Brookgreen Gardens has been awarded an $8,000 grant from South Carolina Humanities that will fund a new digital membership process. The South Carolina Humanities Growth Grant is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. These grants are intended to assist humanities organizations to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are so grateful for the support of our members, especially during trying times like the COVID-19 pandemic,” says President and CEO of Brookgreen Gardens, Page Kiniry. “This grant will help us continue to provide memorable and safe experiences for our members by avoiding unnecessary contact with staff and volunteers.”
The grant will support capacity building and implementing the new digital membership process. Funding will also allow for effective staff training, systems updating, equipment, and supplies which will ensure Brookgreen Gardens’ continued delivery of programming. The grant support will assist Brookgreen Gardens in easing administrative time and materials expenses to direct funds toward the membership experience and ongoing activities.
About Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is located on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, and is open to the public daily. Founded in 1931 by Anna Hyatt Huntington and Archer Huntington, Brookgreen is home to the largest and most significant collection of American Figurative Sculpture in the country, and is a leader in sculpture conservation, environmental conservation, and the protection of the plants, animals, and history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. For more information, visit our web site at www.brookgreen.org or call 843-235-6000.