Project indiVISIBLE at the LAVA Center

Come and see what our MNF grantees are doing. Welcome to indiVISIBLE. The LAVA Center is thrilled to announce our new project indiVISIBLE, part of MassHumanities’ Expand Massachusetts Stories program. indiVISIBLE, guided by Lindy Whiton and Alfonso Neal, documents in...

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 economic...

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 be...

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 in our...

MNF Fall 2023 Grants

We gratefully announce our MNF Fall 2023 Grantees:   1. Local Access to Valley Arts (LAVA) 2. The Shoestring     3. Eggtooth Productions 4. Western Mass CodePink 5. Connecticut River Defenders 6. The Compost Co-op 7. Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership...

MNF Spring 2023 Grantee: Brew & Forge

"Brew & Forge is a collective experiment in mobilizing writers, artists, and organizers to help build sustainable movements. Founded in 2016, we draw our inspiration from Gloria Anzaldúa and Cherie Moraga’s assertion that “Change… requires both the alchemist and...

MNF Spring 2023 Grantee: The Hestia Art Collective

"The Hestia Art Collective was formed in 1978 when a group of women artists came together to paint a mural celebrating local women’s history. The case for women’s rights and recognition of their history and contributions aligned with other civil rights and social...

MNF Spring 2023 Grantee: Piti Theatre

Valley Playwright Mentoring is a six month mentoring program for teens where they create performances and podcasts inspired by stories from their lives. Podcasts from previous years are available for listening on the VPM webpage and the subjects range from opioid...

MNF Spring 2023 Grantee: Resilient Community Arts

"Resilient Community Arts is honored to receive funding from the Markham Nathan Fund for Social Justice. The grant will directly support expenses related to the fall session of the Maple Street Artists Afterschool Program, serving 2nd-5th grade students from Milton...

MNF Spring 2023 Grantees

We gratefully announce our MNF Spring 2023 Grantees: 1. People’s Music Network 2. The Decarcerate Western Mass Bailout Project 3. Piti Theatre 4. Manos Unidas 5. Resilient Community Arts 6. Hestia Mural Restoration Collective 7. Out Now 8. Brew & Forge We’re...

Spring 2023 Grantee: Manos Unidas

"Manos Unidas Cooperative serves, uplifts and empowers people in the urban city of Pittsfield, MA who  have been marginalized by their identity, their race or national origin, their mental health or disability status, or  simply from their impoverished backgrounds....

MNF Spring 2023 Grantee: Out Now

"Out Now continues to work on a collaborative project with Harvard Law School called, Students Speak where we and Harvard Law students have been assisting youth from Out Now and around the state of MA in creating personal testimonies answering the question: What do...

MNF Spring 2023 Grantee: The People’s Music Network

The People's Music Network was awarded a grant from the The Markham Nathan Fund. The funds are going to PMN's Matt Jones Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for artists of color participating in PMN Events.  The major next event we're using the money for is...

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Spring 2019/2018 Grantees

Spring 2019/2018 Grantees

Arise for Social Justice, $2500, Springfield, MA “Undoing Racism Workshops” https://www.arisespringfield.org/ The Undoing Racism Organizing Collective of Western MA seeks to “provide opportunities for organizations and community members to develop an analysis around...

2017 Grantees

2017 Grantees

2017 Name Website     AFSC https://www.afsc.org/office/northampton-ma Arise for Social Action http://www.arisespringfield.org/ Casa Latina http://www.casalatinainc.org/ Climate Action Now https://climateactionnowma.org/ Compost Cooperative...

2016 Grantees

2016 Grantees

2016 Name Website Arise for Social Justice http://www.arisespringfield.org/ Julius Ford Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Community http://www.earthdance.net/jfhthlc Neighbor to Neighbor http://www.n2nma.org/en/ Out Now! http://outnowyouth.org/ Pioneer Valley Workers...