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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 10 million to worthy community projects and scholarships that enhance the communities and residents we serve.

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This prestigious award endowed by the Hawk family in memory of their parents, Howard C. and Mary Allene Hawk, is presented annually to recognize an outstanding Bryan citizen.

Click here to download the Good Citizen Nomination Form.

The criteria and past recipients are listed on the nomination form.

Please drop off your nomination to the Foundation office or mail to the Foundation at PO Box 651, Bryan, OH  43506.

The nomination deadline is February 1, 2018.



Next PIP Meeting:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

7:00 pm – Bryan Moose Lodge

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

2020 Logo Final

Project 2020 challenges the community to envision the possibilities and actively engage in submitting ideas that will make a measurable difference and bring value to our community. 

What project do YOU think would benefit our community now and for generations to come?


Submit applications by February 28, 2018.

For more information click here.

Project 2020 Idea Application

With so many things on our To-Do List, it's nice to know how easy it is to make a difference in our community through Power in the Purse (PIP).

PIP is for you If…..

You are busy....there's only 4, one-hour meetings each year.

You want 100% of your donation to go directly to a local charity.

You want your donation to make a significant impact.

You want to join other caring women in giving back to the community.

Women of all generations are invited to join us to kick off the new year on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7pm at the Bryan Moose. For more information contact the Bryan Area Foundation at 419-633-1156. Guests are always welcome!
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In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Foundation will be closed on Monday, January 15th. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 16th at 9am. ... See MoreSee Less

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Seeking Good Citizen Nominations for 2018!

Do you know someone who has served the Bryan community and has made at least one outstanding accomplishment? If so, please consider nominating them for the Good Citizen Award. The nomination criteria and past nominess are listed on the nomination form which can be downloaded at www.bryanareafoundation.org

The deadline is February 1, 2018.

Honored last year at the Jubilee Parade is Dr. John Moats, the 2017 Good Citizen of the Year, along with his wife Joanne.
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