Applications For Trader Foundation Grants Are Due On July 1, 2017

The Trader Foundation for Maryland Burial Sites provides financial assistance for worthy projects to rejuvenate endangered historic Maryland cemeteries. The Foundation invites applications for grants up to $2,000 to qualified parties. Application deadlines are January 1 and July 1 of each year.

The project or program must benefit a specific burial ground in Maryland, and Trader funds must be matched by the grantee in cash or in kind. Examples of eligible projects include rescue of an endangered site, gravestone conservation or restoration, documentation, protection of burial site from desecration by nature or by man, cemetery clean-up, and planning for restoration. For further information and the application form, click here.

Historic Maryland Cemeteries selected as Preservation Priority

On October 13, 2016, Preservation Maryland’s new class of Six-to-Fix projects was revealed to a packed room at the Maryland Zoo’s historic Mansion House in Baltimore. This innovative impact-focused program is designed to help provide real solutions to big preservation challenges. The prestigious statewide organization selected Historic Maryland Cemeteries as one of six strategic projects for 2016-2017. CPMBS views this partnership with PM as a unique opportunity for owners, caretakers, and advocates of historic Maryland cemeteries to take giant steps forward.


Across the state, some of Maryland’s most sacred sites are endangered by environmental factors, lack of clear ownership, and development pressures.


Working closely with the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Preservation Maryland will help call attention to the many cemeteries that are in disrepair, organizing volunteer clean-up days while also providing pro-active information to the greater community about historic cemetery maintenance, repair, and protection.

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New CPMBS Website

  • November 27, 2016
  • News

CPMBS is excited to announce the launch of this fresh and improved website. Our goal is to provide access to helpful information and the inspiration to document, rescue, reinvigorate, interpret, restore, and enjoy the burial sites in their jurisdictions and beyond. A 2016 Heritage Fund grant from Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust matched Coalition funds to re-design and update the old website. Launched in October 2016, this website continues to be a work in progress.

The Coalition’s Board of Directors invite you to submit content for the County pages, notices of Maryland cemetery-related events, your suggestions and questions, and photos with captions of your activities. Send suggestions to