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                                                                                                                    ...

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...

The Shoestring (Fall 2022 Grantee)

"The Shoestring was founded in 2017 and grew out of the need identified by our early writers and editors for accessible, fair, and accurate journalism in Western Massachusetts, unbeholden to advertisers and unafraid of offering a critique of the powerful in our...

Connecticut River Defenders (Fall 2022 Grantee)

"Connecticut River Defenders is a nascent and informal group (“formalized” in 2022) of seasoned social justice activists from Franklin, Hampshire, and Hamden Counties. We came together as individuals over the past two years to bring attention to the urgent problems...

LAVA (Local Access to Valley Arts, Fall 2022)

"The Markham-Nathan Fund for Social grant will support the forthcoming project IndiVISIBLE: Celebrating Indispensable Agricultural Workers, Making Their Stories and Presence Visible "Franklin County, in western Massachusetts, is the most rural area of the...

Voices from Inside (Fall 2022)

"Voices from Inside is a non-profit organization based in Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1999, Voices From Inside provides writing groups with and for incarcerated and previously incarcerated women, as well as women in recovery. Voices From Inside workshops have...

WMass CodePink (Fall 2022)

"We will be using the MNF gran to continue the work in which we have engaged since 2006, amplifying the themes of International Women's Day across class, gender, race, and gender inclusivity. This year there is the imperative of including the military use in...

The Decarcerate Western Mass Bailout Project

The Decarcerate Western Mass Bailout Project received a MNF Spring Grant in 2022. "The grant from the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice will be used to expand our offerings as a pre-trial justice organization. In addition to posting bail and creating and...

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...

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