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

SEEKING NOMINATIONS 

Outstanding Educator Award!

This prestigious award, endowed through the Foundation by the Benedict Family, in memory of Greg Benedict, is presented annually to one of Bryan’s outstanding educator.

Check out the criteria and previous recipients on the nomination form.

Outstanding Educator Nomination Form

The deadline for nominations is

March 15, 2019

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NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITY!

To celebrate the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary in 2019, the Foundation has allocated $50,000 for the Dream Launcher Grant Program.  Nonprofits operating programs that benefit Williams County residents are eligible.  Dream Launcher Grants will range between $1,000 and $2,500.  Click on the instructions for more information.

Dream Launcher Instructions

Dream Launcher Application

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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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Bryan Area Foundation

Wishing you a joyous EASTER!

In observance of Good Friday, the office will be closed on Friday, April 19th. The office will reopen on Monday, April 22nd at 9am.
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Wishing you a joyous EASTER!

In observance of Good Friday, the office will be closed on Friday, April 19th.  The office will reopen on Monday, April 22nd at 9am.

“Meet YOUR Foundation” - Larry Harsila, a Bryan native, has been a foundation member since 2017 and serves on the Grant Making Committee. Larry believes his family has greatly benefited from all Bryan has to offer in its schools, recreation, and community programs - many supported by the Bryan Area Foundation. In his spare time Larry most enjoys family, outdoor activities, and travel. ... See MoreSee Less

“Meet YOUR Foundation” - Larry Harsila, a Bryan native, has been a foundation member since 2017 and serves on the Grant Making Committee.  Larry believes his family has greatly benefited from all Bryan has to offer in its schools, recreation, and community programs - many supported by the Bryan Area Foundation.  In his spare time Larry most enjoys family, outdoor activities, and travel.

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