South Carolina Humanities' mission is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. 


South Carolina Humanities' vision is to be recognized for inspiring, engaging and enriching public humanities programs and initiatives. 


SC Humanities seeks to increase public understanding of and support for the humanities; telling the human story by awarding grants for high-quality public programs, by generating special humanities initiatives, and by bringing humanities perspectives to bear on contemporary issues.


SC Humanities' programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.