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How do affluent people make decisions about charitable giving?

If you are involved in fundraising, you won’t want to miss the September 6 presentation Giving in the U.S. and High Net Worth Philanthropy at the Lawrence Public Library from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Judy Keller, a professional fundraiser with Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, will present the results of the most recent GivingUSA survey and two other…

Report to the Community

Our 2012 Report to the Community is now available online. Read about a longtime local citizen’s gift to young children and some special people who found hope through the arts. If you are a numbers person, you will see that we received nearly $2.6 million in gifts, and made more than $2.6 million in grants.   Download PDF

Spring Newsletter

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25% Matching Opportunity Encourages Endowment Building

To encourage local agencies and causes to plan for the future, the community foundation is offering a 25% match on endowed gifts to new or existing organization and field of interest funds. When a donor gives a dollar to an eligible fund, we add a quarter. These days, its tough to find a better return on an investment.    When a donaton is endowed,…

Foundation awards $149,000 to boost local safety net, arts, early learning and more

The Douglas County Community Foundation recently awarded a record 40 grants to support a variety of projects in the community. More than half of the grants will help vulnerable residents access food, shelter, medical care, childcare, and in-home care. Other awards will boost arts and cultural opportunities, and provide for the safety and education of children. Grants include: Health Care Access Clinic—a commitment to…

Environmental Fund Awards Nine Grants

The Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund has awarded grants totaling more than $20,000 to nine local efforts to preserve and understand nature. Retired Kansas University professor Elizabeth Schultz established fund in 2005 so she could help new and existing groups care for the land, plants and creatures close to home. Since then, the fund has made…

Fall Newsletter

Fall Newsletter

In this issue: Local donors keep giving despite difficult economy, Many types of gifts help donors make an impact, Grant resources available at the library, Five local organizations establish funds with DCCF, Leadership Update, Matching Opportunities: Endowed Gifts

2010 Report to the Community

2010 Report to the Community

Remembering Georgeson and Beach; LiveWell Lawrence strives for collective impact; Cathy Reinhardt on giving.     Download PDF

Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter

In this issue: Community Fund grants address local needs, opportunities The Kansas Health Foundation and DCCF provide incentives to local donors Nonprofit board members learn about good governance LiveWell Lawrence Updates New funds established with eye toward the future   Download PDF

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