Fall 2023 Grantee: The Compost Co-operative

“With more than 300 residential, commercial, and municipal customers in Franklin County, Compost Co-op diverts approximately 180 tons of compostable materials from the waste stream each year into local composting operations. We contribute to climate-resilient...

Fall 2023 Grantee: Local Access to Valley Arts (LAVA)

“The Markam-Nathan grant will enable us to support Matthew Barlow, our new Humanities Coordinator, with a budget for honoraria, materials and mileage as he develops new programs for our Humanities. He is already at work planning a gallery display about FACES OF...

MNF Fall 2023 Grantee: Eggtooth Productions

“Eggtooth Productions will use the MNF grant pay for the costumes and costume design of the show, Orlando by Sarah Ruhl based upon the novel by Virginia Woolf. An important element of the production will be the magical, imagination filled costumes and they will...

MNF Fall 2023 Grantee: Connecticut River Defenders

Connecticut River Defenders primarily focuses on protecting the ecological and environmental health of the river in the face of the Northfield Pumped Storage Project. While First Light touts this as a hydro facility and green energy, in fact, it uses fossil fuel...

MNF Fall 2023 Grantee: The Shoestring

“The Shoestring is an independent news publication in Western Massachusetts that provides in-depth and accurate journalism covering local politics, culture, and power. Founded in 2017, The Shoestring works to fill the growing gaps we see in local news coverage...