• Hospital workers reflect and focus on the care they provide through the power of literature thanks to our facilitated group sessions in the Discussion Grant program for Literature & Medicine.

  • Bay State citizens host group readings of an abolitionist's historic words and consider contemporary race relations with our support for the Reading Frederick Douglass program.

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The David Tebaldi Fund

David Tebaldi is retiring in October. In honor of his dedication to inclusive programming, our Board of Directors has established The David Tebaldi Fund and seeks contributions to it.


Wanted: Program Officer

We're looking for a full-time Program Officer! Work with grant applicants on developing projects & crafting proposals, shepherd proposals through the review process, & attend funded programs.

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Find a Grant

We will award $450,000 this year in grants—inquire now about one for your work. Send us your ideas for public programs that engage the humanities! Deadlines for the rest of 2018 coming soon.

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Featured Grant: Dawnland

The documentary film Dawnland tells the story of the state of Maine’s effort to come to terms with a shameful part of its history, when state welfare workers removed Indian children from their families and placed them in foster care. The film follows the work of the state’s Truth And Reconciliation Commission, set up in 2012, which gathered stories from the state’s indigenous people. It is the first such body to investigate mistreatment of American Indian children, families, and communities.

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7/20/18 10:30 AM12:00 PM
This 6-week book discussion will bring children 6-10 and adults together to enjoy outstanding and thought-provoking picture books on the topic of immi...  Learn More
7/20/18 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome award-winning journalist and Brown University lecturer ELIZABETH RUSH for a discussion of her latest bo...  Learn More
Monday, July 16th

Adam Smith & Fake News

Borden Announces Plan to Sell Prince Pasta Plant

On this day in 1997, the Borden company announced a tentative deal to save the Prince pasta factory in Lowell. When Borden closed the failing plant, Senator Ted Kennedy remarked that it was "a sad......
Read more at MassMoments.org