Maryland Humanities Supports Twelve Maryland Organizations with Electoral Engagement Grants

December 4, 2020

(Baltimore, MD) – Maryland Humanities is pleased to award $20,034.60 to 12 Maryland organizations producing projects focusing on civic and electoral engagement: the grantees span six Maryland counties and Baltimore City.  These grants make up one component of the organization’s Voices and Votes Electoral Engagement Project (VVEEP).

Grants will go to: Allegany College of Maryland; Allegany Museum; Bold Beautiful Brilliant Girls Youth Empowerment Group; Global Health and Education Projects, Inc.; March on Maryland dba March on Foundation; Marietta House Museum; Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and Museum; Patapsco Heritage Greenway; Preservation Maryland; Prince George’s County Memorial Library System; Queen Anne’s County Historical Society; and Susanna Wesley House, Inc. The recipients are located in Allegany County, Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Queen Anne’s County.

VVEEP programming will consist of an oral history collection and an author event as well as these grants. VVEEP is supported by a $50,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation administered through the Federation for State Humanities Councils for its initiative entitled “Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation.” This initiative explores civic participation as it relates to electoral engagement in a multivocal democracy.                     

Lindsey Baker, Executive Director of Maryland Humanities, says: “This subject matter is critical any year, but especially this one. We appreciate being able to support this timely programming in a such a unique moment for our state and country.” She continues, “We look forward to this exploration of civic engagement with Marylanders.”

Learn more about the recently funded projects and VVEEP here.