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October 18, 2021

Mass Humanities awards $91K to Central Mass. nonprofits

Photo | Grant Welker The Worcester Art Museum

Mass Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded a cumulative $90,508 in grants to nine Central Massachusetts organizations in an effort to support them in the face of ongoing challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

The initiative, Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan, totaled nearly $1 million. The majority of recipients were organizations with budgets of $300,000 or less, per the announcement.

Grants did not exceed $15,000 and were awarded to retain or recruit staff, replace lost revenue, and rebuild audiences.

Recipients in Central Massachusetts included:

  • Worcester Art Museum, $15,000
  • Preservation Worcester, $10,043 
  • Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc., $10,043
  • Old Sturbridge Inc., $10,043 
  • Willard House & Clock Museum, Inc. in North Grafton, $8,043
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester, $5,043 
  • Worcester Historical Museum, $15,000 
  • Fort Devens Museum, $9,750 
  • Groton History Center, $7,543 

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