Maryland Humanities Awards Nearly $100,000 to Nonprofits in Maryland

July 9, 2021

(Baltimore, MD) – Maryland Humanities is pleased to announce it has awarded $99,498 in grants to 10 organizations based in in Maryland. The grantees span Baltimore City and six Maryland counties:  Caroline County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County, and Talbot County.

The following organizations will receive major grant funding: African-American Resources Cultural Heritage Society (AARCH), Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, CHARM, Chesapeake Film Festival, Civic Works, Docs in Progress, Historic Sotterley, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Minary’s Dream Alliance, and Pride of Baltimore. 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.

Projects funded in this most recent round of awards include virtual writing workshops for youth featuring Maryland authors; lectures and discussions at a film festival; and a conversation on race, slavery, and reparative action in the 21st Century.

Maryland Humanities’ Grants Program is undergoing a structural shift: the organization will announce details later this year. Because of this, the round of Major Grants (up to $10,000 per recipient) announced here is the final in this format. The application period for a final round of Mini Grants (up to $1,200 per recipient) closed on July 1. Maryland Humanities’ Grants Program is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with grant awards being funded by the State of Maryland.

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

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