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December 3, 2021
 
Mass Humanities Awards $987K to 90 Bay State Nonprofits
Mass Humanities

October 12, 2021 — Mass Humanities, a Northampton-based nonprofit that advocates for the public humanities to enhance and improve civic life in Massachusetts, last week announced that it granted $987,654 to 90 Bay State nonprofits, 90% of which have annual budgets of $300,000 or less.

The grants, funded by Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grants were made possible through funding provided to the National Endowment for the Humanities by the American Rescue Plan.

“The SHARP grants are another significant step in the journey to sustain the humanities at the local level,” said Brian Boyles, executive director of Mass Humanities. “As we continue to combat COVID-19, these funds will save jobs, build capacity, and allow organizations to develop new programs to serve their communities.”

Mass Humanities said it received requests for funding from more than 140 organizations. Grants of up to $15,000 were awarded to retain or recruit staff, replace lost revenue, and rebuild audiences.

Receiving the grants were the following:

BERKSHIRES:

  • Chesterwood, A Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation: $13,000
  • Clinton Church Restoration: $15,000
  • The Friends of the Adams Free Library: $3,425
  • Hancock Shaker Village: $15,000
  • Norman Rockwell Museum: $15,000
  • Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute: $10,043
  • Ventfort Hall Association: $9,902

CAPE AND ISLANDS:

  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum: $13,000
  • Falmouth Historical Society: $11,375
  • Historical Society of Old Yarmouth: $9,481
  • Hyannis Public Library: $8,391
  • Martha's Vineyard Museum: $15,000
  • Osterville Historical Society: $10,043
  • Twenty Summers: $8,293
  • Wellfleet Historical Society & Museum: $11,050

CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS:

  • Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor: $10,043
  • Fort Devens Museum: $9,750
  • Groton History Center: $7,543
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester: $5,043
  • Old Sturbridge: $10,043
  • Preservation Worcester: $10,043
  • Willard House & Clock Museum: $8,043
  • Worcester Art Museum: $15,000
  • Worcester Historical Museum: $15,000

CONNECTICUT VALLEY:

  • Amelia Park Children's Museum: $7040
  • Amherst Historical Society: $13,000
  • Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst: $12,129
  • The Jones Library: $13,000
  • The Nolumbeka Project: $8,743
  • Porter-Phelps-Huntington Foundation: $13,000
  • Springfield Museums: $7,800
  • Westfield Athenaeum: $10,043

GREATER BOSTON:

  • 826 Boston: $15,000
  • Boston Book Festival: $15,000
  • Cambridge Center for Adult Education: $13,000
  • Cambridge Historical Society: $15,000
  • Center for Arabic Culture: $13,000
  • The Greek Institute: $9,743
  • Hawthorne Youth and Community Center: $10,043
  • The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston: $14,834
  • The Jar: $10,043
  • Mass Poetry: $10,043
  • Museum of African American History: $13,000
  • Paul Revere Memorial Association/Paul Revere House: $13,000
  • Primary Source: $13,000
  • Revolutionary Spaces: $10,043
  • Somerville Museum: $15,000
  • USS Constitution Museum: $10,043
  • The West End Museum: $10,043

METROWEST:

  • Arlington Historical Society: $10,043
  • Dedham Historical Society: $10,001
  • Fairbanks Family in America: $10,043
  • Governor Bellingham-Cary House Association: $5,962
  • Mass Center for the Book: $10,043
  • National Association for Armenian Studies And Research: $13,000
  • Needham History Center & Museum: $12,350
  • Norwood Historical Society: $9,100
  • Royall House and Slave Quarters: $15,000
  • The Thoreau Society: $13,000

NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS:

  • Amesbury Carriage Museum: $10,043
  • Andover Center for History & Culture: $14,707
  • Danvers Alarm List: $7,318
  • Danvers Historical Society: $10,043
  • Hammond Castle Museum: $7,170
  • Historical Society of Old Newbury: $11,472
  • The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association: $12,807
  • Lawrence History Center: $11,375
  • Maritime Gloucester: $13,000
  • Peabody Historical Society and Museum: $12,435
  • Proprietors of Salem Athenaeum: $15,000
  • Stoneham Historical Society & Museum: $7,818
  • Wenham Historical Association & Museum: $10,043
  • Westford Museum: $2,780

SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS:

  • Battleship Cove: $10,043
  • Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford: $5,000
  • Duxbury Rural & Historical Society: $4,793
  • Hull Lifesaving Museum: $10,043
  • Massachusetts Archaeological Society: $15,000
  • New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center: $13,000
  • New Bedford Historical Society: $13,395
  • New Bedford Preservation Society: $8,200
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum: $13,000
  • Norton Historical Society: $7,056
  • Old Colony Historical Society: $9,543
  • Pilgrim Hall Museum: $13,000
  • Plimoth Patuxet Museums: $14,896
  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum: $9,945
  • Spinner Publications: $13,000
  • United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum: $10,043
  • YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts: $10,043
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