19 has affected them; a set of digital resources connecting plant life to traditions of Indigenous Marylanders; and an interpretive exhibit and public programming reframing the Civil Rights era in Maryland.

To learn more about the grantees, our Grants Program, eligibility, and deadlines, visit

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