• 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! Our next LOI form deadline is June 25th.

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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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Mass Humanities and Harvard Book Store welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian JON MEACHAM for a discussion of his latest boo...  Learn More
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American Optical Celebrates 150th Anniversary

On this day in 1983, Southbridge celebrated the 150th anniversary of the nation's oldest optical company — the American Optical Company, or "the A.O." as it was known in the Worcester County town wh...
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