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October 27, 2020
Mass Humanities Grants $224K to 56 Bay State Nonprofits
Mass Humanities

September 22, 2020 — Mass Humanities, a Northampton nonprofit that is the Massachusetts affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, today announced it has granted $224,000 in operating support to 56 nonprofits across the state that primarily serve the most marginalized people in our society by engaging them with the humanities.

“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.”

Mass Humanities said the funds will enable residents to engage 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."

Each of the following received a $4,000 grant:

  • 826 Boston, Roxbury
  • African Community Center of Lowell, Lowell
  • African Cultural Services, Waltham
  • Agencia ALPHA, Boston
  • Ágora Cultural Architects, Boston
  • Angkor Dance Troupe, Lowell
  • Aquinnah Cultural Center, Aquinnah
  • Asian Community Development Corporation, Boston
  • Authentic Caribbean Foundation, Boston
  • BAMS Fest, Dorchester
  • Berkshire Immigrant Center, Pittsfield
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Lowell
  • Brain Arts Organization, Dorchester
  • Cambridge Women's Center, Cambridge
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Lowell
  • Castle of our Skins, Boston
  • Center for Arabic Culture, Somerville
  • Center for New Americans, Northampton
  • Chelsea Collaborative, Chelsea
  • Chinese Historical Society of New England, Boston
  • Community Art Center, Cambridge
  • Company One, Boston
  • DEAFinitely, Newton
  • The Dream Network, Lawrence
  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Roxbury
  • Eggtooth Productions, Greenfield
  • Egleston Square Main Street, Roxbury
  • Enchanted Circle Theater, Holyoke
  • Everyday Boston, Jamaica Plain
  • Gilbert Albert Community Center, Dorchester
  • Harbor Voices, Hamilton
  • The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston, Boston
  • Holyoke Community Media, Holyoke
  • Hyde Square Task Force, Jamaica Plain
  • Lawrence History Center, Lawrence
  • LEAP for Education, Salem
  • The Literacy Project, Greenfield
  • Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, Danvers
  • New Bedford Historical Society, New Bedford
  • The Nolumbeka Project, Greenfield
  • Ohketeau Cultural Center, Ashfield
  • The Performance Project, Northampton
  • Piti Theatre Company, Charlemont
  • Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, Roxbury
  • Rian Immigrant Center, Boston
  • ROPE, Pittsfield
  • Sassafras Earth Education, Aquinnah
  • Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Boston
  • Somali Development Center, Boston
  • South Coast LGBTQ Network, New Bedford
  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts, Worcester
  • Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Dorchester
  • Voices From Inside, Greenfield
  • The Welcome Project, Somerville
  • Worcester Youth Center, Worcester
  • YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts, New Bedford
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