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Six Spring Mini-Grants Awarded to Non-Profit Organizations in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County

May 07 2015

Six Spring Mini-Grants Awarded to Non-Profit Organizations in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces six new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our spring mini-grant opportunity. The grants totaled $11,700 for projects totaling $56,843, making the combined total for FY2015 mini-grants awarded (both fall and spring) to $21,055, for total projects of more than $83,000. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the twelfth year through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative partnerships, and enhance local cultural historic resources and heritage tourism. Organizations and projects approved for FY2015 Spring Mini-grant awards are:

  • Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, Inc., for a “Field Guide to Historic Galesville”, a booklet aimed at improving the visitor experience
  • Carroll House Front Entrance Project, for Interpretive Signage and Guide Materials for the Front Door Restoration
  • Chase Home, Inc., for a “Chase Home Visitors’ Brochure”
  • Friends of the Maryland State Archives, for its 2015 Family History Festival, a free community festivaland open house planned for Fall, 2015
  • Galesville Community Center, Inc., for “Hometown Heroes” Community Programs, a series of programs related to the upcoming Smithsonian exhibit to visit Galesville
  • Maryland Federation of Art, for promotion and materials for “Paint Annapolis 2015”

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County, one of Maryland’s 13 certified heritage areas, is a partnership among the State of Maryland, Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, the town of Highland Beach, and local historic sites, heritage organizations, and heritage-related businesses, to encourage economic vitality through historic preservation and heritage tourism. For more information, please contact Executive Director Carol Benson at the Four Rivers office at 410-222-1805, or by sending an e-mail to heritage_area@aacounty.org, or visit our website at www.fourriversheritage.org.