Taylor Foundation of Newberry, Inc.
739 Kendall Road
P. O. Box 399
Newberry, South Carolina 29108

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    Taylor Foundation of Newberry, Inc., a small private foundation, was formed in 1985. 

Our primary goal is to strengthen educational and cultural opportunities for the citizens of Newberry County (South Carolina) and to encourage the appreciation of our county's history.  A secondary goal is to meet humanitarian needs in Newberry County.


Since 1987 TF has provided 142 scholarships to students and are available at five schools:  Benedict College, Newberry College, Piedmont Technical College, Presbyterian College, and USC Moore Business School.



Approved 2020 Payouts - Base Endowment

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  • Newberry College - $24,613
  • Newberry Museum - $5,000
  • Presbyterian College - $4,000
  • Benedict College - $3,500
  • Newberry Opera House - $2,500
  • Piedmont Technical College - $2,000
  • Newberry Young Life - $2,000
  • Palmetto Trail - Newberry County - $1,500
  • SC Lions Charitable Services - $1,500
  • Teacher of the Year - $1,000
  • Sistercare - $1,000
  • PP-Monthly reading books for 30 kids - $1,000
  • Small Grants (6) - $1,000

Through July 31, 2020 total payouts have been $1,493,410.  Based on the value of 6 endowments we can fund up to about $70,000 per year. 
For a copy of our 990-PF (Return for Private Foundation) click here to Guidestar.

In 2018 TF awarded a $64,805 grant to The Newberry Museum to complete the mezzanine inside the historic Taylor Building.  It has become its new home. 

Congratulations to Ms. Oleva Irvin, the 2019-2020 Newberry County Teacher of the Year.  The Newberry Elementary School teacher was awarded an unrestricted $1,000 teaching grant at the annual reception on November 14, 2019.  She was the 26th teacher to whom we have  awarded this little "thank you" grant.

For Sale

Audubon Prints
Abbeville Edition

A grant ($8,000) was awarded  for the restoration of a Civil War cannon recovered from The Governor sunk off the South Carolina coast.  It is on display at the Newberry County Museum.     


Keller Hall

Newberry College

Over $160,000 to Newberry YMCA and near $300,000 to Newberry Opera House have been funded.

First Grants
Some Small Grants
Lions Charitable Services

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Over $400,000 in grants  have been awarded to Newberry College for projects ranging from landscaping to the renovation of Keller Hall.


From 2015 to 2018 TF funded the admission cost for 846 Newberry County public school children to visit The Children's Museum of the Upstate