CHARLESTON, S.C. — March 12, 2014 — The Google Data Center Fund of Tides Foundation recently gave a grant totaling $30,000 to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.  The grant is part of the Foundation’s commitment to play a positive role in each of the communities in which they operate and will help support South Carolina Aquarium STEM education programs for Berkeley County students and teachers.

“The Aquarium is tremendously grateful for Google’s support of our STEM education programs for Berkeley County students and teachers,” remarked Kevin Mills, Aquarium President and CEO. “Google is an important partner in the Aquarium’s efforts to provide innovative conservation and educational programming to the community.”

Through grant-making and local initiatives, Google works to help businesses, schools, and nonprofits thrive.  Since 2009, Google has awarded more than $1 million to South Carolina nonprofits and schools in the areas of science and technology education, renewable energy innovation, and access to the internet.