Maryland Humanities Awards $74,100 to Nine Nonprofits for Lifelong-Learning Projects in Maryland

June 21, 2019

(Baltimore) – Maryland Humanities is pleased to award a total of $74,100 in grant funding to organizations based or creating projects in Allegany County, Baltimore City, St. Mary’s County, and Wicomico County. The grant recipients are:  Baltimore Museum of Industry; Bay Journal Media; CHARM: Writers in Schools; Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation; Hippodrome Foundation; Historic Sotterley; St. Mary’s College of Maryland Foundation; The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University; and Writers in Baltimore Schools.

Projects funded in this round of awards include a documentary film about an African American community in Wicomico County; a poetry project where Baltimore middle school students will dig into the Baltimore Sun archives; and the Remembering Bethlehem Steel Program Series, which is a photography exhibit examining the disappearance of industrial life and the neighborhoods surrounding Sparrows Point and public programming complementing the exhibit.

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 recently funded projects here and learn more about our Grants Program, eligibility, and deadlines here.

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