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...
MNF Fall 2021 Grantee – The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change
"The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change provides free classes to support seasoned and new activists in their efforts to build power and create systemic change in the face of daily threats to our democracy, to our civil, reproductive, and human rights, and to the...
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
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
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...
Spring 2021 Grantee: The Real Cost of Prisons Project
Congratulations to The Real Cost of Prisons Project for receiving a Spring 2021 Grant. Lois Ahrens about their work. The Real Cost of Prisons Project is currently focused on two organizing projects involving statewide coalitions. The first is centered on ensuring that...
COVID-19 Emergency Grants Recipients
The Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice is deeply concerned about the challenges people and social justice organizations are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We created the COVID-19 Emergency Grant to address these challenges. Due to the generous support of our...
Spotlight: The Indian Orchard Citizens Council
The Indian Orchard Citizens Council (IOCC) received a COVID-19 Emergency Grant from the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice in 2020. The grant was for a collaborative project among several grassroots organizations to meet the financial and survival needs of...
Nueva Esperanza, Holyoke, MA, received a 2020 COVID-19 Emergency Grant to provide local food and supplies to the community.
Springfield No One Leaves
Springfield No One Leaves/Springfield Nadie Se Mude, MA received a 2020 COVID-19 Emergency Grant to offer relief to community members, for a fight back campaign against cuts in benefits and the social safety net, and pandemic related tech needs.
Voices from Inside
Voices from Inside, Greenfield, MA (www.voicesfrominside.org) for training and transportation of previously incarcerated women to performances.
Visions of Labor Working Group
Visions of Labor Working Group, Amherst, MA for Spanish translations for participants in Visions of Labor Film and Workers Voices Program at UMass November 8-10 (www.umass.irisregistration.com/Home/site?code=visions).
Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, Greenfield, MA (www.traprock.org) – to expand library resources and youth voices.
Sojourner Truth School for Social Justice
Sojourner Truth School for Social Justice, Northampton, MA (www.truthschool.org) – for training in social justice leadership.
Resistance Center for Peace and Justice
Resistance Center for Peace and Justice, Northampton, MA (www.theresistancecenter.org) – Immigration rights advocacy.
Peoples Music Network
Peoples Music Network Greenfield, MA (www.peoplesmusic.org) – for Matt Jones scholarships to performers of progressive music.
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