News and Events

Wellness projects receive grants

Eight local organizations recently received 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. Here are the grantees and their projects: City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation will install directional signage along trails that make up the Lawrence Loop. Douglas…

Environmental fund underwrites Bug Blitz and other projects

Environmental fund underwrites Bug Blitz and other projects

If your idea of a bug blitz is hunting down a few insects in corners of your home, you’re not thinking big enough. The KU Natural History Museum plans to host public bug blitz events next spring and fall that will bring together KU scientists, citizen scientists, professional photographers, families and community members to find and…

Taking Applications for LiveWell Community Wellness Grants

Taking Applications for LiveWell Community Wellness Grants

We are now taking applications for LiveWell Community Wellness Grants. The application deadline is October 16. These grants aim to support the health of Douglas County residents by creating conditions that lead to healthy eating and physically active lifestyles. We conduct one grant cycle each year. Please contact our program officer if you have questions.

Mighty Families by Adoption no longer taking applications

The Mighty Families by Adoption grant program is no longer taking applications. We received our limit of fifty applications within 48 hours of the open application period. “The response is an indication of the high level of need for adoption grants,” said foundation program officer Marilyn Hull. “The good news is that we expect to…

Mighty Families by Adoption taking applications

Mighty Families by Adoption will start taking applications September 1 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…

Taking Applications for 2017 Environmental Fund Grants

Taking Applications for 2017 Environmental Fund Grants

The Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund is now taking applications for 2017 grants. The deadline for applications is October 2. Community foundation program officer Marilyn Hull and fund founder Beth Schultz will host an information session for grant-seekers at 4:00 p.m. on September 6 in Meeting Room A at the Lawrence Public Library. Grants support a…

2017 Annual Report

Inside: An uninsured mom gets the healthcare she needs. Court appointed special advocates help children in foster care. Lawrence school children have new ways to work and play. Chestnut family helps people in poverty build momentum. How to open doors through your community foundation. Download PDF

Three local nonprofits receive Momentum Grants

Douglas County Housing, Inc., Centro Hispano and the Willow Domestic Violence Center are the first-ever recipients of grants that will help local people facing poverty build momentum as they take steps to reach their potential. The Momentum Grant program was established this year at the Douglas County Community Foundation by the Rob and Micki Chestnut…

2017 Spring Newsletter

Initiative targets childhood trauma, Humane Society capital campaign hits the halfway mark, Judge Bob Fairchild joins the foundation board and more. Open PDF

Administrative Officer Job Announcement

The Douglas County Community Foundation seeks a part-time administrative officer. Primary areas of responsibility are banking and financial record keeping, donor and grant correspondence, database entry and reporting, and office operations. Learn more…

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