Nine years ago -- back in May 2000 -- Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak started the Honoring Our Ancestors Grants Program. It's a modest program run and funded by Megan with the help of her good-natured husband, Brian. The only requirement is that the grants be for some sort of genealogically-oriented initiative.
Megan and Brian just celebrated the ninth anniversary of the grant program and Megan has written an interesting retrospect of some of the grants. I found it to be interesting reading and you might also if you go to http://rootstelevision.typepad.com/roots_world/2009/06/9-years-of-genealogy-grants.html.