• Habitat for Humanity
  • Kanwaka Firefighters
  • Special Olympics
  • Sunrise Project

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Since 2000, thousands of local residents have donated $47 million through the community foundation to support local, national and international causes that reflect their lifelong values and passions.

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You can give through us to all charities in Douglas County and across the nation. Learn more by exploring these popular areas of interest.

Latest News & Events

Spring 2017 Community Grants

Twenty one local organizations recently received Community Grants totaling $126,000 to serve area residents. Three grants focus on providing the best possible start in life for young children. The Kansas Head Start Association received a grant to help launch a childhood trauma training initiative for preschool teachers and parents. USD 497-Parents as Teachers will get indoor and outdoor play…

2016 Fall Newsletter

Environmental Fund marks 10 years of impact, Community Grants invest in health, youth transportation, digital inclusion and more. Open PDF

LiveWell Community Wellness Grants Awarded

Ten Douglas County organizations received a total of $83,000 in LiveWell Community Wellness Grants today. The awards support the work of LiveWell Lawrence, a county-wide coalition that aims to make it easier for area residents to eat healthy foods and be physically active. The awards were made possible through the generous support of the Kansas…

Environmental Fund Marks Ten Years of Impact

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Douglas County Community Foundation
900 Massachusetts, Suite 406
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-843-8727
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