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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?


For more information click here.

Project 2020 Idea Application

Top 5 Joys of Giving! With the holiday season upon us, the Foundation is reminded how the Joy of Giving has positively impacted our community. We share our top 5 joys in our latest edition of "Inside the Foundation" along with updates on other Foundation happenings.

Check out the entire newsletter at bryanareafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/12-1-17-Newsletter.pdf
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We invite you to consider giving a gift that lasts well beyond the holiday season. This is a meaningful an unique opportunity to give in honor or memory of a loved one. Your gift to the Foundation will make a difference today.....and for generations to come. ... See MoreSee Less

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Spread the WORD....It's time to renew our PIP memberships! Or... maybe you've never attended a PIP meeting? Guests are always welcome to come experience how collective giving can make a difference. We learn about the needs in our community while having fun, and then we are able to lend a helping hand to nonprofit organizations working hard to make our community stronger.

Mark your calendars for the 2018 meeting dates:
Tuesday, January 30th
Thursday, April 26th
Monday, July 30th
Tuesday, October 30th

Please share this post with your friends and family! Social time begins at 7pm. The meeting begins promptly at 7:30 and ends at 8:30. Meetings are held at the Bryan Moose. Hope to see you there!
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