That is our purpose. The Byerly Foundation, established in 1995, has distributed over $17,000,000 in grants to organizations seeking to push Hartsville forward.
As the board members review grant requests they look for answers to five basic questions. Those questions are:
Dr. William Byerly was a popular and busy Hartsville doctor who established a clinic attached to his home in 1933. That clinic expanded over the years and became The Byerly Hospital. In 1995, the trustees of this community hospital sold to a for-profit hospital company and the proceeds of the sale were used to establish The Byerly Foundation, a non-profit private foundation that took over the hospital’s 501(c)3 status. The proceeds from this sale were approximately $25 million in property and cash. The cash proceeds, approximately $22 million were invested and set up as funds that would be used to make grants back to the Hartsville community.
The Foundation does not make grants to individuals. Since 1998, the Foundation has provided approximately $17 million in grants to the greater Hartsville community. Currently, the Foundation has a little more than $20 million invested and generating income.
Darlington County Habitat for Humanity has begun expanding its service to aiding home owners keep their homes livable in the Hartsville area. Habital has started a Neighborhood Revitalization Program in partnership with the South Hartsville Revitalization program to make critical repairs to homes of owners who are not able to affor the high repair costs. The critical fixes help people remain in their homes. The Foundation has recently approved a two-year $100,000 grant to sustain this program for another two years.
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Rolling Grant Cycle The Byerly Foundation Board voted at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic to open grant making on a month by month basis instead of having a single grant cycle. As a result,...READ MORE