The Byerly Foundation

A CATALYST for positive change.

A FOUNDATION for Hartsville's future.

Hartsville, SC

About Us

The Byerly Foundation is a private foundation that was established in 1995 using money from the sale of the Byerly Hospital. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees whose primary goal is to be a catalyst for positive change. All Foundation resources are used to benefit the people of Hartsville, SC and have a positive impact on education, economic development, and social needs in our community.

Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $25 million in the Hartsville community. The Foundation adheres to IRS guidelines for private foundations and spends a minimum of 5% of its assets annually. Through constant, open discussion, the Foundation supports strategic cooperation and resource pooling among entities seeking to make a difference in Hartsville.

Grant Cycle Information

Although we do not currently have an open grant cycle, we would love to hear your ideas.

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Board of Trustees

Know someone in Hartsville, SC that is a CATALYST for positive change? Nominate them to serve on the Byerly Foundation Board by completing this form.

Board Chair

Linda Weatherford


Dr. Susan Henderson


Pat Youngblood

Board Members:

Chris Shirley, Dr. Orville Dyce, Lunella Williams,

Dr. Terry Hassler, Corey Lewis, and Frances Jones

Get in touch!

Executive Director Brianna Douglas is eager to hear your ideas on how to make Hartsville, SC even better than it is today!

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101 N. 2nd St., Hartsville SC, 29550