The DC Community Heritage Project (DCCHP) is local history at the grassroots level, placing control of the narrative in the hands of the people who create it. Designed to provide support to community leaders interested in preserving the history of their neighborhoods, DCCHP empowers local Washingtonians to take the lead on preserving, sharing, and celebrating the collective memory of their communities. Past grantees have gathered oral histories, created videos, held festivals, and developed historical tours and educational materials. Here’s a list of last year’s projects, or check out this video for more inspiration!

Want to learn more? Take a look at our grant presentation!

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The grant application is now live on our grant application portal. Applications are due on May 12th. Contact our director of grants, Louis Hicks, for additional information at lhicks@wdchumanities.org.

This grant is made possible through a partnership between HumanitiesDC and DC Historic Preservation Office