NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Mass Humanities announced the awarding of $224,000 to 56 humanities organizations across Massachusetts through funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Mass Humanities will provide operating support grants to organizations that primarily serve the most marginalized people in our society, 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.
Marginalized communities, and the wealth of culture, knowledge, critical perspectives and civic potential within them, are at great risk during the COVID-19 crisis.
"The grants awarded this month represent our commitment to the organizations that strengthen our democracy," Brian Boyles, Executive Director of Mass Humanities said. "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 by funding from the Mass Cultural Council. Mass Humanities has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants to 207 organizations in 2020.
Humanities organizations receiving funds this year are:
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