Baltimore National Heritage Area Announces Recipients of 2017 Small Cap Grants

November 17, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland

Since 2004, the Baltimore National Heritage Area has managed the Small Capital Grant Program funded by the City of Baltimore. The grants make relatively small, but strategic, investments in structural improvements for the city’s cultural, historic, and natural resources. On average, the Small Cap grants leverage an additional $13 in investment for every $1 granted.

The Baltimore National Heritage Area is pleased to announce the ten recipient organizations of the FY2017 Heritage Investment Grant program. The recipients are —

  • B&O Railroad Museum (Reboilering and recertifying the St. Elizabeth #4 Locomotive — $10,000
  • Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation (Babe Ruth birthplace renovation) — $10,000
  • Baltimore Herb Festival (Preservation of Winans Chapel in Leakin Park) — $15,000
  • Cylburn Arboretum Association (Renovation/stabilization of Cylburn Carriage House) — $15,000
  • National Great Blacks In Wax Museum (Façade restoration of firehouse) — $15,000
  • Pigtown Main Street (Installation of Pigtown weather sculpture) — $10,000
  • Preservation Maryland (Wayfinding signage in Hampden and Jones Falls Mill Corridor) — $14,000
  • Reginald F. Lewis Museum  (Access and visibility improvements) — $7,000
  • St. Mary's Spiritual Center (Interior plaster restoration) — $14,000
  • Zion Church/German American Cultural Center (Hans Schüler Eagle statue restoration) — $15,000

“For more than a decade, the heritage area has worked with the city to help our treasured museums, historic sites, neighborhoods, and parks. The small cap grants may not  always fund the most visible projects, but these projects are critical to the vibrancy and viability of these sites.”

The Heritage Area also manages the Heritage Investment Grant program that funds non-capital projects within the heritage area and facilitates local application to the State’s Maryland Heritage Area Association’s project grants. Visit for a list of grant recipients and more information about the heritage area’s grant programs.

The mission of the Baltimore National Heritage Area is to promote, preserve, and enhance Baltimore’s historic and cultural legacy and natural resources for current and future generations. Visit for more information about the Baltimore National Heritage Area.