The Markham-Nathan Fund For Social Justice
Funding grassroots social justice organizations in Western Massachusetts
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The Markham Nathan Fund for Social Justice – Who We Are
The Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice serves grassroots social justice and peace groups in Western Massachusetts. The fund was created in 2009 by Northampton activist organizers Marty Nathan and Arky Markham, with their friends, in honor of their deceased husbands’ tireless devotion to building a better world. The MNF makes awards of up to $3000 to small activist organizations in Western Massachusetts that are dedicated to organizing and supporting the poor and powerless for a more just and peaceful world. An organization can have income from other sources up to $175,000.
“The Markham-Nathan Fund knows the needs of the community and understands the local organizations, so to be funded by them is a great honor because it means that local people appreciate our work.”
— Michaelann Bewsee of Arise for Social Justice, MNF grantee
COVID-19 Emergency Grant Announcement
The Markham-Nathan Fund (MNF) for Social Justice is proud to announce a special COVID-19 Relief and Organizing Emergency Granting Program for small grassroots organizations in Western Massachusetts who are offering relief from the public health and economic crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic in the context of organizing for social justice and workers’ rights.
History shows us that during times of crisis the corporate elite will take advantage of widespread fear and disorientation to centralize power, deregulate industry, privatize our common wealth, and eliminate political rights in a drive to maximize profits. We have seen these tendencies in our country in the aftermaths of hurricanes and fires and are beginning to witness them in the midst of the devastating social and economic dislocations in the fight to limit the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrating Marty, September 18, 2022 in Florence, MA
On September 18, 2022 starting at 3pm at Bombyx in Florence, Massachusetts the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice will celebrate the life and work of our beloved Marty Nathan, MD. Dr Marty Nathan - A Celebration of Life Please join us to to celebrate and honor an...
MNF 2022 Grants
2022 Spring Grants Out Now, Springfield To sustain their unique program of support and advocacy for LGBTQ+ young people. Compost Cooperative, Greenfield ...
The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership (Fall 2022 Grantee)
"The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership prepares social justice leaders and learners to join movement struggles and acquire the skills, analysis, and confidence necessary to organize, educate, and build community to create a better world. The Truth...
Eggtooth Productions (Fall 2022 Grantee)
"Secret to Life unbinds the stories of Women Of Color through a process of gathering, performing, and preserving them. This is accomplished through phenomenological interviews, music composition, performance, and documentation. Secret to Life first mines stories from...
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The Markham-Nathan Fund knows the needs of the community and understands the local organizations, so to be funded by them is a great honor because it means that local people appreciate our work.