Congratulations to Talbot County non-profits Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc., Chesapeake Film Festival, Oxford Community Center, Inc., and the Oxford Museum, on the award of grants from Maryland Humanities.

These grants are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the CARES Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress. The goal of the grants is to help sustain Maryland’s infrastructure to ensure that organizations can continue to provide opportunities for public humanities programming and civic learning in Maryland’s diverse communities during this unprecedented time. Grants will support nonprofit general operating expenses.

“Maryland Humanities’ generosity is a critical lifeline to our organization in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As an organization, we invite young and old alike to develop personal character and promote the community-wide exploration of ethical issues, including issues of equity,” says Lauren Kay Weber, executive director of Character Counts Mid Shore.

Eligible nonprofit organizations include: museums, historic sites, preservation and historical societies, and community and cultural organizations with a significant humanities focus.