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Mass Humanities Announces $224,000 in 2020 Support Grants

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Mass Humanities announces $224,000 in 2020 Support Grants to 56 organizations in Massachusetts. The grants fund operations at organizations that support the cultural wealth and civic potential of vulnerable communities in our state, engaging them with the humanities in ways such as exploring their culture or values, sharing and connecting their stories, having conversations about the big questions facing our world, or developing literacy and the knowledge they need to become citizens.

“The grants awarded this month represent our commitment to the organizations that strengthen our democracy,” said Brian Boyles, Executive Director of Mass Humanities. “We believe access to the humanities is a fundamental right of every resident of the commonwealth as we grapple with the challenges facing our communities in 2020.”

The grants are made possible through funding from Mass Cultural Council. Mass Humanities has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants in 2020.

2020 Support Grant Recipients 

Organization Name

Grant Amount

Organization City

Berkshire Immigrant Center

$4,000.00

Pittsfield

ROPE

$4,000.00

Pittsfield

Aquinnah Cultural Center

$4,000.00

Aquinnah

Sassafras Earth Education

$4,000.00

Aquinnah

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts

$4,000.00

Worcester

Worcester Youth Center, Inc.

$4,000.00

Worcester

Center for New Americans

$4,000.00

Northampton

Eggtooth Productions

$4,000.00

Greenfield

Enchanted Circle Theater

$4,000.00

Holyoke

Holyoke Community Media

$4,000.00

Holyoke

Ohketeau Cultural Center

$4,000.00

Ashfield

Piti Theatre Company

$4,000.00

Charlemont

The Literacy Project

$4,000.00

Greenfield

The Nolumbeka Project, Inc.

$4,000.00

Greenfield

The Performance Project

$4,000.00

Northampton

Voices From Inside

$4,000.00

Greenfield

826 Boston

$4,000.00

Roxbury

Agencia ALPHA

$4,000.00

Boston

Ágora Cultural Architects

$4,000.00

Boston

Asian Community Development Corporation

$4,000.00

Boston

Authentic Caribbean Foundation Inc.

$4,000.00

Boston

BAMS Fest, Inc.

$4,000.00

Dorchester

Brain Arts Organization, Inc.

$4,000.00

Dorchester

Castle of our Skins

$4,000.00

Boston

Center for Arabic Culture

$4,000.00

Somerville

Chinese Historical Society of New England

$4,000.00

Boston

Community Art Center, INc.

$4,000.00

Cambridge

Company One

$4,000.00

Boston

DEAFinitely, Inc.

$4,000.00

Newton

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

$4,000.00

Roxbury

Egleston Square Main Street

$4,000.00

Roxbury

Everyday Boston

$4,000.00

Jamaica Plain

Gilbert Albert Community Center

$4,000.00

Dorchester

Hyde Square Task Force

$4,000.00

Jamaica Plain

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center

$4,000.00

Roxbury

Rian Immigrant Center

$4,000.00

Boston

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

$4,000.00

Boston

Somali Development Center

$4,000.00

Boston

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

$4,000.00

Boston

The Welcome Project, Inc.

$4,000.00

Somerville

Vietnamese American Initiative for Development

$4,000.00

Dorchester

Women’s Educational Center, Inc. (d.b.a. Cambridge Women’s Center)

$4,000.00

Cambridge

African Cultural Services Inc.

$4,000.00

Waltham

Chelsea Collaborative

$4,000.00

Chelsea

African Community Center of Lowell

$4,000.00

Lowell

Angkor Dance Troupe

$4,000.00

Lowell

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell

$4,000.00

Lowell

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association

$4,000.00

Lowell

Harbor Voices

$4,000.00

Hamilton

Lawrence History Center

$4,000.00

Lawrence

LEAP for Education, Inc.

$4,000.00

Salem

Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, Inc.

$4,000.00

Danvers

The Dream Network

$4,000.00

Lawrence

New Bedford Historical Society, Inc.

$4,000.00

New Bedford

South Coast LGBTQ Network

$4,000.00

New Bedford

YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts

$4,000.00

New Bedford

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