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Sheriff's Office Foundation

The Greenville County Sheriff's Foundation began in 1984 during the administration of Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown, and it has been in continuous operation since that time.   

Under the most recent set of BYLAWS (Click here for Bylaws), the foundation was established "for the purpose of receiving contributions and raising funds to provide support for the activities of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office."

While the mission of the Foundation remains the same, the current administration intends to review all practices.  

To reach those goals, the Sheriff's Foundation has sought the assistance of a Certified Public Accountant to review all financial records from both prior and current administrations. The Board intends to be transparent and public about the mission and the projects funded by the foundation.  You may Click here to see our most recent filing with the IRS.   Our 2017 documents will be made public as soon as they are completed. Additionally, the protection of our donor's privacy will continue to be an operational standard: our practice will continue to be non-disclosure of our donors' identity. 

The Sheriff intends to begin a transition to a Board that consists of both employees of the Sheriff's Office and members of the community.  We will be looking for Board candidates with good reputations, strong character, and a desire to serve.  The goal is to begin this transition by early summer.  We intend to move with careful, measured diligence.  

Finally, the Foundation's registration with the SC Secretary of State has been updated, and we will continue to work at all levels to ensure that we comply with federal, state and county requirements.