For Immediate Release
Contact: Sarah Weissman, Communications Specialist
(410) 685-4186 | [email protected]
Date: December 17, 2018
MARYLAND HUMANITIES AWARDS $83,154 IN GRANTS TO NONPROFITS
Five Baltimore City Projects Awarded
(Baltimore, MD) – 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 in Baltimore County; Coppin State University Development Foundation in Baltimore City; Educate One Project (Strong City Baltimore) in Baltimore City; Garrett Lakes Arts Festival in Garrett County; Katipunan Filipino American Association of Maryland in Baltimore County; Producer’s Club of Maryland (Maryland Film Festival) in Baltimore City; Stone Soup Productions in Baltimore City; Towson University in Baltimore County; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Wide Angle Youth Media in Baltimore City.
The following organizations will receive mini grants: Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts in Prince George's County, The Historical Society of Baltimore County, Pocomoke High School in Worcester County, Salisbury Middle School in Wicomico County, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Washington Coutny.
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.
Learn more about the grant recipients for this round (and previous ones) here. Learn more about our Grants Program, eligibility, and deadlines here.