“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
Mass Humanities conducts and supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life in Massachusetts.
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.
In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.
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.
Throughout the summer, councils provide enrichment and professional development opportunities for all ages.
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 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.