Mass Humanities has six discussion grant options, ranging from open in format and content as long as the project includes facilitated discussion (Open Discussion); to discussion series (Reading & Discussion, Common Good Reads, Literature & Medicine); to the Family Adventures in Reading program with syllabi and set budgets that simplify planning; to the small Civil Rights Discussion grant for the shared reading of a civil rights text. Some grant opportunities, including Common Good Reads, Literature & Medicine, and the Civil Rights Discussion grant, include access to resources developed by Mass Humanities to help with discussion and content.
All nonprofit and government organizations that serve Massachusetts residents are eligible to apply.
In general, Mass Humanities prioritizes funding projects that engage those whose contact with humanities programming is limited (see our Engaging New Audiences initiative) and programming that responds to our current theme, Negotiating the Social Contract.
Reading & Discussion
Common Good Reads
Literature & Medicine
Family Adventures in Reading (FAIR)
Civil Rights Discussion
Humanities scholars interested in facilitating discussion projects should complete our Scholars Participation Form.