Maryland Humanities Awards Nearly $65,000 in Grants to 7 Maryland Nonprofits

June 19, 2020

(Baltimore) – Maryland Humanities is pleased to award $64,992 in major grant funding to the following Maryland organizations: Bloc by Block News: Maryland; Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts; From the Heart Productions; Historic Takoma; Imagination Stage; MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety; and The United Covenant Union. The grantees are located or pursuing projects in Howard County, Prince George’s County, Baltimore County, Montgomery County, and Somerset County. Projects funded include a history-based performance series centering on the Black family, a workshop series for immigrant youth, and a multimedia literary journal featuring health-related writing.

Major grants provide support of up to $10,000 per recipient. Funding goes to nonprofit organizations that use the humanities—literature, philosophy, history, and other disciplines—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 also offers mini grants with support of up to $1,200 per recipient.

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.

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


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