The Maryland Agriculture Council began awarding educational grants to organizations in 2001, for the purposing of expanding its mission to promote Maryland agriculture.Hundreds of applications have been received through the years with outstanding creative and unique programs being done on a local level.

The Council has established an account within the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation for tax-deductible contributions to support the Maryland Agriculture Council Educational Grants program. We receive a large number of exceptional applications for new outreach programs and would like to assist those grassroots efforts. Please consider giving! Checks should be made payable to MAEF, with the designation of MAC Grant Fund in the note section, and can be mailed to MAEF, P.0. Box 536, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. Contributions can also be made online.

2022-2023 Grant Opportunities

The Maryland Agriculture Council, Inc. is now accepting applications for our 2022-2023 Grant Program. Grants are awarded for the purpose of promoting Maryland agriculture and typical grant awards range from $300 to $800, not to exceed $1,000. If you are interested, please download the application and email with supporting material to by November 25, 2022.

Applications received will be reviewed by the grants committee and honorees approved by the Council board. Notification emails will be sent in December and the grant awards will be distributed at the 53rd Taste of Maryland Agriculture on February 2, 2023.