July 10, 2023
The Thoreau Society been awarded a Staffing Recovery Grant from Mass Humanities. The 2023 Staffing Recovery Grants deliver funding to non-profit organizations to sustain and expand the hours of current staff or to hire new staff in order to create, restore and grow humanities programs across the state. Awards range between $16,000 and $40,000, and benefit organizations with budgets of $500,000 or less and five or fewer full-time equivalent employees.
The grant awarded to the Thoreau Society will expand current staff time and create a new part-time position, Membership and Program Coordinator, for two years. “We’re very excited to have been awarded this support,” says Executive Director Michael Frederick, “which will help us educate the public on the life, works, and legacy of Henry David Thoreau. Support from this award will make it possible for us to reach new audiences within the commonwealth.” For more information about the Mass Humanities grant awards, please read more here. This program is made possible by a grant from Mass Humanities, which provided funding through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).” Mass Humanities is a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.