Mass Humanities has awarded $224,000 to 56 humanities organizations across Massachusetts through funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Two organizations in the city of Pittsfield have been awarded a share of the money.

Marginalized communities, and the wealth of culture, knowledge, critical perspectives and civic potential within them, are at great risk during the COVID-19 crisis. Mass Humanities will provide operating support grants to organizations that primarily serve the most marginalized people in our society, engaging them 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.

The grants awarded this month represent our commitment to the organizations that strengthen our democracy... 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. ~ Brian Boyles, Executive Director of Mass Humanities

The grants are made possible by funding from the Mass Cultural Council. Mass Humanities has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants to 207 organizations in 2020.

The Berkshire Immigrant Center and the ROPE Program in Pittsfield have both been awarded $4,000 each.

You can get more information and see the full list of humanities organizations receiving funds this year here: https://masshumanities.org/mass-humanities-announces-224000-in-2020-support-grants/

Learn more about the Berkshire Immigrant Center HERE.

Learn more about the ROPE Program HERE.

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