In addition to serving as a vehicle for charitable giving and making grants, the foundation provides leadership on issues that shape our collective future. At times, we may offer special funding opportunities to organizations working on these issues.
LiveWell Lawrence’s mission is to inspire and advance policy, environmental and lifestyle changes that promote healthy eating and active living in Douglas County.
It began in 2008, when the Kansas Health Foundation made a grant to us to address two drivers of chronic disease: poor diet and physical inactivity. A coalition of community leaders is working on several approaches which, taken together, may begin to nudge residents toward healthier futures.