What We Do Not Fund

  • applications from individuals. Mass Humanities can make grants only to non-profit organizations;
  • capital improvements or operating expenses;
  • preservation of objects or archival materials, unless directly related to a public program;
  • scholarly research or writing in the humanities, unless directly related to a public program;
  • projects that advocate a single point of view, ideology, or specific program of social action;
  • projects for which the direct beneficiaries are primarily college students;
  • projects aimed primarily at audiences outside Massachusetts;
  • scholarships, fellowships, or travel to professional meetings;
  • costs of refreshments or entertainment;
  • indirect costs of institutions; profit-making projects;
  • international travel.