GRANT: DC Community Heritage Project Grant

Presented by:
Humanities Council of Washington, DC
Local Partner: Other Subject: History, Other Audience: All

The DC Community Heritage Project Grant awards funds up to $2,500.


Made possible through a partnership between HumanitiesDC and the DC Historic Preservation Office, the DC Community Heritage Project (DCCHP) is designed to provide funding and support to community leaders interested in preserving the history, architecture, and collective memory of their neighborhoods. The DCCHP is local history at a grassroots level, placing control of the narrative in the hands of those who create it.

Grants are awarded in mid-June, and the final product is due in October. In December, each DCCHP grantee presents their work at the DC Community Heritage Project Showcase and Symposium, a public event celebrating historic preservation in Washington, DC. Past grantees have produced documentary films, oral history projects, digital archives, walking tours, and many other types of educational materials. These materials are available to the public in the DCCHP collection of the DC Digital Museum.

The DCCHP grant is provided by the grant-making arm of our innovative DC Community Heritage Project.

Past Projects:

  • 2013 – DC Gardeners’ Oral History Project – Interview with Bennie Harris
  • 2013 – Crestwood 300 Acres, 300 Years (by David Swerdloff)
  • 2012 – Dunbar High School’s Classic Age: 1870-1957 (by Marvin Jones)
  • 2012 – Truxton Circle Neighborhood Genealogy (by Marie Maxwell)
  • 2011 – Student Sleuth Project: Investigating Your School’s History (by Michelle Koerner and Eileen Langholtz)
  • 2011 – African American Pioneer Muslimahs in Washington, DC (by Zarinah Shakir)
  • View Full List Here

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