Becoming A Donor
People give THROUGH the Foundation not TO the Foundation.
The Bryan Area Foundation and its affiliate Foundations are here to serve its donors by administering charitable gifts in accordance to their wishes. What is important to donors is what is important to the Foundation. The Foundation will work with donors to provide for their favorite church, school or other charitable organization no matter where those organizations are located.
I am not originally from area, and I want to establish a fund to benefit the area I came from. Will the Foundation help me?
Yes. A donor may establish a Field of Interest Fund to benefit a particular community no matter where that community is located. Currently the Bryan Area Foundation administers funds that benefit Montpelier, West Unity and Edon. Many donors have established specific Scholarship Funds that benefit students all across Williams County and even throughout the state! There are also Designated Funds that benefit organizations in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and other states. The goal of the Bryan Area Foundation is to help donors provide for the community, church, school, or other charitable organization that is important to them.
I would like to establish a fund. What do I do next?
You are invited to call the Bryan Area Foundation at (419) 633-1156 to learn more. Amy Miller, the President/CEO of the Foundation, will work with individual donors or organizations to meet their specific needs. Also the Foundation’s Donor’s Handbook is a recommended resource to answer questions and guide you through the process.