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Nine Mini-Grants Awarded to Organizations in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Nov 04 2020

Nine Mini-Grants Awarded to Organizations in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces nine new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY21 mini-grant opportunity.
     The grants awarded this fall totaled $27,420 for overall projects of $85,558. This matching mini-grants program, made possible 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.
     This year, due to the continuing COVID-19 State of Emergency, the heritage areas have been authorized by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to allow the use of mini-grant funds for operating expenses. Five of the grants awarded are for heritage projects, and four were awarded for emergency operating funds to heritage organizations in the heritage area.
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Organizations with projects approved for Fall FY2021 Mini-Grant awards are:
— Annapolis Community Foundation, with Annapolis Greek Heritage Project, for an interpretive website with videos, images, and stories about Greek heritage in Annapolis, $4,000
— Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation, Inc., for “Anti-Racism Program Series,” $4,000
— Galesville Heritage Society, for a self-guided heritage tour brochure, $2,210
— Historic Annapolis, Inc., for “Annapolis: An American Story” visitor brochure, $2,710
— London Town Foundation, Inc., for “Interpretive Signage in Response to COVID-19,” $4,000
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Organizations awarded Emergency Operating funds (fully matched at least 1:1) are:
— Annapolis Maritime Museum, Inc., for $4,000
— Galesville Community Center Organization, for $1,250
— Ralph J. Bunche Community Center, Inc., for $1,250
— Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, for $4,000
For more information about the grant program, please visit the Mini-Grants page on the website, www.fourriversheritage.org.