The Heritage Fund, a cooperative effort of Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust, provides direct assistance for the protection of historical and cultural resources and promotes innovative demonstration projects that can be successfully replicated to meet Maryland’s historic preservation needs.
Donor Name: Preservation Maryland
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $10,000
The Fund is intended to serve the needs of tangible cultural resources in Maryland that are not likely to be met through existing Preservation Maryland and Maryland Historical Trust programs. Along with historic sites, buildings, districts, and objects, projects benefiting archaeological resources are eligible for funding.
The minimum grant is $1,000 and the maximum grant is $10,000.
- Projects must be located in the state of Maryland
- Stabilization or acquisition of endangered historic properties
- Feasibility studies, architectural plans, structural assessments, and historic structure reports
- Projects benefiting archaeological resources including curatorial services, “bricks and mortar” repairs, and restoration Educational, research, and planning efforts related to resource preservation
- Organizational development for local preservation organizations – including but not limited to board and volunteer development, establishing strategic planning goals, membership development, marketing plans, fundraising activities, and media relations. Collaborative projects are encouraged.
- Legal services engaged to protect endangered historic resources – including structures, sites, archaeological resources, or the creation or strengthening of a local preservation ordinance.
Nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions are eligible to apply.
Criteria for Grant Awards
The following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee to evaluate and select projects for funding, on a competitive basis, that meet the purposes and priorities of the Fund:
- Relative historical and cultural significance of the resource(s)
- Urgency of the need for financial assistance
- Provision for long-term resource preservation
- Administrative capability of the applicant
- Extent to which the project stimulates or promotes other preservation activities
- Educational value of the project
- Demonstrative and innovative value of the project
- Extent to which the project leverages other sources of financial assistance
- Readiness of the applicant to initiate and complete the project
- Extent to which the project contributes to the equitable geographic distribution of Heritage Fund money across the State
For more information, visit Heritage Fund Grants.