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Community Mercantile Education Foundation is Growing Hope!

Community Mercantile Education Foundation is Growing Hope!

The Community Mercantile Education Foundation (CMEF) received a community grant in Spring 2018 to launch the Growing Food, Growing Hope garden in collaboration with DCCCA First Step at LakeView, a residential substance abuse treatment center. This project offers women and their children a healing, therapeutic outdoor space to nurture hope and provide practical skills to carry…

DCCF Office Closed in honor of MLK Day

The DCCF office will be closed on Monday, January 21st in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen at 8:00AM on Tuesday, January 22nd.

TTHO: Building Stability Case Management Program

TTHO: Building Stability Case Management Program

Tenants to Homeowners has been working with families in our community to find stable and affordable housing for more than 25 years.  As a part of their wrap around services, TTHO staff have been working with families to provide much needed counseling interventions connecting families with the supports and organization resources they need to remain…

Family Promise: Home Improvements!

Family Promise: Home Improvements!

Our friends at Family Promise received a 2018 Spring Community Grant to weatherize the Family Promise house.  Help from private businesses, and from the wonderful skills of a graduate of the FPL program, all made it possible.  A beautiful story of the community working together to make life better for vulnerable families! From the 2018…

Making an Impact: LATTE Awareness and Prevention Education

Making an Impact: LATTE Awareness and Prevention Education

Lawrence Anti-Trafficking Taskforce and Education Association (LATTE) was awarded a 2018 Community Grant to increase LATTE’s capacity for human trafficking awareness and prevention education. Working with area high school students, LATTE created an activity that provided tools and information for young people to help make a difference in addressing this critical issue. From the LATTE…

Giving Back to The Arts Train

Giving Back to The Arts Train

Van Go has been making a difference in the lives of youth in our community for more than 20 years.  DCCF was pleased to be able to support a technology upgrade to help meet the organization’s mission “to improve the lives of high-needs youth using art as the vehicle for self-expression, self-confidence, and hope for…

2019 DCCF Grant Calendar

2019 DCCF Grant Calendar

Application deadlines for Douglas County Community Foundation Grant programs have been set!  We encourage all eligible nonprofits doing work to benefit Douglas County apply.  We want you to apply and we are here to help! SPRING COMMUNITY GRANTS DUE DATE: February 4, 2019 MOMENTUM GRANTS DUE DATE: April 22, 2019 FALL COMMUNITY GRANTS DUE DATE:…

DCCF Office Closed January 1, 2019

DCCF Office Closed January 1, 2019

DCCF will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st.  We will be back in the office to help you make a difference in our community on Wednesday, January 2nd.  Happy New Year!

2018 LiveWell Community Wellness Grants awarded

Six local organizations were awarded LiveWell Community Wellness Grants for projects that increase access to healthy food and make it easier for people in Douglas County to be physically active.  Grantees attended a special Douglas County Community Foundation event where their organizations and their projects were recognized. Here are the grantees and their projects: The Children’s Shelter,…

2018 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 $20,000 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,…

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