Our Purpose

The Byerly Foundation serves as a catalyst for positive change in the Hartsville community by working with public and private interests to improve educational, economic and social outcomes for all citizens.


The Byerly Foundation strives to demonstrate the following values in our work and our funding decisions:


We value the trust of the community and believe that operating with integrity contributes to the Foundation’s credibility.

Sound Stewardship

The Board strives to leverage the assets of the Foundation to achieve our mission, while working to preserve the corpus of funds to ensure the sustainability of the Foundation and its ability to continue meeting needs within the Hartsville community.

Local Focus

In all that we do, the focus is making a positive impact and benefit for Hartsville, South Carolina.


The Byerly Foundation will demonstrate both empathy and understanding in dealing with the unique and challenging needs facing the citizens of Hartsville.


We value the opinions and insights of all stakeholders. We will seek feedback from our stakeholders to help inform our policies, positions and decisions.


We will be the conduit that facilitates the development and strengthening of mutually beneficial organizational relationships helping groups and individuals work together on behalf of Hartsville’s citizens.

A Note from the Chair

Brianna Douglas

A couple of years ago I was able to represent the Foundation at the dedication of a section of Byerly Park called Garrison’s Place. I remember the tears I shed watching children who previously had no playgrounds on which to play swinging, some with their siblings. Mothers and caregivers of those children had a strong desire to see their kids able to play on playgrounds and to be able to play with their siblings and friends. They went to the City of Hartsville to make their case. The City of Hartsville heard and worked to come up with a solution. The Byerly Foundation provided a grant that helped make Garrison’s Place a reality in the Hartsville community. That morning was a moving experience and a lasting example for me of how The Byerly Foundation is gift to our community that helps accelerate positive change in Hartsville. Garrison’s Place is only one example of how The Foundation can act as a catalyst to help others make Hartsville one of the best places in the world in which to live, for all of our citizens.

We welcome you to continue learning more about The Byerly Foundation as you visit this site. You will see example of grants like Garrison’s Place and examples of some bigger projects, like the investment of the Foundation in helping to make Hartsville’s Byerly Park a reality. Our Byerly Foundation Board and staff have a vision of Hartsville as a caring community where all our people have the opportunity to improve their quality of life. As the mother of two growing children in this community, it is important to me personally that Hartsville continues to grow and build on strong community values. We are a Board made up of volunteers who are working with many others in the greater Hartsville area who also want to live, work and raise a family in one of the best communities anywhere in the world.  Please feel free to comment on what you think will make Hartsville an even greater community and let us know how we can continue to be a catalyst for positive change.

Brianna Douglas
Chair, The Byerly Foundation

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