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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

Grant Guidelines Available for Environmental Fund

The Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund provides financial support to a wide variety of local efforts to preserve and understand nature. Funding guidelines are available here; applications are due October 3.

2011 Capacity Building Workshops for Non-Profit Leaders

After two successful years of Nonprofit Learning Opportunities, DCCF and the United Way of Douglas County are providing additional learning opportunities for 2011.  We are taking a break for the summer, but sessions will resume in September. The workshops are held at Dreher Family 4-H Building at Douglas County K-State Extension, 2110 Harper Street in Lawrence,…

2011 Community Grant Awards Announced

The Douglas County Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling nearly $120,000 to 29 local nonprofits as part of our annual community grant funding. This year’s awards  focus on a variety of areas of community life, from the arts to youth development to the environment. The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence received funding to expand…

LiveWell Lawrence to help sponsor Agricultural Food Safety Workshop

LiveWell Lawrence is proud to be a sponsor of  “Post-Harvest Handling, Food Safety, and GAPs: Making it Work on a Real Farm.”  Presented by K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Rural Center, the workshop will be lead by Chris Blanchard, owner and operator of Rock Spring Farm in Decorah, Iowa.  The workshop takes place…

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