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.
Now Available: Application Materials
for FY20 Mini Grants
Note that changes to the application process are indicated in red in the Guidelines.
Please contact HM Executive Director Sarah Rogers (301-515-0753) to discuss your project prior to beginning your application.
Applications are due Thursday, September 19 and awards will be announced mid-October.
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
- FY 2018 Mini Grants
- FY 2017 Mini Grants
- FY 2016 Mini Grants
- FY 2015 Mini Grants
- FY 2014 Mini Grants
- FY 2013 Mini Grants
- FY 2012 Mini Grants, 2nd round
- FY 2012 Mini Grants
- FY 2011 Mini Grants
- FY 2011 Mini Grants, 2nd round
- FY 2010 Mini Grants
- FY 2010 Mini Grants, 2nd round
- FY 2009 Mini Grants
- FY 2008 Mini Grants
- FY 2007-2006 Mini Grants
- FY 2005 Mini Grants