• 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

2018 LiveWell Community Wellness Grants awarded

Six local organizations were awarded LiveWell Community Wellness Grants for projects that increase access to healthy food and make it easier for people in Douglas County to be physically active.  Grantees attended a special Douglas County Community Foundation event where their organizations and their projects were recognized. Here are the grantees and their projects: The Children’s Shelter,…

2018 Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund grants awarded

A grant program designed to encourage organizations to create new and innovative ways to support and understand the local environment has awarded four local projects a total of $20,000 in grant support. Retired KU professor Elizabeth Schultz created the environmental fund at the Douglas County Community Foundation in 2005 with a simple mission in mind,…

DCCF office closed for Thanksgiving

    Enjoy the holiday with your loved ones!  Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.

Fall 2018 Newsletter

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