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DCCF Announces 2019 Mary & Wint Winter, Jr. Family Fund Grant Award Recipients

DCCF Announces 2019 Mary & Wint Winter, Jr. Family Fund Grant Award Recipients

A grant program designed to support projects and programs dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of at-risk and vulnerable populations awarded nine projects for a total of $70,000 in grant support. Established in 2019, Winter Family Fund grants are focused on the designated geographic areas of Douglas, Franklin, and Johnson Counties, Kansas,…

2019 Winter Newsletter

2019 Winter Newsletter

  In this issue: News and Notes from the Douglas County Community Foundation for Winter, 2019. Landen Lucas Foundation – Sports for Life Fund Mary and Wint Winter, Jr. Family Fund Fall 2019 Community Grants awarded Disaster Response Fund  

2019 LiveWell Community Wellness Grants awarded at LiveWell Douglas County Breakfast

2019 LiveWell Community Wellness Grants awarded at LiveWell Douglas County Breakfast

Thirteen local organizations were awarded DCCF’s LiveWell Community Wellness Grants totaling $87,083. LiveWell Community Wellness Grants support projects that increase access to healthy food and make it easier for people in Douglas County to be physically active. Grantees attended the annual DCCF donor recognition event where their organizations and their projects were recognized, as well…

2019 Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund grants awarded

2019 Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund grants awarded

A grant program designed to encourage organizations to create new and innovative ways to support and understand the local environment has awarded four local projects a total of $21,750 in grant support. Retired KU professor Elizabeth Schultz created the environmental fund at the Douglas County Community Foundation in 2005 with a simple mission in mind,…

DCCF Board Awards Fall Community Grants

DCCF Board Awards Fall Community Grants

The Board of Directors of the Douglas County Community Foundation has awarded more than $132,000 to nonprofit organizations active in Douglas County through the Douglas County Community Foundation Fall 2019 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….

DCCF Announces Launch of Mary & Wint Winter, Jr. Family Fund Grant Program

DCCF Announces Launch of Mary & Wint Winter, Jr. Family Fund Grant Program

Grant applications are now being accepted for the Mary & Wint Winter, Jr. Family Fund Grant Program. Established in 2019, these grants support projects and programs dedicated to making 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…

U-Step Walker Grants Patients Improved Mobility – VNA

U-Step Walker Grants Patients Improved Mobility – VNA

In the spring of 2018, Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, Inc. (VNA) requested $5151.00 to purchase therapy equipment, diagnostic tools and therapy software for use in VNA’s Home Health program. This grant would help VNA’s patients build strength and balance, prevent falls and improve motor ability, endurance, range of motion, dexterity and agility.  Since receiving…

DCCF Announces 2019 Momentum Grant Awards

DCCF Announces 2019 Momentum Grant Awards

Five local nonprofits are recipients of 2019 Momentum Grants. Now in its third year, the 2019 grant awards totaled $27,000, an increase of $7,000 (26%) from 2018 and $17,000 (270%) from 2017. Momentum grants fuel projects and programs that help people who are facing poverty build momentum as they take steps to reach their potential…

DOUGLAS COUNTY DISASTER RESPONSE FUND FAQs

1. What is the Douglas County Disaster Response Fund? The Douglas County Disaster Response Fund has been established to receive donations for assistance to Douglas County and its citizens during a designated crisis or disaster. We know that the impact of man-made or other disasters make it financially challenging for area nonprofits and public agencies…

DCCF Spring 2019 Newsletter

DCCF Spring 2019 Newsletter

In this issue: Community Conversation, Collaboration, and Charitable Action Leadership Douglas County Nonprofit Leadership Changes News and Notes

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