Mass Humanities

“This project will create a vital connection between our high school and the community it serves. It will engage young people in active, hands-on education and provide them with an opportunity to unearth part of the history of the region in which they live. Without Mass Humanities and its unique funding role in our state, this project would not have been possible.”

John SearsSons and Daughters of Hawley

Our Mission

Mass Humanities conducts and supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life in Massachusetts.

About Us

Mass Humanities pursues its mission through a balanced combination of grant making and direct service programming. Our priority is to fund and support projects that engage new audiences for the humanities and/or that respond to our announced theme.

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August Feature: Encyclopedia Resources
August Feature: Encyclopedia Resources
August 19, 2016

Eight state humanities councils provide digital state encyclopedic resources for their communities, educators, students, families, and visitors. Many include toolkits for educators and links to primary and secondary resources at local organizations.

FEATURE: From Student Workshops to Summer Teacher Institutes, Councils Provide Enrichment Activities for all Ages
FEATURE: From Student Workshops to Summer Teacher Institutes, Councils Provide Enrichment Activities for all Ages
June 30, 2016

Throughout the summer, councils provide enrichment and professional development opportunities for all ages.

Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
June 28, 2016

Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.

Councils Kick Off Summer-Inspired Pulitzer Programming
Councils Kick Off Summer-Inspired Pulitzer Programming
June 2, 2016

Councils launch programs geared towards summer, American history, food safety, the outdoors, and youth in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Awarding of the Pulitzer Prizes.

April Council Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Programming
April Council Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Programming
April 7, 2016

More than 20 councils are hosting 68 Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires events through more than 35 programs around the country.