SHINE Grants: Deadline September 1 — Apply Now!

SHINE Grants: Deadline September 1 — Apply Now!

Shine Grants

Maryland Humanities’ grants program funds general operating support to humanities nonprofits in Maryland. The Marilyn Hatza Memorial Strengthening the Humanities Investment in Nonprofits for Equity (SHINE) Grant fund will provide 95 General Operating Support grants worth $10,000, to non-profit organizations which provide humanities programming throughout the state of Maryland.

Goals of the Marilyn Hatza Memorial SHINE Grant Program

  • Continue and expand general operating support funding, awarding $950,000 in grants.
  • Focus on small and mid‐size humanities, arts, cultural, and educational nonprofits that may not have staff capacity or resources to be competitive in fundraising.
  • Ensure a broad geographic reach, similar to what we were able to realize from our COVID‐relief grants, which funded organizations in all 23 of Maryland’s counties, plus Baltimore City.
  • Continue to refine lessons learned on how to evaluate applicants and distribute funds equitably, while ensuring accountability and responsible fiscal stewardship.
  • Convene annual cohorts of grantees in new networks of engagement and common purpose to amplify the state’s investment, strengthening both the organizations and communities.

The application period closes on September 1, 2023.