Welcome!

The Bryan Area Foundation and its affiliate Foundations, Edon, Montpelier and Millcreek-West Unity, are dedicated to improving and enriching life in Williams County by connecting people, good ideas, real needs and charitable resources. Amazing things can happen when all of us join together for the common good… Towns and neighborhoods thrive… Community pride swells… Schools are enriched… Kids discover new possibilities… The arts are celebrated and lives are changed for the better!

Since 1969, the Foundation has contributed over $11.4 million to worthy community projects and scholarships that enhance the communities and residents we serve.

News & Events

DREAM LAUNCHER GRANTS FULLY AWARDED!

To celebrate the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary in 2019, the Foundation allocated $50,000 for the Dream Launcher Grant Program.  Due to the overwhelming success of this special anniversary grant program the funds allotted have now all been awarded.  Congratulations to the 25 area nonprofits organizations who received funding to launch a dream project/program that will enhance our community for years to come!

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Next PIP Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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Bryan Moose Lodge

7:00–7:30 pm – Social Time

7:30-8:30 pm – Meeting

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Click here to learn more about the Women’s Giving Circle! 

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“Meet YOUR Foundation” – Betty Franks and her husband moved to Bryan from Cleveland in 2001, when he became pastor of First Lutheran Church. A retied history teacher with a doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University, Betty continued to work for the Nat’l Council for History Education presenting workshops and writing Teaching American History grants for school districts. She enjoys Japanese food, a taste acquired when she was an NEH Teacher/Scholar studying Japanese history and culture. Betty volunteers in church outreach programs and writes proposals for nonprofits in Bryan. Betty has been a foundation member since 2011 and serves on the Grant Making Committee. ... See MoreSee Less

“Meet YOUR Foundation” – Betty Franks and her husband moved to Bryan from Cleveland in 2001, when he became pastor of First Lutheran Church.  A retied history teacher with a doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University, Betty continued to work for the Nat’l Council for History Education presenting workshops and writing Teaching American History grants for school districts.  She enjoys Japanese food, a taste acquired when she was an NEH Teacher/Scholar studying Japanese history and culture.  Betty volunteers in church outreach programs and writes proposals for nonprofits in Bryan.  Betty has been a foundation member since 2011 and serves on the Grant Making Committee.

Congratulations Seniors! This year the Millcreek-West Unity Area Foundation will award $10,000 in scholarships to Hilltop High School seniors. We wish to thank our many donors who make these awards possible and assist students in pursuing their educational dreams!

Please join us in recognition of the 2019 Hilltop High School scholarship recipients at the Scholarship Award Ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7pm.
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Congratulations Seniors! This year the Millcreek-West Unity  Area Foundation will award $10,000 in scholarships to Hilltop High School seniors. We wish to thank our many donors who make these awards possible and assist students in pursuing their educational dreams!

Please join us in recognition of the 2019 Hilltop High School scholarship recipients at the Scholarship Award Ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7pm.