Mass Humanities

One of 55 state and territorial humanities councils that serve as local affiliates of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mass Humanities creates opportunities for the people of the Commonwealth to transform their lives and build a more equitable community through the humanities. Mass Humanities is a private 501c3 foundation with an operating budget of $2.4 million that supports more than 200 non-profits each year through grant making and signature programs including Reading Frederick Douglass Together and the Clemente Course in the Humanities. Based in Northampton, MA, and committed to serving communities in every corner of the state, we partner with institutions ranging from museums and libraries to community colleges and human services centers.