Janice Hollmann Grants to Local Land Trusts

Maryland Environmental Trust provides the Jan Hollmann Grant program to land trusts within Maryland. Jan Hollmann Grants are subject to a competitive application process. Maryland land trusts are eligible to apply. All grants require a 100% match from the land trust of in-kind services or privately raised funds. Grants are generally less than $5,000.

Jan Hollmann exemplified citizen leadership of local land trusts in Maryland. She co-founded the Severn River Land Trust and the Arundel Conservation Trust, and served on the Severn River Commission. She was Izaac Walton League’s Conservationist of the Year in 1989 and the Capital newspaper’s Person of the Year for 1990. Jan died of cancer in April 1990.

Jan Hollman Grants are supported by funding from the State Highway Administration and are administered by the Maryland Environmental Trust to support local land trusts within the State of Maryland. Jan Hollmann Grants will be made annually depending on funding availability.

Eligible expenses include staff, outreach to landowners (publications, communications, events, etc.) organizational development or training, costs related to land transactions (survey, appraisal, legal fees), office supplies, equipment and overheads.