A Look Back: Our COVID-19 Emergency Grants

In the Fall of 2020 as a global pandemic raged the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice responded. We realized early on that his pandemic would only worsen already existing racial and economic injustices. People in our community needed help. We responded by...

Música Franklin and LAVA Center, May 28, 2022 at 1 pm

Música Franklin presentation & performance (Social Justice in the Arts and Media series) hosted by the LAVA Center We’re delighted that two MNF Grantees have come together for this event. "Música Franklin’s after-school program is based on the belief that the...

MNF Spring 2022 Grantee – Coronavirus Virtual Stories

Film Distribution and Archive of This Was Our Year: COVID-19 Pandemic Stories from Hampden County “Coronavirus Virtual Stories is a grassroots project that is a local response to the unprecedented and overwhelming societal effects of COVID-19. Our youth-adult team...

MNF Grantee – Out Now, The Mural Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtQXB9L3TDM&list=TLGGyQznpaVDQ5QyMDA1MjAyMg One of our long-term grantees Out Now in 2021 created a mural on the Stone Wall Tavern in Springfield. It is across the street from their office headquarters.  "The mural has three major...

Spring 2022 Grantee – Brew & Forge

We welcome Brew & Forge as a new MNF grantee. “The funding from the Markham-Nathan Fund will support the participation of  Western Massachusetts-based poets and/or organizers at the Witches & Warriors Retreat. Taking place July 21-24, 2022 at the Watershed...

Spring 2022 MNF Grantees

 Congratulation to our Spring 2022 MNF Grantees: Out Now Indian Orchard Citizens Council Real Cost of Prisons Project The Decarcerate Western MA Bailout Project Resilient Community Arts Brew & Forge PHENOM (Public Education Network of Massachusetts) The Compost...

MNF Spring 2022 Grantee – Resilient Community Arts

"Resilient Community Arts is a non-profit arts organization offering classes, drop-in studio time, after-school programming, womxn’s support groups, and community outreach for folks of all ages and backgrounds within the Pioneer Valley.  The spring MNF funds will be...

Spring 2022 Grantee – The Compost Co-operative

"The Markham Nathan Fund for Social Justice has supported the Compost Co-operative since BEFORE we launched our food scraps hauling business in 2018. Developed inside the Greenfield Jail in 2017 by incarcerated people and community members working together to address...

MNF Spring 2022 Grantee – Piti Theatre

"Piti Theatre's Valley Playwright Mentoring is a vehicle for teens to share stories from their lives with their communities. By creating a safe and supportive online community of arts-inspired teens, VPM offers the opportunity for improvisation, brainstorming and...

Coronavirus and our WMass Community

Coronavirus and our WMass Community

MNF Grantee Coronavirus and our WMass Community is excited to invite you to a screening of their completed work. "This Was Our Year: COVID-19 Pandemic Stories from Hampden County is a 65-minute documentary that features 14 interviews with students, workers, and...

2021 MNF Spring Grantees

Congratulations to our 2020 MNF Spring Grantees! Each social justice organization received a grant of up to $3000.  A big thanks to our donors for making our work possible.   Nueva Esperanza to enable outreach and advertising for a bi-weekly food drive Manos...

Spotlight: Nueva Esperanza

Spotlight: Nueva Esperanza

Nueva Esperanza is one of our grantees from the Spring 2021 granting cycle. Thank you for all your work. "We would first like to thank the Markham-Nathan fund for their generous contribution to Nueva Esperanza and Neighbor 2 Neighbor for operation costs involving our...

Spotlight: The Performance Project

Spotlight: The Performance Project

The board of the Markham-Nathan Fund granted the Performance Project a Spring 2021 Grant for their work in the performing arts that is deeply linked to social justice.  In their own words. “The Performance Project brings people together to create theater and visual...

MNF Spring Grant 2021 – Critical Connections

"Critical Issues in Context Series "Societal Islamophobia is pervasive across the United States. Even in relatively progressive communities around western Massachusetts, misperceptions about Islam and Muslims abound. Critical Connections is the only organization in...

Archives

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...