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


FY 2023 Heritage Montgomery Mini-Grants

Materials for FY23 Mini-Grants are availible; applications will be due in September.

Please contact HM Executive Director Sarah Rogers ( to discuss your project prior to beginning your application.

FY22 Mini-Grant Awards

HM is pleased to announce our FY 2022 Mini-Grant awards. This year 12 projects were funded for a total of  $24,635.

  • Gaithersburg Community Museum – $2500 for the Gaithersburg African American History Project
  • King Barn Dairy MOOseum – $2500 for MOOseum outreach and strategy development
  • Latvian Museum – $950 for a museum rack card and web site development
  • The Menare Foundation (Button Farm) – $2500 for website development
  • Montgomery County Food Council – $2500 for the Food and Beverage Guide
  • Montgomery Countryside Alliance – $2500 for the 15th Annual Ride for the Reserve
  • National Capital Trolley Museum – $2500 for a museum brochure, wayfinding, and signage development
  • Peerless Rockville – $2500 for marketing and rebranding
  • Sandy Spring Museum – $2500 for their transcription project
  • Sandy Spring Slave Museum – $2000 for brochure and book production
  • Sugarland Ethno-History Project – $2490 for a security system upgrade
  • Warren Historic Site Committee – $1695 for a security system