Mass Humanities Grants
Communities around Massachusetts have important stories to tell and vital issues to discuss. Mass Humanities funds the development of thought-provoking public humanities projects for Massachusetts audiences, bringing people together to explore the history, culture, values and beliefs that matter to communities in our state.
The primary goals of our grants program are to:
Expand Massachusetts stories: We believe in promoting an equitable and inclusive society that recognizes all people’s perspectives, especially those that have been marginalized and underrepresented. Our grants support projects that seek, find, and share the stories of Massachusetts, particularly those that have been excluded from public conversation.
Elevate community leadership: We believe the people of Massachusetts can thrive only when the humanities are accessible to all residents. Our grants support projects and organizations that transform the leadership of the public humanities field in Massachusetts to reflect the backgrounds and aspirations of our communities.
Ensure the humanities are part of the Bay State’s social fabric: We believe in being innovative, responsive co-creators and partners. We create grant programs that respond to the challenges faced by small nonprofits in times of instability and change.
Mass Humanities grants are made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mass Cultural Council, and the generosity of our donors.
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