The Fairy Godmother Fund provides flexible, accessible monies to help Douglas County women who have limited resources and are facing immediate, short-term critical needs not met by traditional funding sources.
The gifts from this fund are small, but they make a big impact on the lives of women and families. Financial assistance of up to $499 may be provided to women who meet the following criteria:
- limited income
- limited, short-term, critical need not normally handled by any other agency or fund (i.e., the fund does not address rent or utility requests)
- payment can be made directly to a vendor, not the client
- funding will solve the immediate crisis (i.e., partial payment is not done unless the client has a mechanism to cover the entire payment)
- applicant is a resident of Douglas County, Kansas
The Douglas County Community Foundation does not accept requests for funds. To find out how to apply for assistance, please contact one of the following referring partners:
Kyle Roggenkamp, Ballard Community Center, 785-842-0440 or email@example.com
Leilani Tuttle, Big Brothers/Big Sisters , 785-743-7359 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney Buchholz, Douglas County AIDS Project , 785-843-0040 or email@example.com
Anna Jenny, Douglas County Child Development Association , 785-842-9679 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Johnson White, Douglas County Visiting Nurses , 785-843-3738 or JaniceJ@kansasvna.org
Sarah Jane Russell, GaDuGi SafeCenter , 785-843-8985 or email@example.com
Carrie Lindsey, Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority, 785-842-1533 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Blocher, Douglas County Red Cross , 785-843-3550 or email@example.com
Tracy Glover, Success by 6/Bert Nash , 785-423-4320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Bertrand, Van Go Mobile Arts , 785-842-3797 or email@example.com
Joan Schultz, Willow Domestic Violence Center, 785-331-2034 x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the program, contact Erika Dvorske at United Way of Douglas County, 785-843-6626, or email@example.com. If you have a referral and Erkia is not available within 48 hours, please direct your referral to Sarah Jane Russell at 785-843-8985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.