The Board of Directors of the Douglas County Community Foundation awarded more than $130,000 to nonprofit organizations active in Douglas County through the Douglas County Community Foundation Fall 2018 Community Grants program.
The following nonprofits received awards for a variety of programs and projects to improve the lives of the citizens of Douglas County.
Baldwin Retirement Apt. Complex, Inc. dba Orchard Lane Leisure Living & Jersey Street Apartment Suites, $5,000 for a fire entrance and patio ramps.
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, $6,000 for the Artistic Expressions: Healing Arts for Mental Health Initiative.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, $5,000 for the Bigs in Blue program.
Communities In Schools of Mid-America, $10,000 for Integrated Student Support Services in Lawrence Public Schools.
Douglas County Historical Society, $7,164 for the exhibit The Importance of Education: Public Schools in Douglas County.
Douglas County Suicide Prevention Coalition, $5,000 for Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Douglas County.
ERC Resource & Referral, Inc., dba Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas, $5,100 for the Get Set for School project.
Father and Daughter Alliance dba Youth Trust Project, $8,860 for Asset Mapping to Build Community Capacity to Meet the Needs of Exploited Minors.
Harvesters – The Community Food Network, $10,000 for Childhood Weekend Feeding – Douglas County BackSnack with School Pantry Pilot project.
Heartland Community Health Center, $10,000 for Audiology & Vision Equipment.
Let’s Talk, Inc., $4,380 for Let’s Text: Improving Access to Information about Sexual Health
Midland Care Connection, Inc., $3,010 for Health Improvement.
O’Connell Youth Ranch, Inc., $10,000 for Solid Steps and Shelter.
Social Service League, $12,000 for a new roof on the Social Service League building.
The Children’s Shelter, Inc., $5,000 for Backyard Adventures with The Children’s Shelter.
The Willow Domestic Violence Center, $10,000 for the program Risking Connection: Trauma Informed Care in Douglas County.
Trinity Lutheran Church, $4,000 for the Pet Health Initiative at the TLC Pet Pantry.
Visiting Nurses Association, $5,151 for the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Therapy Grant
The Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF) was created in 2000 as a tax-exempt public charity for the people of Douglas County, including the cities of Baldwin City, Eudora, Lawrence and Lecompton. DCCF is a community leader convening government agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations, and coordinating resources to create positive change.