DCCF Provides COVID-19 Crisis Emergency Response Grants

Douglas County Community Foundation has awarded DCCF Crisis Response Fund grants to 25 nonprofit organizations serving Douglas County residents, totaling over $226,000. These organizations are providing direct services to Douglas County residents facing food and housing insecurity, job losses and health challenges. DCCF Crisis Response Fund Grants are for 501(c)(3) organizations located in or serving residents of Douglas County, Kansas, and who are providing direct assistance to clients effected by the current pandemic crisis. Grant applications continue to be received as needs are identified through outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis. A committee made up of local leaders and members of the DCCF Board of Directors will continue to review and award grant funds on a weekly basis.

The following grants were awarded (as of May 20, 2020):
Ballard Community Services – Ballard Center Early Childhood Education Support during COVID-19 Crisis
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center – COVID-19 Service Delivery Transformation
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – COVID-19 Disaster Relief Programming
Centro Hispano – Emergency Response Case Management Fund
Charlotte Street Foundation – Rocket Relief Emergency Fund for Artists Impacted by Covid-19
Cottonwood, Inc. – COVID-19’s Impact on Cottonwood
Douglas County Visiting Nurses – COVID-19 Recovery and Relief
ECKAN – Douglas County Families affected by the COVID-19
Eudora Schools Foundation – Eudora Schools Essential Food Grant
Full Circle Tenant Services – Utilities Assistance Program
Headquarters, Inc. – Suicide Prevention
Heartland Community Health Center – Heartland COVID-19 Response 2020
Just Food of Douglas County, KS, Inc. – COVID-19 Hunger Relief
Lawrence Arts Center – Expanding Online Learning Access
Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen – LINK request for COVID-19 emergency expenses
Lawrence Restaurant Association c/o United Way of Douglas County – Lawrence Restaurant Association COVID-19 Hospitality Relief Fund
Lawrence Schools Foundation – Let’s Keep Feeding The Kids! Community Meal Program
Lumberyard Arts Center, Inc. – Face Masks for Baldwin City
O’Connell Youth Ranch, Inc. – O’Connell Youth Ranch (OYR) COVID-19 Response
Stull United Methodist Church – Stull United Methodist Church Rural Food Pantry / Clothes Closet
Tenants to Homeowners, Inc. – COVID-19 prevention Housing Stabilization Collaborative
The Salvation Army of Douglas County – The Salvation Army Food Pantry
The Sunrise Project/LCFA – Nourishing Community
The Willow Domestic Violence Center – Emergency Housing and Safety
Van Go, Inc. – Van Go’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

This grant program is made possible by generous donors to the Douglas County/Rise Lawrence Disaster Response Fund. Since March 25, 2020 the Fund has received $205,000 in grants and donations from current DCCF board members, staff, and donors, but additional contributions are needed NOW to meet the need.

Please consider joining us in supporting the Douglas County/Rise Lawrence Disaster Response Fund. Donations can be made through the Douglas County Community Foundation website at www.dccfoundation.org, by mailing a check to DCCF with Disaster Response Fund in the memo line, or by contacting Chip Blaser at 785-843-8727 or chipblaser@dccfoundation.org.

The Douglas County Community Foundation connects the diverse citizens and communities of Douglas County through charitable action.
Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in the communities of Douglas County by:
• Building philanthropic resources and relationships
• Providing attractive options for donors to make philanthropic contributions
• Being a catalyst for the betterment of the lives of the citizens of Douglas County
Since March 1, 2020, DCCF has provided more than $1 million in grants from donor-advised, organization and response funds to support nonprofit organizations providing crucial services to the Douglas County community.


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