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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

Leadership Douglas County Launches

Leadership Douglas County Launches

DCCF, the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce, the Entrepreneur Community Group of Douglas County, and Leadership Lawrence are together launching the first Leadership Douglas County class. Comprised of twenty-three active community members from Baldwin City, Eudora, and Lecompton, the class of 2019 will spend four sessions sharpening their leadership skills using principles developed by the…

Ballard Kids are Going Green!

Ballard Kids are Going Green!

The Ballard Community Center is putting the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund grant they received in 2018 into practice!  DCCF was thrilled to reach the latest news – a comprehensive recycling program for staff and students will begin in February.  We look forward to updates and exciting learning moments for children, the staff and all the…

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