Bridging Families, Communities and Generations in Defiance County

About Us

The Defiance Area Foundation provides a vehicle to serve the philanthropic goals and heritage of the donors of Defiance County through community collaboration, impactful grant making, and financial stewardship.

Project 2030

We launched this fund to build something in 10 years that we can only dream about today. Maybe it’s an ice skating rink, amphitheater, or indoor playground? Down the road, we will ask our community to submit project ideas, and then eligible donors can vote on the final project.

Community Grants

Grants are awarded from a variety of funds that reflect the charitable interests of its donors and the diverse needs of Defiance County. The next Grant Application deadline is March 31.

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An educational scholarship fund can be established for a specific interest and can support any level of education. There are 12 scholarships, many with application deadlines in April.

Read our Annual Report

"Your generous hearts, kindness, and the continued outreach to friends and neighbors this past year has helped to continue to "Make Defiance Great."
Executive Director

To Enhance, Enrich, Encourage and Support the Defiance County Community