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2018 Momentum Grants Awarded

Four local nonprofits are recipients of 2018 Momentum Grants.  In 2018, the amount of the grants awarded increased from a total of $15,000 to $20,000.  Momentum grants fuel projects and programs that help people who are facing poverty build momentum as they take steps to reach their potential and positively impact our community. Ballard Community…

Working with Donor-Advised Funds: The Basics

If you are wondering how donor-advised funds work, check out this great article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy. This has helpful information not only for donors but for nonprofits as well. We are here to help! Let us know if we can answer any questions you have about the work we do here in Douglas County.

Spring 2018 Community Grants Announced

The following nonprofit organizations active in Douglas County received awards through our Spring 2018 Community Grants program. Baldwin Education Foundation, $2,227 for Love & Logic Curriculum and Training for Kindergarten and First Grade Classroom Teachers. Ballard Community Services, $10,000 for integrating with Penn House at one location One Legacy, One Mission, One Building. Children’s Learning…

Mighty Families by Adoption Taking Applications March 12

Mighty Families by Adoption Taking Applications March 12

Mighty Families by Adoption will start taking applications March 12, 2018, for a grant to assist a family with the costs of infant domestic adoption. This new fund was started by Luke and Keely Waller in 2017 after they adopted their two daughters via infant domestic adoption. They experienced the emotional and financial burdens that the process brings…

FUN(d) Feature: Outside for a Better Inside Announces 2018 Family Calendar

Outside for A Better Inside is ready for you and your family to get outside and enjoy nature in 2018!  In collaboration with Crown Kids Fishing Club, Lawrence Parks and Recreation, and the Baker Wetlands, six family friendly events have been planned so far, so make sure you get them on your calendars.  Outside for…

We can help you have a plan

We can help you have a plan

Our friends at the Kansas Association of Community Foundations have created a wonderful new video to help individuals understand the importance of an estate plan and how your philanthropic and financial goals can be achieved through Community Foundations, forever!  We can help you create a stable and enduring legacy through the Douglas County Community Foundation. …

2017 Fall Newsletter

2017 Fall Grants roundup, Mighty Families By Adoption award, and news you can use as a donor Open PDF

Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Community Grants Recipients

Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Community Grants Recipients

There is so much good work going on in our community, and we are so thankful to be a small part of building the capacity of Douglas County organizations through our Community Grants program. In the fall of 2017, we granted more than $117,000 to 23 local organizations. Among them: Douglas County Dental Clinic received…

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