Avedis Foundation is a private foundation established in Shawnee, Oklahoma in 2012. The name “Avedis” means “bearer of glad tidings or good news”. Avedis Foundation is a catalyst for positive change with a vision to measurably improve the health, wellness and quality of life for the people of Pottawatomie County and its surrounding communities.

Our signature statement, “We are here for good,” is both a commitment to the communities we serve and promise to continue investing for years to come. The foundation staff and board of directors is consistently assessing health, wellness and quality of life issues in the county and developing new and innovative ways to improve outcomes. In addition, our commitment to improving the quality of the nonprofit sector improves the capacity of nonprofits to address community health outcomes.