News and Events

Spring 2018 Community Grants Announced

The following nonprofit organizations active in Douglas County received awards through our Spring 2018 Community Grants program. Baldwin Education Foundation, $2,227 for Love & Logic Curriculum and Training for Kindergarten and First Grade Classroom Teachers. Ballard Community Services, $10,000 for integrating with Penn House at one location One Legacy, One Mission, One Building. Children’s Learning…

Mighty Families by Adoption Taking Applications March 12

Mighty Families by Adoption Taking Applications March 12

Mighty Families by Adoption will start taking applications March 12, 2018, for a grant to assist a family with the costs of infant domestic adoption. This new fund was started by Luke and Keely Waller in 2017 after they adopted their two daughters via infant domestic adoption. They experienced the emotional and financial burdens that the process brings…

FUN(d) Feature: Outside for a Better Inside Announces 2018 Family Calendar

Outside for A Better Inside is ready for you and your family to get outside and enjoy nature in 2018!  In collaboration with Crown Kids Fishing Club, Lawrence Parks and Recreation, and the Baker Wetlands, six family friendly events have been planned so far, so make sure you get them on your calendars.  Outside for…

We can help you have a plan

We can help you have a plan

Our friends at the Kansas Association of Community Foundations have created a wonderful new video to help individuals understand the importance of an estate plan and how your philanthropic and financial goals can be achieved through Community Foundations, forever!  We can help you create a stable and enduring legacy through the Douglas County Community Foundation. …

2017 Fall Newsletter

2017 Fall Grants roundup, Mighty Families By Adoption award, and news you can use as a donor Open PDF

Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Community Grants Recipients

Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Community Grants Recipients

There is so much good work going on in our community, and we are so thankful to be a small part of building the capacity of Douglas County organizations through our Community Grants program. In the fall of 2017, we granted more than $117,000 to 23 local organizations. Among them: Douglas County Dental Clinic received…

2018 Community Grants Applications Now Available

2018 Community Grants applications are due February 1 – New Date for Information Session We are now taking applications for the 2018 Community Grants February cycle. The deadline for applications is Thursday, February 1, 2018. We welcome applications for a wide variety of projects. Please visit the Community Grants page to learn about grant guidelines,…

2018 Community Grants Information Sessions

Mark your calendars!   As you prepare for the 2018 foundation grant cycle, please join Lori Trenholm, Community Investment Officer, for an information session about DCCF Community Grants. You may wish to attend one of the two grant-seekers information sessions scheduled at the Lawrence Public Library. The library is located at 707 Vermont Street, and free…

Foundation welcomes new staff

The Board of Directors of the community foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of two new staff members, Heather Hoy and Lori Trenholm. Heather will oversee donor relations and communications. Most recently, Heather was director of development for the Lawrence Arts Center. She has experience working with a wide range of constituent groups including:…

Douglas County Community Foundation
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Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-843-8727
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