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Maryland Humanities awards $910K through COVID relief program

Maryland Humanities announced $910,000 in funding for 91 Maryland nonprofit organizations through its Sustaining Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Recovery Grants Fund.

Recipients of the general operating grants – each  group received $10,000 – include museums, historic sites, preservation and historical societies, and community and cultural organizations. They are located in 19 Maryland counties, as well as the city of Baltimore. Combined with the 2020 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act Emergency Relief Grants Fund, Maryland Humanities has now awarded $1.425 million in COVID-19 relief funding to organizations in every Maryland county and the city of Baltimore.

The SHARP Recovery Grants Fund’s goal is to ensure that organizations can continue to provide opportunities for Maryland’s diverse communities to access and engage with public history, cultural heritage, and civic learning.  All SHARP recipients in Maryland have an annual budget of $300,000 or less, and have been adversely impacted by the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

These grants are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 appropriated by the U.S. Congress.

Grantees included are:

Organization Name County City
Allegany Museum Allegany Cumberland
Cumberland Theatre Allegany Cumberland
Frostburg Museum Association, Inc. Allegany Frostburg
Historic Frostburg, a Maryland Main Street Community Allegany Frostburg
Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation Allegany Mt. Savage
Chesapeake Children’s Museum Anne Arundel Annapolis
Friends of the Rising Sun Inn Anne Arundel Crownsville
Galesville Community Center Anne Arundel Galesville
Lost Towns Project Anne Arundel Gambrills
Captain Avery Museum Anne Arundel Shady Side
Historical Society of Baltimore County Baltimore Cockeysville
Writing Hearts Baltimore Glen Arm
Friends of Jerusalem Mill Baltimore Kingsville
Sisterhood Agenda Baltimore Owings Mills
Maryland Lynching Memorial Project Baltimore Towson
Preservation Alliance of Baltimore County Baltimore Towson
CHARM: Voices of Baltimore Youth (Fiscal Sponsor: Fund for Educational Excellence) Baltimore City Baltimore
CityLit Project Baltimore City Baltimore
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center Baltimore City Baltimore
Maryland Women’s Heritage Center Baltimore City Baltimore
Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive Baltimore City Baltimore
Muse 360 Arts Baltimore City Baltimore
New Lens Baltimore City Baltimore
Poe Baltimore Baltimore City Baltimore
Raymond Banks ‘A Way With Words’ Foundation Baltimore City Baltimore
Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures Baltimore City Baltimore
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Association Baltimore City Baltimore
Writers in Baltimore Schools Baltimore City Baltimore
Bayside History Museum Calvert North Beach
Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Calvert St. Leonard
Downtown Sykesville Connection Carroll Sykesville
Union Mills Homestead Foundation Carroll Westminster
Historical Society of Cecil County Cecil Elkton
The Women’s Civic League of North East Cecil North East
Farm Heritage Conservancy Charles West Friendship
Friends of Maxwell Hall Charles Hughesville
Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park Charles La Plata
Neighborhood Creative Arts Center Charles La Plata
Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco Charles Port Tobacco
Life Journeys Writers Club Charles Waldorf
Alpha Genesis Community Development Corporation Dorchester Cambridge
Dorchester County Historical Society Dorchester Cambridge
Groove City Black Heritage & Culture Group Dorchester Cambridge
Richardson Maritime Museum Dorchester Cambridge
Brunswick Potomac Foundation Frederick Brunswick
African-American Resources Cultural and Heritage Society (AARCH) Frederick Frederick
Frederick County Landmarks Foundation Frederick Frederick
Catoctin Furnace Historical Society Frederick Thurmont
Global Z Recording Project Frederick Urbana
Garrett Lakes Arts Festival Garrett McHenry
The Historical Society of Harford County Harford Bel Air
Hosanna School Museum Harford Darlington
Friends of the Concord Point Lighthouse Harford Havre de Grace
Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center Harford Havre de Grace
Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace Harford Havre de Grace
Eastern Shore Heritage Kent Chestertown
G.A.R. Post #25, Sumner Hall Kent Chestertown
Historical Society of Kent County Kent Chestertown
Chevy Chase Historical Society Montgomery Chevy Chase
Menare Foundation Montgomery Germantown
Sugarland Ethno History Project Montgomery Poolesville
Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation Montgomery Rockville
Warren Historic Site Committee Montgomery Rockville
Docs In Progress Montgomery Silver Spring
National Capital Radio and Television Museum Prince George’s Bowie
EducArte Prince George’s College Park
Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts Prince George’s Fort Washington
National Museum of Language Prince George’s Greenbelt
Laurel Historical Society Prince George’s Laurel
Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center Prince George’s North Brentwood
Bold Beautiful Brilliant Girls Youth Empowerment Group Prince George’s Upper Marlboro
Prince George’s County Historical Society Prince George’s Upper Marlboro
Crisfield Heritage Foundation Somerset Crisfield
Somerset County Historical Society Somerset Princess Anne
Friends of St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museums St. Mary’s Colton’s Point
St. Mary’s County Historical Society St. Mary’s Leonardtown
Talbot Historical Society Talbot Easton
Oxford Museum Talbot Oxford
The Water’s Edge Museum Talbot Oxford
Tilghman Waterman’s Museum Talbot Tilghman
Boonsboro Historical Society Washington Boonsboro
Camp Ritchie Museum Washington Cascade
Doleman Black Heritage Museum Washington Hagerstown
Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum Washington Hagerstown
Washington County Historical Society Washington Hagerstown
Friends of Tolson’s Chapel Washington Sharpsburg
Beach to Bay Heritage Area Worcester Berlin
Berlin Heritage Foundation Worcester Berlin
Delmarva Discovery Center & Museum Worcester Pocomoke City
Friends of the Julia A. Purnell Museum Worcester Snow Hill
Furnace Town Foundation Worcester Snow Hill