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2010 Report to the Community

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LiveWell Lawrence Grants to Support Local Wellness Projects

LiveWell Lawrence has awarded grants to projects aimed at helping Douglas County residents lead healthy lives. ECKAN/Just Food is leading a group of community organizations working to make locally grown produce more accessible to low income families. Douglas County Housing Inc., the Lawrence Farmers Market, and K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County are project partners. Boys…

Overview Presentation of Complete Streets

The streets of our cities and towns are an important part of the livability of our communities. They ought to be for everyone, whether young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper. But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding cars, or worse, creeping traffic jams….

Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund Accepting Applications through October 1

We are now accepting applications for 2010 funding from the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund. The deadline is October 1. The purpose of the fund is to support local efforts to preserve and understand nature. Click here for more information, guidelines and an application. Elizabeth Schultz created the fund in 2005 to encourage organizations in Douglas…

Spring 2010 Newsletter

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31 Local Nonprofits Get 2010 Awards

Grants totaling nearly $124,000 are going out in March to 31 nonprofit organizations from our community funds. Grant recipients provide Douglas County communities with health, human service, educational and other opportunities. Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association and Heartland Medical Clinic were awarded funding to treat and monitor people with chronic conditions including diabetes, heart disease,…

2009 Report to the Community

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LiveWell Lawrence Announces Community Plan

The LiveWell Lawrence coalition has announced a community plan to make it easier for local residents to eat better and move more. The plan is based on Centers for Disease Conntrol and Prevention┬árecommendations and aims to help local governments, schools and the larger community adopt policies and practices that will: 1. Make healthy foods more…

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