You make this a can do, will do place to live.
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Since 2000, thousands of local residents have donated $42 million through the community foundation to support local, national and international causes that reflect their lifelong values and passions.

Interest Areas

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

15th Anniversary Celebration

The Douglas County Community Foundation is celebrating 15 years of growing and sharing. Register now for our celebration!

Grants to boost child mental health, services for disabled, early learning, access to technology and more

37 local nonprofits recently received $213,000 in Community Grants to improve lives in Douglas County. Community Grants support a wide range of projects in the areas of arts and culture, children and youth, community development, education, health, housing and human services. The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center received the largest grant, $15,000, to purchase…

Taking Applications for 2015 Community Grants

Our annual Community Grants competition is now underway. We welcome applications for a wide variety of projects. The deadline for applications is January 29. Please visit the Community Grants page to view grant guidelines, application information, a list of last year’s grantees, and frequently asked questions. For more information, please contact Marilyn Hull, Program and…

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Douglas County Community Foundation
900 Massachusetts, Suite 406
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-843-8727
Fax: 785-843-8735