Maryland Humanities Offers Hatza SHINE Grants to Non-Profit Organizations

July 19, 2023

Maryland Humanities was very pleased to offer SHINE grants last year to support operation funding for many Maryland non-profits, and are thrilled to be able to continue this once again.

On July 31, 2023, Maryland Humanities will begin accepting grant applications for its Marilyn Hatza Memorial Strengthening the Humanities Investment in Nonprofits for Equity (SHINE) Grants Program. Previously known as the SHINE Grant Program, Maryland Humanities has renamed it the Marilyn Hatza SHINE Grant Program. It only felt right to pay tribute to Maryland Humanities’ late Director of Grants and Community Engagement, Marilyn Hatza, in this way. She was central to the creation of this program, and much of Maryland Humanities’ other racial equity work.

This program will provide 95 General Operating Support grants worth $10,000, to non-profit organizations which provide humanities programming throughout the state of Maryland. Applications for funding are due September 1, 2023 at 11:59pm.

To learn more about the guidelines, see eligibility requirements, and apply for a Hatza SHINE Grant, please visit: 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Emily Ross, Program Officer, Grants at [email protected].  For details about upcoming informational and Q&A sessions for organizations interested in applying, please visit: 

See the Grants Funds Guidelines below.

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