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Our Funders For 2021 - 2022

The Menare Foundation is honored to have received funding from the following organizations for operations, capital restoration, programs and projects for 2021-22. As projects develop and are completed we will post updates on this page:

Maryland Humanities & National Endowment for the Humanities-SHARP Recovery Grants Fund
  • Covid-19 Relief Operating Funds
Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
  • Covid-19 Relief and Capacity Grant
Heritage Montgomery
  • Covid-19 Relief Grant
Montgomery County Executive and County Council
  • Community Cost Sharing- Site Designs
Montgomery County Food Council
  • Community Garden Grant
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority
  • Covid-19 and Capital Grant-Barn Restoration
African American Heritage Preservation Program/Maryland Historical Trust
  • Capital Grant- Barn Restoration & Bathroom Facility
Maryland Center for History and Culture
  • Operations Plan

Special thanks to our elected representatives who helped to make this possible:

US Congressional District 6

  • David Trone

US Senators

  • Chris Van Hollen
  • Ben Cardin

MD Senator District 15

  • Brian Feldman

MD House of Delegates District 15

  • David Fraser-Hidalgo,
  • Linda Foley, 
  • Lily Qi 

MD Governor

  • Larry Hogan

Montgomery County Executive

  • Mark Elrich

Montgomery County Council

  • Nancy Navarro,
  • Sidney Katz,
  • Gabe Albornoz,
  • Andrew Friedson,
  • Evan Glass,
  • Tom Hucker,
  • Will Jawando,
  • Craig Rice,
  • Hans Riemer

Good Dirt Podcast

Join “Lady Farmers” Mary and Emma Kingsley as they dig up the dirt on Button Farm in this interview recorded this winter with Menare founder Anthony Cohen. Follow this link: https://www.lady-farmer.com/the-good-dirt-tony-cohen/ 

New African American Driving Tour

Button Farm is a featured stop on Heritage Montgomery’s new Self-Guided Tour of African American Heritage in Western Montgomery County. Check out the story in Plenty Magazine’s Spring Sowing Season-2021 edition. Follow this link: https://www.plenty-agmag.com/magazines 

Hero of the Week Award

Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland’s 8th Congressional District has selected Button Farm director Anthony Cohen as a Local Hero for his work preserving Maryland’s UGRR legacy. Check out the interview on Rep. Raskin’s Twitter feed. Follow this linkhttps://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=874718160042813 

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