Maryland Humanities Awards $83,154 in Grants to Nonprofits
(Baltimore) – Maryland Humanities awarded a total of $83,154 in grant funding to fifteen Maryland organizations. The organization awarded $77,450 in major grants (up to $10,000) and $5,704 in mini grants (up to $1,200). Grant recipients are spread throughout Western Maryland, the Capital Region, Central Maryland, and Maryland’s Eastern Shore: this round of funding supports Maryland organizations in six counties and Baltimore City.
The major grant recipients are: Community College of Baltimore County Foundation; Coppin State University Development Foundation; Educate One Project (Strong City Baltimore); Garrett Lakes Arts Festival; Katipunan Filipino American Association of Maryland; Producer’s Club of Maryland (Maryland Film Festival); Stone Soup Productions; Towson University; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Wide Angle Youth Media.
The following organizations will receive mini grants: Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, The Historical Society of Baltimore County, Pocomoke High School, Salisbury Middle School, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
Maryland Humanities provides grants 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.
Projects funded in this recent round of awards include a student film festival, a symposium about Laurel Cemetery and African American burial sites, and a video, photography, and art exhibit centered on Filipino immigrants in Maryland.