MK Bowman Fine Arts Fund
In 2008, the Board of Directors of the Washington County Historical and Fine Arts Trust (WCHFAT) voted to dissolve their corporation and turn assets of $1 million over to the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. A new fund, the Mary K. Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Fund was established at the Foundation to carry on the distribution of grants as intended by the will of Mary K. Bowman. Their advisory board remains intact to continue the grant process.
Nonprofit agencies with programming related to historic preservation and education or the fine arts are encouraged to submit grant applications. This announcement is made early in the calendar year, with a deadline of March 31. Distribution is typically during the month of April.
Anyone who has an interest in historical preservation and education, or the fine arts, is also welcome to support the fund at the Community Foundation, with a contribution of cash, appreciated stock, life insurance or real property.
The purpose of the Mary K. Bowman Fine Arts Fund shall be to provide financial support for current initiatives that support the charitable and educational interests of the donor which is to preserve and maintain historical and cultural properties in Washington County. This also includes the promotion of the fine arts, history and historic preservation, and to encourage others to do so, and to promote interest in and study of such matters.