HM 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; for FY21, at least 25% of which must be cash. All applicants MUST contact HM Executive Director Sarah Rogers (director@heritagemontgomery.org) to discuss their projects before submitting a Mini-Grant application.


FY 2021 Heritage Montgomery Mini Grants

Application materials for FY 2021 HM Mini Grants are now available!

Please contact HM Executive Director Sarah Rogers (director@heritagemontgomery.org) to discuss your project prior to beginning your application.

Applications are due Thursday, September 17 and awards will be announced in late October.


Congratulations FY 2020 Mini-Grant Awardees!

HM was very pleased to fund all of our Mini-Grant applicants this year and support twelve great projects in the heritage area for a total of $25,175!

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Art & Culture, Glen Echo
$1950 for videos celebrating the 1921 Dentzel carousel’s 100th anniversary

Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Clarksburg
$525 for heritage-themed participatory musical programs

King Barn Dairy MOOseum, Boyds
$2500 funding phase 4 of the dairy farm mapping exhibit and webpage

Montgomery Countryside Alliance, Poolesville
$2500 supporting the Ride for the Reserve bike ride

Montgomery County Food Council, Bethesda
$2500 to update the Montgomery County Food & Beverage Guide

Montgomery County Historical Society, Rockville
$2500 in funding for the 2020 Montgomery County History Conference

Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville
$1900 in support of Montgomery County History Day

Rustic Road Advisory Committee, Montgomery Planning
$2500 for a Rustic Road Tour brochure

Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
$2500 for a cultural study of historically black communities

Sandy Spring Slave Museum, Sandy Spring
$1850 supporting a seminar and cultural event series

Town of Brookeville, Brookeville
$1700 to replace 15-star flags and flagpoles

Warren Historic Site Committee, Dickerson
$2250 for repair and replacement of a sign/marquee

Additionally, two separately funded HM grants were also awarded:

Friends of Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg
$2500 for Grusendorf Log House roof repairs

Sugarland Ethno-History Project, Poolesville
$2500 for accessible ramp repair and tree removal