Established in 1994, the Heritage Fund is a cooperative effort of Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust, which 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. Open once a year, the Heritage Fund is intended to serve the needs of tangible cultural resources located in Maryland that are not likely to be met through existing Preservation Maryland and Maryland Historical Trust programs.
The Heritage Fund is open to applications from non-profit organizations and units of local government and eligible projects fall into three general categories: education & research, planning & feasibility, and repair & rehabilitation.
The Heritage Fund, a cooperative effort of Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust, has selected its 2023 award recipients. The Fund 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
The Heritage Fund grant program has provided vital funds for preservation projects across Maryland for decades. Before announcing the FY23 recipients in the coming weeks, Preservation Maryland is again sharing the progress of a past Heritage Fund project. Washington County Historical Trust’s Saylor House, a c. 1800 stone structure that played an important role in the Antietam Fish Company, one of America’s first documented fish conservation and stocking companies in the 1820s, has recently seen restoration of its kitchen, breezeway, and the stairs.
The FY23 Heritage Fund grant cycle is currently open. As you prepare your application, read more about the success of three past-awarded projects from across the state.
Non-profit organizations and local jurisdictions are eligible to apply. Eligible projects fall into three general categories: education and research, planning and feasibility, and repair and rehabilitation. The minimum grant is $1,000 and the maximum grant is $10,000. Application deadline is March 31, 2023.