Haymarket People's Fund, Western Massachusetts Records
1975-1983
4 boxes (4 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 336

Abstract

A granting agency that advises and provides funding for grass roots, non-profit projects and organizations in order to bring about broad social change by addressing local issues and community needs. Records include minutes, reports, correspondence, successful and unsuccessful grant applications from Western Massachusetts organizations, grant source information, and grantee materials including organization reports, publications, member lists, clippings, and other materials.

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Haymarket People's Fund, Western Massachusetts Records
1975-1983
4 boxes (4 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 336

Background on Haymarket People's Fund

The Haymarket People's Fund (HPF), a granting agency that advises and provides funding for grass roots, non-profit projects and organizations, was founded in 1974 by George Pillsbury and other young people with inherited wealth interested in bringing about broad social change by addressing local issues and community needs. Specifically, HPF seeks to "help people understand the sources of social and economic injustice in our country and how to change them; to support people trying to take control of their lives through challenging established power, learning how to use leadership, and developing self-respect; and to work towards the shared vision of a non-oppressive, life-supporting society" (1983-1984 Annual Report).

Between 1976 and 1977, the structure of HPF evolved from one community decision-making board in Boston to eight autonomous boards, one for each New England state and two for Massachusetts and Connecticut. From 1977 until 1983, one member of each regional board sat on the New England Board which reviewed and approved grant proposals and served as a board of directors. In 1983, HPF established the Coordinating Council, responsible for general administration of the fund, developing financial and personnel policies, and fund-raising plans.

Since 1975, the HPF of Western Massachusetts has distributed grants and provided emergency loans to hundreds of grassroots organizations that serve food, clothing, shelter, health and education needs in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties. They have provided specialized services in the areas of AIDS education, substance abuse counseling, day care, elderly care, rape prevention and have worked to organize community support around the rights of women, minority or ethnic populations, workers, tenants, people with disabilities, and gay men and women. HPF has also educated and assisted potential donors in their investment and donation decisions.

Contents of Collection

The Haymarket People's Fund records document the breadth and variety of projects, organizations and coalitions supported by the fund throughout its history in Western Massachusetts and reveal social issues of concern to local communities and the broader region over a period of 25 years. The efforts of grantees and their impact both locally and nationally is well-represented for particular organizations. Records include minutes, reports, correspondence, successful and unsuccessful grant applications, grant source information, and grantee materials including organization reports, publications, member lists, clippings and other materials.

Collection inventory
Minutes, reports
1975-1982

Box 1: 1
Alternative Energy Coalition of Hampden County


Box 1: 2
Amherst Community Resource Center/Western Mass. Welfare Coalition


Box 1: 3
Associacion Latina Progresso y Accion


Box 1: 4
Battered People's Project


Box 1: 5
Berkshire Community Education Group


Box 1: 6
Berkshire Model Education Program


Box 1: 7
Berkshire Union of Community Organizers


Box 1: 8
Berkshire Voices Collective


Box 1: 9
Butterfly Education Arts/Women's Media Coalition


Box 1: 10
Casa Latina/Hampshire Community Action Commission (Noticiero Latina)


Box 1: 11
Center for Community Access TV (CCATV)


Box 1: 12
Che Lumumba Multicultural Community Education Project


Box 1: 13
CISPES/Center for Reflective Action


Box 1: 14
Committee for Childcare in Crisis (CCC)


Box 1: 15
Community Union Rural Development Corporation


Box 1: 16
Correctional Change Group


Box 1: 17
Council of Churches of Greater Springfield/Committee to End Apartheid


Box 1: 18
Cultural Workers Collective


Box 1: 19
Evergreen Defense Fund


Box 1: 20
Franklin Training Corp.


Box 1: 21
Gray House, Inc./Motherhouse of Sisters of St. Joseph


Box 1: 22
Gray Panthers/Faith Church of Springfield


Box 1: 23
Hampshire County Employed/Unemployed Council


Box 1: 24
Holyoke YWCA/Greater Holyoke Women's Center


Box 1: 25
July 4th Coalition, Western Mass. Chapter


Box 1: 26
Labor Relations and Research Center, University of Mass.


Box 1: 27
Last Resort, The


Box 1: 28
Little Apple, The


Box 2: 29
Mass. Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH)


Box 2: 30
Mass. Organization of Disabled Workers


Box 2: 31
Mass. People's History Project


Box 2: 32
Mobilization for Survival, Northampton


Box 2: 33
Native American Solidarity Committee


Box 2: 34
Necessities/Necesidades/ISIS


Box 2: 35
New England Small Farm Inst./W. Mass. Energy, Environment and Agri. Resource Network


Box 2: 36
New Unity


Box 2: 37
Northampton Veterans' Coalition


Box 2: 38
Open Door/Association for Retarded Citizens


Box 2: 39
Panache


Box 2: 40
Parents for Peace


Box 2: 41
Patria Libre


Box 2: 42
People for Economic Survival


Box 2: 43
People for Peace of Southern Berkshire


Box 2: 44
Puerto Rican Congress


Box 2: 45
Puerto Rican Solidarity Committee


Box 2: 46
Puerto Rican Solidarity Committee, Springfield


Box 2: 47
Southern Africa Solidarity Committee/ANC


Box 2: 48
Spanish American Union/Springfield Citizens Coalition for Justice


Box 2: 49
Springfield Health Coalition/Family Planning Council of Western Mass.


Box 2: 50
Springfield Rape Crisis Center


Box 2: 51
Springfield Women's Union


Box 2: 52
Students United for Public Education


Box 2: 53
Sunday News Collective


Box 2: 54
12 to 1


Box 2: 55
Union of Student Employees


Box 2: 56
University of Mass. Labor Community Support Network


Box 2: 57
Urban Ministry/United Citizens Action League


Box 2: 58
Valley Womens Martial Arts


Box 2: 59
Valley Womens Union


Box 2: 60
Western Mass. Latin American Solidarity Committee


Box 2: 61
Western Mass. Native American


Box 2: 62
Women Against Violence in Pornography and Media


Box 2: 63
Women's Caucus of the Northampton Committee on El Salvador


Box 2: 64
Women's Center of North Berkshire Community Action


Box 2: 65
Work, Inc.


Box 2: 66
ACCRETION,
1994

Berkshire Amistad


Box 3: 1
Berkshire Forum


Box 3: 2
Bernardston Country Estate Mobile Home Tenants Association


Box 3: 3
Central America Education Project


Box 3: 4
Casa Latina


Box 3: 5
CIA Protest Defense Committee


Box 3: 6
Citizens for a Quality Environment


Box 3: 7
Contruyamos Juntos/Building Peace in Nicaragua


Box 3: 8
Critical Times


Box 3: 9
Cultural Images Group


Box 3: 10
Equity Institute


Box 3: 11
Face to Face


Box 3: 12
Florence Heights Tenants Action Project


Box 3: 13
Franklin County M.E.N.


Box 3: 14
Franklin County Committee on Central America


Box 3: 15
Friends of Comadre


Box 3: 16
Greenfield Area Community Land Trust


Box 3: 17
Hampden County Women's Center


Box 3: 18
H.E.R.A. Inc. (Hotline to End Rape and Abuse)


Box 3: 19
Housing Discrimination Project


Box 3: 20
Housing Now


Box 3: 21
Industrial Policy Group


Box 3: 22
Khevre


Box 3: 23
Lifeline Institute


Box 3: 24
Massachusetts Anti-Hunger Coalition


Box 3: 25
Mayor's Committee on Social Development


Box 3: 26
Massachusetts Campaign for Jobs and Justice


Box 3: 27
New England Central America Network


Box 3: 28
New Neighborhood/Barrio Nuevo, Inc.


Box 3: 29
Nicaragua: The New Dawn


Box 3: 30
No-GWEN Alliance: GWEN Project


Box 3: 31
Northampton Community Land Trust


Box 3: 32
Northern Berkshire Labor Coalition


Box 3: 33
Northampton Committee on Central America


Box 3: 34
Nueva Esperanza, Inc.


Box 3: 35
Open Door Club


Box 3: 36
People With AIDS Coalition of Western Massachusetts


Box 3: 37
Planning Committee for a State-wide Women's Conference in Vermont


Box 3: 38
River Valley Voice


Box 3: 39
Third World Women's Task Force


Box 3: 40
Undercurrents


Box 3: 41
University Childcare Employees Association


Box 3: 42
Urban Ministry Inc.


Box 3: 43
Valley Women's Martial Arts


Box 3: 44
Veterans Fast for Life Support Group


Box 3: 45
Western Massachusetts Coalition Against Apartheid


Box 3: 46
Western Massachusetts Ecoomic Conversion Coalition


Box 3: 47
Western Massachusetts Harvest Brigade


Box 3: 48
Western Massachusetts Labor Committee on Central America


Box 3: 49
Western Massachusetts Senior Action


Box 3: 50
Worcester-Compala Sister City Project


Box 3: 51
Workers' Legal Union


Box 3: 52
Young Hope Healers of Our Planet Earth


Box 3: 53
ACCRETION,
1999

Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts


Box 4: 1
Allen Park Tenant's Association


Box 4: 2
American Friends Service Committee Western Massachusetts Office


Box 4: 3
Anti-Displacement Project


Box 4: 4
Arise, Poor People and Welfare Rights Organization


Box 4: 5
Cambodian American Association of Western Massachusetts


Box 4: 6
Campaign for a Citizen's Budget


Box 4: 7
Center for Community Education and Action


Box 4: 8
Center for Popular Economics


Box 4: 9
Central Massachusetts Senior Action Council Chapter


Box 4: 10
Citizens Awareness Network


Box 4: 11
Clean Water Action


Box 4: 12
Community Supported Agriculture at Indian Line Farm


Box 4: 13
Do Ask More Citizen Council


Box 4: 14
El Arco Iris


Box 4: 15
Fitchburg Spanish Council, Inc.


Box 4: 16
Franklin County Coalition for a Safe Community


Box 4: 17
Franklin Housing Alliance


Box 4: 18
Franklin Mediation Service


Box 4: 19
Free Women's School


Box 4: 20
Innu Solidarity Committee


Box 4: 21
Juneteenth Solidarity Walk


Box 4: 22
The Learning Tree


Box 4: 23
Massachusetts Assistive Technology Stavros


Box 4: 24
Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (Mass. WOOSH)


Box 4: 25
Massachusetts Senior Action Council, Inc. Western Massachusetts (MSAC)


Box 4: 26
Massachusetts Tenants Resource Center -- West


Box 4: 27
Men's Resource Center


Box 4: 28
Men's Resource Connection, Inc.


Box 4: 29
Middle East Peace Coalition


Box 4: 30
Millers River Self-Help Network


Box 4: 31
Natural Organic Farmers of Massachusetts


Box 4: 32
New England Central American Network


Box 4: 33
The New England Committee for the 1993 March on Washington


Box 4: 34
Nipponzan Myohoji -- Peace Pagoda of N.E.


Box 4: 35
Nuestras Raices


Box 4: 36
People for a Socially Responsible University


Box 4: 37
Pioneer Valley Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Youth Group


Box 4: 38
Pioneer Valley Pro-Democracy Campaign


Box 4: 39
Positive Development / El Arco Iris


Box 4: 40
Progreso Latino, Inc.


Box 4: 41
Progressive Women's Network


Box 4: 42
Salvadoran Coffee Boycott Committee


Box 4: 43
Southern Africa Working Group


Box 4: 44
Spanish-American Union


Box 4: 45
Springfield Area Central America Project


Box 4: 46
Tibetan U.S. Resettlement Project-Amherst


Box 4: 47
Traprock Peace Center


Box 4: 48
Valley Citizens for A Sale Environment


Box 4: 49
Valley Trade Connection


Box 4: 50
Veterans Education Project


Box 4: 51
Western Massachusetts Community Loan Fund Anti Displacement Project


Box 4: 52
Western Massachusetts COSH


Box 4: 53
Western Massachusetts Housing Now


Box 4: 54
The Wetlands Action Committee


Box 4: 55
Worcester Interfaith


Box 4: 56
Worcester Latino Coalition


Box 4: 57
Worker-Ownership Resource Center


Box 4: 58
Administrative information
Additions to the Collection

Accretions expected. Accretions in the Container Listing in 1994 and 1999.

Provenance

Acquired from: Elizabeth Mock, 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman, 1990.

Acknowledgments

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Haymarket People's Fund, Western Massachusetts Records (MS 336). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects
  • Berkshire County (Mass.)--Social conditions--Sources.
  • Citizen's associations--Massachusetts--History--Sources.
  • Community power--Massachusetts--History--Sources.
  • Endowments--Massachusetts--History--Sources.
  • Franklin County (Mass.)--Social conditions--Sources.
  • Hampden County (Mass.)--Social conditions--Sources.
  • Hampshire County (Mass.)--Social conditions--Sources.
  • Political activists--Massachusetts--History--Sources.
  • Social action--Massachusetts--History--Sources.
Names
  • Haymarket People's Fund (Boston, Mass.)--Archives.