News and Events

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…

Fall 2010 Newsletter

Our Fall 2010 Newsletter is now available to download. Read about the recipients of the Tensie Oldfather Community Service Awards, and check out some of the photos from our recent 10th Anniversary Celebration.

2010 Report to the Community

Download our 2010 Report to the Community.

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