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Bryan Area Foundation Grant

Grants to Williams County, Ohio Nonprofits to
Enhance the Quality of Life for Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bryan Area Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/28/18 12:00 PM (Noon) Receipt


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Grants to Williams County, Ohio nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit local residents. Applicants must meet with the Foundation's President at least 30 days before the grant deadline. Preference will be given to programs that present innovative solutions and methods of prevention for community issues, promote civic involvement and volunteerism, provide a physical community resource, and provide social services for local residents.

The Bryan Area Foundation has a preference for proposals that:

- Develop innovative, creative, and practical solutions to both current and emerging community needs
- Create programs that enhance the quality of life for a substantial number of people
- Encourage volunteerism, civic and community involvement
- Facilitate compassion, efficiency and responsibility in the distribution of social services to the community
- Deal with the prevention and/or the remediation of problems
- Support projects that create a long-term physical community resource
- Demonstrate that the funds will be well-managed and effectively expended and that the project will become self-supporting when grant dollars end
- Play a role in assuring mutuality of interest, efficiency and the elimination of duplication of services
- Utilize matching grants

The Bryan Area Foundation is dedicated to improving and enriching life in Williams County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181307

Term of Contract:

Once a grant is received, the Foundation requires that the funds be expended within 12 months from the award date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Bryan Area Foundation makes grants to tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations operating or proposing to operate programs that benefit Williams County residents.

The Bryan Area Foundation normally does not fund:

- Operating expenses, including salaries, utilities, and annual campaigns
- Projects that promote any specific religion or beliefs
- Budget deficits or debt reduction
- Lobbying and/or political activity
- Endowment funds
- Capital improvements to buildings and property not owned by the organization or covered by a long-term lease
- Work or projects that are already underway or have been completed
- Grants to organizations that have received a BAF grant for the same or a similar project in the last 12 months

Pre-Application Information:

Completed typewritten application forms should be delivered to the Foundation’s office. Applications cannot be submitted online. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

The Foundation Board considers grants four times each year – in September, December, March, and June. Completed applications must be received at the Foundation office by 12:00 PM (Noon) on:

- September 30 for consideration in December
- December 29 for consideration in March
- March 31 for consideration in June
- June 30 for consideration in September

If the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline for applications will be the first workday prior to the deadline (e.g. Friday, if the deadline falls on a weekend).

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.

Applications that do not contain all of the requested information may not be considered. If information requested is not available an explanation is required. In addition, Foundation board members may contact you to arrange a conference to discuss the application. This may be in the form of a site visit, telephone conversation, or a meeting.

Deadline extensions will not be granted so please submit a grant application well in advance of the deadline.

Foundation staff is available to answer questions you may have regarding the grant process.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Deliver application forms to:

Bryan Area Foundation
110 S. Walnut Street
Bryan, OH 43506

Jack E. Brace, President/CEO

Mailing Address:

Bryan Area Foundation
PO Box 651
Bryan, OH 43506

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Williams County