Bryan Area Foundation Grant Program

Bryan Area Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $500,000

Next deadline: Dec 29, 2018 9:00am PST (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Feb 28, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), Mar 31, 2019 9:00am PDT (Full proposal), May 30, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), Jun 30, 2019 9:00am PDT (Full proposal), Aug 30, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), Sep 30, 2019 9:00am PDT (Full proposal), Nov 29, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Williams County, Ohio

Location of residency: United States

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Note: It is required that all applicants schedule a meeting with the Bryan Area Foundation President/CEO at least 30 days in advance of the grant deadline. These are the "Letter of Inquiry" deadlines above. 

The mission of the Bryan Area Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of our area now and for generations to come by building community endowment, addressing needs through grant making, and serving as a leader, catalyst and resource for charitable giving.

The Foundation will aggressively use matching grants. The Foundation recognizes strong organizations require strong boards; therefore, the Bryan Area Foundation will make available periodic board training opportunities facilitated by regionally and nationally recognized experts in the field.

The Bryan Area Foundation’s involvement in social services will be supportive (facilitative) rather than direct (monetary) and the Foundation can serve as a resource to facilitate compassion, efficiency, and responsibility in the distribution of social services to the community. The Foundation believes that federal, state or local governments have the resources and the primary responsibility for advancing issues involving healthcare, education and economic development. The Foundation can, and will, play a role in assuring mutuality of interest, efficiency, and the elimination of duplication of services in these sectors. 

Since its founding in 1969, the Bryan Area Foundation and affiliate Foundations have issued over $6.9 million in grants to a wide spectrum of community-based projects and programs. These encompass recreation, education, athletics, cultural activities, youth and senior citizen programs.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Foundation makes grants to tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations operating or proposing to operate programs primarily for the benefit of Williams County, Ohio residents. 


  • The Foundation prefers projects which benefit youth activities, the arts, or which create a long-term physical community resource.  


  • The Foundation prefers not to make grants for operating expenses. 
  • The Foundation does not generally make grants to religious organizations.
    • Further, it cannot support projects that promote any specific religion or belief structure; or which require specific religious counseling as a part of services