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[email protected]: Remembering the Past, Reimagining the Future (South Carolina)


South Carolina Humanities is offering themed requests for proposals on the topic “[email protected]: Remembering the Past, Reimagining the Future.”

Donor Name: South Carolina Humanities

State: South Carolina

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/12/2022

Size of the Grant: $2,000 – $10,000


In honor of its upcoming 50th Anniversary (2022 – 2023), South Carolina Humanities seeks proposals from interested institutional or nonprofit applicants designed to address the broad theme of “[email protected]: Remembering the Past, Reimagining the Future.” Applications could address this theme from a variety of angles, including by exploring aspects of South Carolina’s history, considering how the state has changed over the last 50 years, looking at how we can approach future challenges, or a combination of these.

SC Humanities will look favorably at proposals that use the humanities (history; literature; languages; linguistics; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; anthropology; historical, critical and theoretical approaches to the arts) to think creatively about life in South Carolina, from its sometimes difficult past to its current and future opportunities, and that encourage thoughtful dialogue and interaction among participants.

Through the ongoing 50th Anniversary Fundraising challenge, SC Humanities has a specific pot of monies for proposals that are submitted under the rubric of this request. Priority will be given to proposals that address an important historical moment or contemporary issue for South Carolina; utilize the perspectives of one or more humanities disciplines; and develop proper formats for implementation and distribution. Developing a collaborative base of support locally is also important.

Funding information

Awards are in sums between $2,000 and $10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Any nonprofit organization or institution may apply for SC Humanities grants for projects and programs of interest to South Carolinians. Applicants must have an EIN number and a DUNS number. The humanities must be central, not tangential, to the project. Funds awarded by SC Humanities are federal in origin and are subject to the federal criteria that governs administrative requirements, allowable costs, and audit requirements. SC Humanities will provide information about OMB requirements to grantees.

What SC Humanities Grants Do Not Fund

  • SC Humanities does not award grants to individuals. Your application must have a nonprofit sponsoring organization.
  • SC Humanities does not award grants to fiscal agents. Applicants must not function solely as fiscal agents or fiscal sponsors but should make substantive contributions to the success of the project.
  • Creative or performing arts displays or performances. We do fund the theory and criticism of the arts. Your program should be designed to generate dialogue between humanities scholars and the audience and not for the presentation of the art form itself.
  • Creative writing, autobiographies, memoirs, and creative nonfiction. The National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts consider creative writing to be an arts discipline.
  • Programs that promote a particular ideology, political, social, or religious viewpoint or advocacy of a particular program of social or political action.
  • Programs intended for only college students or college faculty. Your program must engage non-academic participants.
  • Programs that carry a high ticket or registration fee.
  • Courses, scholarships, awards, fellowships or individual research.
  • Publications, scholarly, writing or editing projects.
  • Capital projects. These include the purchase of land, buildings, restorations, constructions, or museum / library acquisitions. Charges may be made to a grant project for equipment purchases (such as modest expenditures related to SC Humanities funded exhibits) if the applicant can demonstrate that the purchase amount of permanent equipment is less expensive than rental charges.
  • Food, alcoholic beverages or entertainment for audiences.
  • Expenses incurred or paid for before the SC Humanities grant is awarded or the beginning of the grant period.
  • Competitive regranting
  • Lobbying
  • Funds for activities supported by other non-NEH federal funds or overlapping project costs with any other pending or approved application(s) for federal funding and/or approved federal awards.
  • Indirect costs or cancellation costs

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