We inspire Massachusetts residents through the life-changing power of history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines.
In cities and towns across the Commonwealth, Mass Humanities works every day to engage and inspire individuals, families, and communities through public discourse and participation in the wide variety of projects that we sponsor.
At the same time that federal and state support is declining, Mass Humanities is faced with an increasing number of important projects that need funding. We strive to nurture and promote as many high quality humanities projects as we can.
What Will Your Donation Support?
We are proud of our efforts to advance the humanities and enhance civic life in the Commonwealth through some of our core programs:
- The Clemente Course in the Humanities, through which low-income adults in inner city neighborhoods receive rigorous, tuition-free introductory courses in the humanities for college credit, has graduated 400 students in Massachusetts.
- Family Adventures in Reading (FAIR) is a humanities-based reading program for families using children’s literature to foster communication. Mass Humanities recently expanded FAIR to make it available to 10 libraries per year across the state.
- Literature & Medicine, a workplace program that offers healthcare professionals of all kinds the opportunity to come together and reflect on their roles as healthcare providers through the medium of literature, has brought more than 1,000 participants together in fifteen different hospitals, including some of our biggest and best medical centers.
These programs depend on charitable contributions like yours. Please help us today!
In 2012, Mass Humanities was awarded a pretigious Challenge Grant of $425,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). To receive that support, Mass Humanities must raise an additional $1,275,000.
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