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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:…

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…

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