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Meet YOUR Match! 

 In celebration of FOUNDATION WEEK, the Bryan Area Foundation is kicking-off a 25% match for donations to any new or existing Community Fund!

Community Funds allow the Foundation the ability to meet the most emerging needs of our community now and for generations to come.

The minimum to establish a Community Fund is $5,000.  During the Meet YOUR Match Campaign, when you donate $4,000, the Foundation will match your gift 25% ($1,000) to establish a fully funded Named Community Fund!  You may also build your fund over time.

For more information on the 25% Meet YOUR Match Campaign call Amy at 419-633-1156.

The 25% Meet YOUR Match Campaign has been EXTENDED until June 30, 2021 or until the allocated $50,000 has been exhausted.

Donate Now!


Seeking Outstanding Educator Nominations!

Once again it is time to accept nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Educator Award.

This prestigious award, endowed through the Bryan Area Foundation by the Benedict family in memory of Greg Benedict, is presented annually to one of Bryan’s outstanding educators.  Last year due to COVID-19 the award was postponed. Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate a teacher who has met the challenges and is an Outstanding Educator!.

The criteria to qualify for the award and the previous award winners are on the nomination form.

Nomination forms may be submitted to the Bryan Area Foundation.

The deadline is April 15, 2021

Outstanding Educator Nomination Form



2021 PIP Meeting Dates:

Monday, January 25, 2021 by Email Vote 

Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Email Vote 

Thursday, July 29, 2021 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 


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


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 $13.4 million to worthy community projects and scholarships that enhance the communities and residents we serve.

CLICK HERE to view our commemorative 50th anniversary publication! 

Bryan Area Foundation

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The Bryan Area Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all citizens of our area now and for generations to come.

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The Benedict Outstanding Educator Award winner for 2021 will be announced this coming Monday 5-17 at the Academic Awards Night. Enjoy this video to learn…

Bryan Area Foundation

Bryan Area Foundation

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Congratulations Hilltop Seniors! Please join us in recognition of the 2021 Hilltop scholarship recipients at the Scholarship Award Ceremony on May 18th at 7pm. This…

Bryan Area Foundation

Bryan Area Foundation

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Millcreek-West Unity Area Foundation Awards Grant! A grant of $1,350 was recently awarded to the Williams County Sheriff's Office for the purchase of bullet resistant…

Bryan Area Foundation

Bryan Area Foundation

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Let's Play Ball! The Millcreek-West Unity Foundation awarded $5,000 to the Hilltop Community Little League to purchase a tractor to prep the fields for softball…

Bryan Area Foundation

Bryan Area Foundation

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Congratulations PIP Member Natalie Smith! Natalie was the lucky winner of the PIP member drawing. Thanks to Ann Spangler for donating the hanging basket. Kelly…

Bryan Area Foundation

Bryan Area Foundation

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Get Your Tickets.....for the Chocolate Walk! Enjoy a sweet stroll around the square at the Chocolate Walk on May 6th! Find us in front of…