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 ( to discuss their projects before submitting a Mini-Grant application.

FY 2022 Heritage Montgomery Mini Grants

Materials for FY22 Mini Grants will be available in August 2021. For reference, please see application materials from FY21:

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

Congratulations FY21 Mini-Grant Awardees!

HM was very pleased to fund all of our FY 21 Mini-Grant applicants and support eleven excellent projects in the heritage area for a total of $19,205.

Germantown Historical Society, Germantown
$1000 for a Bank Archive Project

Glen Echo Park Partnership, Glen Echo
$1000 for a Dentzel Carousel Video

The Menare Foundation, Germantown
$600 to Design, Update & Replenish Marketing Materials

Montgomery Countryside Alliance, Poolesville
$2350 for Ag Reserve Video Vignettes

Montgomery Preservation, Inc., Silver Spring
$2500 for the Re-Imagining MPI Planning Project

Peerless Rockville, Rockville
$2500 for a Rockville Underground Railroad Brochure

Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
$2500 to Document Historic Black Communities, Year 2

Sandy Spring Slave Museum, Sandy Spring
$1875 for a Sandy Spring African American Heritage Trail

Smithville School & Museum Center, Silver Spring
$2500 for a Site and Parking Development Project

Town of Brookeville, Brookeville
$700 for Interpretive Sign Replacement

Warren Historic Site Committee, Dickerson
$1680 for a Security System for Warren Historic Site