SC Humanities Launches New “Accessibility and Inclusion Grants”

SC Humanities is pleased to announce the launch of a new category of grant available to nonprofit organizations and public institutions in South Carolina. The Accessibility and Inclusion Grant is intended to support making public humanities programs and collections more accessible to diverse public audiences. The Accessibility and Inclusion Grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, starting November 1, 2023. The current maximum request is $1,000.

Accessibility and Inclusion Grant funds can be used for such activities as translation and captioning services, ASL interpreters, materials for the visually impaired, student transportation expenses, and childcare to make programs more accessible to families. This is not an exhaustive list. Grant funds CANNOT be used for construction costs. Please contact T.J. Wallace to discuss whether your request fits the Accessibility and Inclusion Grant, 803-771-2477, Accessibility and Inclusion Grant applications can be submitted on their own or in conjunction with another SC Humanities grant application (Major, Mini, Fast Track Literary Grant).

The SC Humanities Board of Directors decided to develop the Accessibility and Inclusion Grant as a way to support humanities programming in South Carolina reaching wide and diverse audiences. The grants can help remove barriers, increase public access to the shared human story, and enhance preservation of South Carolina history.

Randy Akers, Executive Director of SC Humanities, said: “South Carolina Humanities is pleased to announce a new grant focused on accessibility in public programming.   For years we have provided quality programs throughout the state but failed to be as inclusive as possible.  We say the humanities are for everyone, and now we mean it.  We will be in a position to provide funds to help grant recipients make their  programs accessible to persons with various disabilities and unieque needs.  We want all South Carolinians to be able to enjoy the benefits of humanities programming.” 

The Accessibility and Inclusion Grant has a simple, two-page application form. The application is available on our website: For more information, please contact T.J. Wallace at 803-771-2477,

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c)3 organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos, and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. The National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.