Children and Youth

If you are interested in supporting children, you are not alone. Many of our donors believe that investing in children is the best way to secure the future of our Douglas County communities and our country.

If you know which nonprofit you want to support, great. If not, our staff will provide information about local organizations that serve children and youth.

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:

  • Ballard Community Services Fund
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Endowment Fund
  • Douglas County CASA Fund
  • Friends of Hidden Valley, Inc Fund
  • Girl Scouts of NE Kansas Fund
  • Hilltop Child Development Center Fund
  • Lawrence Children’s Choir
  • Lawrence Arts Center Endowment Fund
  • Lawrence Community Nursery School Fund
  • Lawrence High School Fund
  • Tiny-K Early Intervention, Inc. Fund
  • Mark Larson Memorial Fund for Parents As Teachers
  • Outside for a Better Inside Fund
  • Van Go, Inc. Endowment Fund

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

  • Outside for a Better Inside
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence
  • Positive Bright Start
  • Douglas County CASA
  • Van Go, Inc.

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