Our Community Grants support a wide range of local projects in the areas of arts and culture, children and youth, community development, education, health, housing and human services.
*For Fall 2018, the deadline will be Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 11:59PM.
February 1 and September 1* at 11:59PM**. If the first falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the next business day.
Organizations may apply once per calendar year.
Applications are available on our website six weeks before each grant deadline.**Applications may be submitted until 11:59 p.m.on the due date. However, we strongly recommend that you submit your application by 4:00 p.m. If you encounter technical problems during submission, our staff will be in the office and available to help you. Staff support is not available after 5:00 p.m. Applications that have not been successfully submitted by the deadllne will be considered ineligible.
All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, tribal entities and local governments may apply. Work must primarily benefit residents of Douglas County, Kansas. Organizations must conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or national origin.
Upcoming Grant Information Sessions
If you are applying for the first time or are new to the online grant application process, please plan on attending our upcoming grant-seeker information sessions. The following grant-seekers information sessions are open to anyone. They are especially helpful to people who are new to grant writing and/or unfamiliar with our foundation's Community Grants program. Sessions are scheduled and conveniently located in both Lawrence and Baldwin City.
Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044
• Meeting Room C, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Wednesday, August 8, 2018
• Meeting Room C, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Thursday, August 9, 2018
Baldwin City Library, 800 7th Street
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Steps To Apply
Step 1 - Review our Community Grant guidelines
Step 2 - Review our Community Grant Application Tips
Step 3 - Go to our Application Instructions.
Step 4 - Preview the list of Application Questions
Step 5 - Logon and Apply