Recent Grants

The following nonprofit organizations active in Douglas County received awards through our Spring 2019 Community Grants program:

Cottonwood, Inc., $15,000 for Project DIBS–Design/Invigorate/Boost/Support refresh of production areas.

Community Living Opportunities, $11,500 for Improvements to CLO’s Day Services Facility.

Family Promise of Lawrence, $10,000 for Bridging Home partnership with LMH Health for additional housing for homeless families.

Just Food of Douglas County, KS, Inc., $9,964 for the Just Food Mobile Food Pantry.

Lawrence Community Shelter , $9,150 for Lawrence Community Shelter building Safety Enhancements .

KU Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, $7,800 for Accessible Addiction Services for all Douglas County Residents.

Baldwin Education Foundation, USD 348, $7,000 for CARES-MH: Community Awareness for Resilience, Education, & Support of Mental Health.

Ballard Community Services, $7,000 for Trauma-Informed Transformation Program.

Douglas County Child Development Association, $6,700 for a Preschool Playground.

Douglas County Dental Clinic, $6,000 for Dental Clinic IT Upgrade.

The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center, $6,000 for Trauma therapy for sexual violence survivors.

Douglas County CASA, $5,000 for Therapeutic Horse Camp for Foster Youth.

Tenants to Homeowners, $5,000 for Bed Bug prevention for Survivors of Domestic Violence.

Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center, $5,000 for the GROW Program (Growing Real Opportunities for Women.)

Eudora Schools Foundation, $5,000 for the Cardinal LinkUP Mentor Program.

Lawrence Sertoma Club/Sertoma, Inc., $5,000 for Douglas County youth to attend the Sertoma-Schiefelbusch Communiction Camp.

Douglas County Housing, Inc., $5,000 for Full Circle Youth Program’s Empower Me! Project.

Lumberyard Arts Center, Inc., $4,950 for Great & Powerful Baldwin City, promoting mental health well-being for youth.

Lawrence Anti-Trafficking Taskforce and Education Association, $2,200 for Increasing LATTEs Capacity for Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Education.

The following nonprofit organizations active in Douglas County received awards through our Fall 2018 Community Grants program:

Baldwin Retirement Apt. Complex, Inc. dba Orchard Lane Leisure Living & Jersey Street Apartment Suites, $5,000 for a fire entrance and patio ramps.

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, $6,000 for the Artistic Expressions: Healing Arts for Mental Health Initiative.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, $5,000 for the Bigs in Blue program.

Communities In Schools of Mid-America, $10,000 for Integrated Student Support Services in Lawrence Public Schools.

Douglas County Historical Society, $7,164 for the exhibit The Importance of Education: Public Schools in Douglas County.

Douglas County Suicide Prevention Coalition, $5,000 for Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Douglas County.

ERC Resource & Referral, Inc., dba Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas, $5,100 for the Get Set for School project.

Father and Daughter Alliance dba Youth Trust Project, $8,860 for Asset Mapping to Build Community Capacity to Meet the Needs of Exploited Minors.

Harvesters – The Community Food Network, $10,000 for Childhood Weekend Feeding Douglas County BackSnack with School Pantry Pilot project.

Heartland Community Health Center, $10,000 for Audiology & Vision Equipment.

Let’s Talk, Inc., $4,380 for Let’s Text: Improving Access to Information about Sexual Health

Midland Care Connection, Inc., $3,010 for Health Improvement.

O’Connell Youth Ranch, Inc., $10,000 for Solid Steps and Shelter.

Social Service League, $12,000 for a new roof on the Social Service League building.

The Children’s Shelter, Inc., $5,000 for Backyard Adventures with The Children’s Shelter.

The Willow Domestic Violence Center, $10,000 for the program Risking Connection: Trauma Informed Care in Douglas County.

Trinity Lutheran Church, $4,000 for the Pet Health Initiative at the TLC Pet Pantry.

Visiting Nurses Association, $5,151 for the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Therapy Grant

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 Center, Inc, $10,000 for a Courtyard Playground Revitalization Project.

Community Mercantile Education Foundation, $5,000 for Growing Food, Growing Hope: A Garden Collaboration with DCCCA First Step at LakeView.

Cottonwood, Inc., $15,000 for a van to transport consumers Embracing Community.

Douglas County CASA, $5,000 for Mission-Based Donor Management Platform to Support CASA Services.

Douglas County Housing, Inc., $4,000 for residents to Access Technology in the Resident Services Center.

Eudora Schools Foundation, $6,500 for Eudora Schools for Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.

Family Promise of Lawrence, $9,500 for Day Center Weatherization.

Just Food of Douglas County, KS, Inc., $10,000 for Classroom Cupboard.

Kansas Legal Services, $4,000 for Jayhawk Legal Services for Seniors in partnership with the Senior Resource Center.

Lawrence Anti-Trafficking Taskforce and Education Association, $3,200 for Increasing LATTEs Capacity for Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Education.

Lawrence Arts Center, $7,000 for Theater Accessibility for the Hearing Impaired.

Lawrence Community Nursery School, $3,600 for Preschool Curriculum Enhancement.

Lawrence Community Shelter, $12,000 for Lawrence Community Shelter Washer and Dryer.

Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, $5,400 for Senior Home Improvement Program.

Lawrence Meals on Wheels, Inc., $3,800 for Technology and Equipment Upgrade.

Lawrence Public Library Foundation, $1,000 for Lawrence Public Library Mobility Scooter.

Lawrence Sertoma Club & Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, $5,000 for Sertoma-Schiefelbusch Communication Camp

Tenants to Homeowners, $5,000 Building Stability Case Management Program.

The Light Center, $2,500 for Thriving While Living with Suicide program.

USD 497, for $2,250 Team STEAM Pi-Bot Summer Camp for Middle School Students.

Van Go, Inc., $4,998 for Technology Upgrades.


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