News and Events

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,…

DCCF office closed for Thanksgiving

    Enjoy the holiday with your loved ones!  Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.

Fall 2018 Community Grants Announced

The Board of Directors of the Douglas County Community Foundation awarded more than $130,000 to nonprofit organizations active in Douglas County through the Douglas County Community Foundation Fall 2018 Community Grants program. The following nonprofits received awards for a variety of programs and projects to improve the lives of the citizens of Douglas County. Baldwin…

Fall 2018 Grant Information Sessions and Deadlines

The Douglas County Community Foundation will be opening grant applications for three grants programs this fall – 2018 Fall Community Grants, Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund Grants, and LiveWell Community Wellness Grants. Community Grants support a wide range of local projects in the areas of arts and culture, children and youth, community development, education, health, housing…

2018 Momentum Grants Awarded

Four local nonprofits are recipients of 2018 Momentum Grants.  In 2018, the amount of the grants awarded increased from a total of $15,000 to $20,000.  Momentum grants fuel projects and programs that help people who are facing poverty build momentum as they take steps to reach their potential and positively impact our community. Ballard Community…

Working with Donor-Advised Funds: The Basics

If you are wondering how donor-advised funds work, check out this great article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy. This has helpful information not only for donors but for nonprofits as well. We are here to help! Let us know if we can answer any questions you have about the work we do here in Douglas County.

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