Mary & Wint Winter, Jr. Family Donor-advised Fund Grant Program

The Mission of the Winter Family Fund is to attempt to make a meaningful difference in the lives of at-risk and vulnerable populations with an emphasis on at-risk and vulnerable children and families, particularly in the designated geographic areas of Douglas County, Franklin County and Johnson County in Kansas and in Taos County, New Mexico. Applications must be complete and filed not later than 5:00 p.m. on November 1 of each year. All timely filed Grant Proposal applications will be considered at the same time by the Winter Family Fund Directors and Grants announced on or before December 31 of each year.

Steps To Apply

Step 1 – Review our Winter Family Fund Grant Guidelines

Step 2 – Review our Grant Application Tips.

Step 3 – Preview the list of Application Questions

Step 4 – Logon and Apply

To Apply

First make sure you are using a current version of Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox.

Then go to the Applicant Log-in Page (to start, edit and submit an application).

  • Returning Organizations: If your organization has applied for any DCCF grant since January, 2014, it already has an established account within our online Grant Center. If you are unable to locate the established account login, please contact Lori Trenholm, Director of Community Investment and ask to be added to you organization’s account as a new user.
  • New Organizations: If this is the first time your organization has applied for a DCCF grant since January, 2014, click on Create New Account and complete an organizational profile. Here is a short video tutorial on setting up an organization in our system.

Once you are in the system, click on the Winter Family Fund Grant Application. As you work on your application, you can save a draft and come back to it later.

When you come to the grant budget question, download the DCCF Grant Budget Form and complete it in Microsoft Excel. After saving it in Excel, please convert it to a PDF file. You will be prompted to upload the file within the application form.

When your application, including all required PDF attachments, is ready for community foundation review, click the Submit button.


Lori Trenholm

Contact Lori Trenholm

Director of Community Investment


Contact Lori

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Submit Application

Submit a Grant Report

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