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Leadership Douglas County Launches

Leadership Douglas County Launches

DCCF, the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce, the Entrepreneur Community Group of Douglas County, and Leadership Lawrence are together launching the first Leadership Douglas County class. Comprised of twenty-three active community members from Baldwin City, Eudora, and Lecompton, the class of 2019 will spend four sessions sharpening their leadership skills using principles developed by the…

Ballard Kids are Going Green!

Ballard Kids are Going Green!

The Ballard Community Center is putting the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund grant they received in 2018 into practice!  DCCF was thrilled to reach the latest news – a comprehensive recycling program for staff and students will begin in February.  We look forward to updates and exciting learning moments for children, the staff and all the…

Community Mercantile Education Foundation is Growing Hope!

Community Mercantile Education Foundation is Growing Hope!

The Community Mercantile Education Foundation (CMEF) received a community grant in Spring 2018 to launch the Growing Food, Growing Hope garden in collaboration with DCCCA First Step at LakeView, a residential substance abuse treatment center. This project offers women and their children a healing, therapeutic outdoor space to nurture hope and provide practical skills to carry…

DCCF Office Closed in honor of MLK Day

The DCCF office will be closed on Monday, January 21st in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen at 8:00AM on Tuesday, January 22nd.

TTHO: Building Stability Case Management Program

TTHO: Building Stability Case Management Program

Tenants to Homeowners has been working with families in our community to find stable and affordable housing for more than 25 years.  As a part of their wrap around services, TTHO staff have been working with families to provide much needed counseling interventions connecting families with the supports and organization resources they need to remain…

Family Promise: Home Improvements!

Family Promise: Home Improvements!

Our friends at Family Promise received a 2018 Spring Community Grant to weatherize the Family Promise house.  Help from private businesses, and from the wonderful skills of a graduate of the FPL program, all made it possible.  A beautiful story of the community working together to make life better for vulnerable families! From the 2018…

Making an Impact: LATTE Awareness and Prevention Education

Making an Impact: LATTE Awareness and Prevention Education

Lawrence Anti-Trafficking Taskforce and Education Association (LATTE) was awarded a 2018 Community Grant to increase LATTE’s capacity for human trafficking awareness and prevention education. Working with area high school students, LATTE created an activity that provided tools and information for young people to help make a difference in addressing this critical issue. From the LATTE…

Giving Back to The Arts Train

Giving Back to The Arts Train

Van Go has been making a difference in the lives of youth in our community for more than 20 years.  DCCF was pleased to be able to support a technology upgrade to help meet the organization’s mission “to improve the lives of high-needs youth using art as the vehicle for self-expression, self-confidence, and hope for…

2019 DCCF Grant Calendar

2019 DCCF Grant Calendar

Application deadlines for Douglas County Community Foundation Grant programs have been set!  We encourage all eligible nonprofits doing work to benefit Douglas County apply.  We want you to apply and we are here to help! SPRING COMMUNITY GRANTS DUE DATE: February 4, 2019 MOMENTUM GRANTS DUE DATE: April 22, 2019 FALL COMMUNITY GRANTS DUE DATE:…

DCCF Office Closed January 1, 2019

DCCF Office Closed January 1, 2019

DCCF will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st.  We will be back in the office to help you make a difference in our community on Wednesday, January 2nd.  Happy New Year!

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