• Habitat for Humanity
  • Kanwaka Firefighters
  • Special Olympics
  • Sunrise Project

Your generosity makes our communities go.
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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.

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

2018 Report to the Community

Fall 2018 Grant Information Sessions and Deadlines

The Douglas County Community Foundation will be opening grant applications for three grants programs this fall – 2018 Fall Community Grants, Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund Grants, and LiveWell Community Wellness Grants. Community Grants support a wide range of local projects in the areas of arts and culture, children and youth, community development, education, health, housing…

2018 Momentum Grants Awarded

Four local nonprofits are recipients of 2018 Momentum Grants.  In 2018, the amount of the grants awarded increased from a total of $15,000 to $20,000.  Momentum grants fuel projects and programs that help people who are facing poverty build momentum as they take steps to reach their potential and positively impact our community. Ballard Community…

Working with Donor-Advised Funds: The Basics

If you are wondering how donor-advised funds work, check out this great article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy. This has helpful information not only for donors but for nonprofits as well. We are here to help! Let us know if we can answer any questions you have about the work we do here in Douglas County.

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785-843-8727

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