Markham Nathan Fund calls for applications for 2015 funding cycle

Posted: January 4th, 2015

The Markham Nathan Fund for Social Justice is now accepting applications for our 2015 granting cycle. In response to the generous donations we have received, and the excellent management of our fund by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, we are now increasing our grant award to $500 to $2500 to activist organizations in Western Massachusetts, particularly those organizing and supporting the poor and powerless for a more just and peaceful world. Please see our website for grant application guidelines ( We are also prepared to make emergency grants and guidelines will be put on the website.


The deadline for applications for the 2015 granting cycle is February 14, 2015.


Please share this announcement with progressive organizations in Western Massachusetts. We look forward to your grant submission.

Tag Sale Fundraiser for Social Justice held Sept. 27 and 28, 2014

Posted: September 1st, 2014

The Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice held an enormous, multifamily yard sale on Saturday and Sunday September 27 & 28 in Northampton –  items sold include a canoe, bicycles, furniture and lamps, art, computers and printers, dog crates, fans, children’s toys, clothes, books, housewares and bric-a-brac. Special thanks to Stan Pollack for coordinating, we raised over $3000, we thank all the donors of goods and services in pursuit of funding organizations fighting for social justice.


2014 Grantees: Keeping the March Going for Social Justice in WMass.!

Posted: June 6th, 2014

2014 Awards to 15 activist organizations, awards ranging from $700 to $2000.00


Arise for Social Justice
Community organizing Six Corners, Springfield

Climate Action Now
Climate action plan, Springfield

Jobs with Justice of Western Massachusetts
2014 Annual Organizing and Education Conference

Just Communities of Western Mass.
Safe Driving Act for undocumented workers

Manos Unidas Multicultural Education Cooperative
South Lee

Neighbor to Neighbor – Holyoke
Shut down Mt Tom Coal Plant

Nuclear Free Future Coalition WMass.
Conservation and renewable energy education

Out Now!
Queer Empowerment interactive theater,

Prison Birth Project
Access to reproductive health in prisons

Springfield No One Leaves
SNOL People’s School project

Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
Peace Net for Girls and Women Building Peace

Veterans Education Project
Education and public events for social justice

Voices from the Inside
Creative writing programs for incarcerated women

South Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative
Gang demobilization in Holyoke

Youth Action Coalition