Mini Grants

The Heritage Montgomery Mini-Grant Program supports non-profit organizations and local government entities that contribute to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the unique history, culture, and natural areas of the county.

Grants of $500 to $2,500 are awarded annually for programs consistent with Heritage Montgomery’s mission:

– Enhancing Montgomery County’s appeal to travelers who love history and culture
– Encouraging residents and visitors to understand and appreciate the history, culture, and natural areas of the county
– Promoting tourism and economic activity
– Fostering preservation and stewardship of historic buildings and sites
– Providing and encouraging others to provide interpretive and educational programs and services about local heritage
– Implementing, within Montgomery County, the provisions of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority

Grants require a 100% match, at least 50% of which must be cash.  All applicants MUST contact HM Executive Director Sarah Rogers (301-515-0753) to discuss their projects before submitting a Mini-Grant application.


Application Materials for FY18 Mini Grants

Application materials for FY 2018 Heritage Montgomery Mini Grants are available below. Applications are due by September 21, 2017 for projects to be completed by June 29, 2018. After reading the Guidelines, please contact HM to discuss your project prior to beginning your application.

FY18 Mini-Grant Guidelines
FY18 Mini-Grant Application, Narrative
FY18 Mini-Grant Application, Budget
FY18 Mini-Grant Sample Budget


Heritage Montgomery
FY 2017 Mini-Grant Awards

Heritage Montgomery is pleased to announce 11 Awards for a total of $22,270!

  • Historic Takoma, Takoma Park – $2000 for storefront enhancements, exhibit improvements, and brochure development
  • King Barn Dairy MOOseum, Boyds – $2500 to develop a MOOseum Information Management System
  • Montgomery Countryside Alliance, Poolesville – $2500 for the 3rd annual Field & Fiddle Festival
  • Montgomery County Historical Society, Rockville – $2250 for Montgomery County History Day 2017
  • Montgomery County Joint Law Enforcement Museum, Rockville – $500 for equipment for a new law enforcement museum in the Red Brick Courthouse
  • National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville – $2500 to upgrade the “From Streetcars to Light Rail” interactive exhibit
  • Peerless Rockville, Rockville – $1200 for portable pop-up banners to promote Peerless in the community
  • Sandy Spring Friends Monthly Meeting, Sandy Spring – $2500 for research on the historic 1817 Quaker Meeting House
  • Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring – $2000 to install new flooring for social dance programs
  • Sugarloaf Regional Trails, Barnesville – $1820 for Heritage Days 2017 programming
  • Warren Historic Site Committee, Poolesville/Dickerson – $2500 for restoration of windows in the historic African American church