Awarded Grants

SC Humanities funds numerous projects in South Carolina through Major Grants, Mini Grants, Planning Grants, and Fast Track Literary Grants.

Grants awarded in fiscal year 2021 (November 1, 2020 – October 31, 2021) are displayed below. Grants awarded in fiscal years 2007 – 2020 can be viewed by clicking on the links on this page. For previous records, please contact T.J. Wallace at 803-771-2477.

Major Grants


Mini and Planning Grants

Sponsoring Organization: Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
Project Title: The Battle of Honey Hill
Project Director: Kayleigh Vaughn
Awarded: $2,000; Cost-share: $31,551
The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage will expand their permanent exhibit about the Battle of Honey Hill during the Civil War, which took place in present-day Ridgeland. They will add a large-format visual timeline, soldier profiles, and new artifacts. The re-opening of the updated exhibit is planned for February 13, 2021.

Sponsoring Organization: City of Gaffney
Project Title: Memorial Gardens/Open Air Museum
Project Director: LeighAnn K. Moon
Awarded: $1,000; Cost-share: $2,000
The City of Gaffney will use Planning Grant funds to support the creation of an initial design and specification plan by a full-service land design firm for an African-American open-air museum and memorial gardens in downtown Gaffney. Ultimately, the Open-Air Museum and Memorial Garden is to be a place to recognize and commemorate the influence and sacrifices of African Americans from Gaffney and South Carolina, including three African Americans who fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780, which will connect this garden to Gaffney’s Revolutionary War history and planed Revolutionary War Discovery Center.


Fast Track Literary Grants 


For more information about the Grants Program or any of SC Humanities’ funded projects, please contact Theresa (T.J.) Wallace, the Assistant Director, at 803-771-2477.