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.


Congratulations FY 2019 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 $26,600!

B-CC Izaak Walton League of America, Poolesville
… $1100 for Interpretive signs on “native vs. invasive” demonstration plant beds

King Barn Dairy MOOseum, Boyds
… $2500 for the MOO-IMS mapping project, phase 2

The Menare Foundation, Germantown
… $2500 for publication of “The Underground Railroad in Maryland”

Montgomery Countryside Alliance, Poolesville
… $2500 for the 2018 Ride for the Reserve

Montgomery County Food Council, Bethesda
… $2500 for publication of the 2018 Montgomery County Food & Beverage Guide

Montgomery County Historical Society, Rockville
… $2500 for the 2019 Montgomery County History Conference

National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville
… $1150 for new and replacement museum signage

Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring
… $2500 for phase 1 of landscaping & hardscaping upgrades

Sandy Spring Slave Museum, Sandy Spring
… $1850 for the museum’s Speaker Series: programs & events

Sugarland Ethno-History Project, Poolesville
… $2500 for floor repair & mold abatement at St. Paul

Washington Revels, Silver Spring
… $2500 for interviews & research to develop African American heritage performances
… $2500 for development of African American heritage performance pieces


Applications for FY20 Mini Grants will be available in August 2019. For reference, please see the FY19 materials below while remembering there maybe be changes in FY20.

FY19 Mini-Grant Guidelines
FY19 Mini-Grant Application, Narrative
FY19 Mini-Grant Application, Budget
FY19 Mini-Grant Sample Budget