Arts and Culture

Working through us, you can invest in the local arts scene and help provide cultural opportunities for all.

If you know which nonprofit(s) you want to support, great. If not, our staff will provide information about local arts and cultural organizations so you can find ones that align best with your interests.

Anyone can make a gift in any amount at anytime to one of these funds by check, by using our online giving feature, or by stock transfer:

  • Baldwin City Public Library Fund
  • Blackjack Battlefield Endowment Fund
  • Castle Tea Room Historical Fund
  • Clinton Lake Historical Society Fund
  • Douglas County Historical Society Endowment Fund
  • Eudora Public Library Endowment Fund
  • Lawrence Arts Center Endowment Fund
  • Lawrence Children’s Choir Fund
  • Lawrence Civic Choir Fund
  • Lawrence Community Orchestra Fund
  • Lawrence Public Library (various funds)
  • Lecompton Community Pride Fund
  • Theatre Lawrence Endowment Fund
  • Van Go, Inc. Endowment Fund

If you establish a donor-advised fund, you can recommend grants to any arts and culture organizations in Douglas County and beyond. Recent donor-advised grants have gone to:

  • Lawrence Arts Center, Inc.
  • Kansas City Symphony
  • Kansas Public Radio
  • Kansas City Public Television
  • The Lied Center, University of Kansas
  • Theatre Lawrence
  • Lawrence Community Orchestra



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