Your support of DCCF organization funds is so appreciated! Choose the fund you wish to donate to below. If you have any questions contact us at 785-843-8727 or by email heatherhoy@dccfoundation.org.

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Organization Funds
Baldwin City Public Library Endowment Fund
Your Baldwin City Library in Baldwin City, Kansas, has a large selection of books, magazines, movies and programs for all ages.  The Baldwin City Library Endowment Fund provides additional funding for the library to support lifelong learning that improves the quality of life in our community. Visit the Baldwin City Library website.
Ballard Community Services Endowment Fund
Ballard Community Services is a non-profit organization committed to partnering with Douglas County families and individuals to achieve stability and self-sufficiency through early childhood education and all-encompassing, needs based support services. Our mission is to empower families and children regardless of economic background; to that end, we provide the lowest tuition rate in Douglas County for Early Childhood Education and emergency assistance services including rent, utility, food, and clothing pantries. Partnering with Ballard allows you to directly be a part of creating a measurable, long-lasting impact on our local community. Visit the Ballard Community Services website.
Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence Endowment Fund
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence serves more than 1,500 kids per day from various racial, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, providing a safe, positive place with quality after school and summer programming.  Your donation to the Boys & Girls Club enables our talented staff to deliver targeted programs focused on helping our elementary and teen members achieve academic success, live healthy lifestyles, and develop good character and citizenship, while giving single and working parents, grandparents and guardians peace of mind knowing their children are in a safe, fun and productive environment. Visit the website.
Carolyn Welch Tour Choir Scholarship Fund
Gifts to this fund are used to provide need-based financial assistance for Tour Choir members who would not otherwise be able to travel with the choir. Our older choir members go on an annual tour every summer which serves as the highlight of the year for many of our kids. We are also often invited to travel outside of Lawrence for specialty performances and collaborations. These opportunities are not always financially feasible for some families. We meticulously design our tours/travel as opportunities for not only performance, but to offer a variety of life experiences for our kids. We introduce them to different cultures where they meet people from all different parts of the world. We provide educational experiences they may not otherwise have, and the bonds and friendships they make are invaluable. The confidence and integrity they feel, the self-esteem they build, and general life-skills they gain traveling with LCC sharing music around the world is immeasurable and truly life changing for many of our kids. Visit the Lawrence Children's Choir website.
  Clinton Lake Historical Society Endowment Fund
Douglas County 4-H Foundation, Inc. Endowment Fund
The Douglas County 4-H Foundation plays in integral role in supporting the local 4-H Youth Development Program. Our financial support allows the K-State Research and Extension office in Douglas County to provide more opportunities for youth, volunteers and recent alumni. Your support will enhance opportunities for Douglas County youth and provide resources to strengthen the 4-H program here in Douglas County. Together, we can inspire Douglas County, Kansas youth to become future leaders in their communities, county and world. For more information, visit our website.
Douglas County CASA Endowment Fund
Douglas County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) was founded in 1991 by the Hon. Jean  Shepherd.  A member of Kansas CASA and National CASA Associations, Douglas County CASA provides comprehensive advocacy for abused and neglected children who are in protective custody.  Our CASA volunteers advocate for the child's best interests, including medical and educational needs, and provide a caring, consistent presence during their journey to a safe, permanent home. By donating to the Douglas County CASA fund, you will support the agency's mission to serve abused and neglected children in foster care, addressing their most critical needs. Visit the Douglas County CASA website.
  Dr. Bob Fund
Created in memory of Dr. Bob Frederick, this wonderful library reading program provides a free book to any child receiving their first library card. For more information, visit the Dr. Bob Reader Fund website.
Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center Fund
Peaslee Tech is a catalyst for economic growth providing technical training to a diverse community of learners to meet the current and emerging needs of our communities and employers in Douglas County, KS. Please click here for more information.
Eudora Parks and Recreation Foundation Fund
The Eudora Parks and Recreation Foundation was formed to create, promote, preserve and enhance recreational resources to ensure current and future generations enjoy a healthy quality of life. The Foundation works toward realizing the goals the community developed in the 2012 Eudora Parks & Recreation Master Plan, including ensuring accessible, varied, and fun recreational opportunities and parks for all Eudora residents through enhancing neighborhood parks, providing nature play opportunities, developing a community-wide bicycle and pedestrian trail system, supporting the community’s programming needs with existing and future sports complexes, and ensuring the community center’s ability to accommodate increasing levels of use. Visit the Eudora Parks and Recreation Foundation website.
Eudora Public Library Capital Campaign Fund
Eudora Public Library serves the Eudora community and surrounding areas as a destination for knowledge, innovation, and exceptional experiences. We provide patrons with all sources of information and services. Programming offers something for everyone. By donating to the library's DCCF fund, you will be helping us build a new, state-of-the-art library in this growing and progressive community. Visit the Eudora Public Library website.
Eudora Schools Foundation Endowment Fund
The Eudora Schools Foundation raises funds to enrich the student experience, reward teacher excellence, and make our schools the very best. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that generates resources, builds relationships, and champions public education. Since 2006, the ESF has directed more than $350,000 to Eudora Schools through classroom grants, recognition of teacher excellence and toward district needs. The ESF is committed to building community partnerships to support Eudora Schools. Whether it be through the arts, music, technical education or STEM programs, the foundation is creating a better future for our students and for our community. Visit the Eudora Schools Foundation website.
Family Promise of Lawrence Endowment Fund
Helping homeless families with children achieve and maintain permanent housing. Visit the Family Promise of Lawrence website.
Friends of Raintree Fund
Friends of Raintree (FOR) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and improve the educational experience of every Raintree student by ensuring students have all the necessary resources and supports to be successful. The function of FOR is to implement the mission and raise funds to support goals in four strategic priority areas, including staff development and training; scholarships for students who cannot afford private school education; inclusion and special education services available on-site; and promotion of entrepreneurship among students.
  Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Greatest Expectations - Beach Fund
The Greatest Expectations - Beach Fund supports the Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series, which brings a major author to Lawrence each year.
  Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Greatest Expectations General Fund
The Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Greatest Expectations General Fund supports community literacy and local history programs at Lawrence Public Library.
  Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Greatest Expectations - Rebecca Coan Local History Fund
The Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Greatest Expectations - Rebecca Coan Local History Fund supports local history projects at Lawrence Public Library.
Hilltop Child Development Center Fund
  Independence Inc. Endowment Fund
Since 1978, Independence, Inc., a non-profit Center for Independent Living, has served as a resource in Lawrence and Northeast Kansas to help create and promote inclusive communities where people with disabilities have equal opportunity to live their best, most fulfilling lives with dignity and independence. As a financial partner you will help sustain our work to maximize the independence of people with disabilities through advocacy, peer support, training, transportation and education. Our vision is to work together with YOU in making our communities the best place for people with disabilities to work, live and learn. Visit the Independence Inc. website.
  Kansas Land Trust Endowment Fund
The Kansas Land Trust (KLT) preserves and protects lands of ecological, agricultural, scenic, historic, or recreational significance. In 1990 KLT grew out of the plowing of the Elkins Prairie, a 70-acre prairie near Lawrence, to hasten development. This tragedy catalyzed KLT to work with landowners to voluntarily develop conservation easements to protect critical natural areas from poorly planned development. Today KLT has developed 74 conservation easements protecting 38,000 acres in 20 counties – a conservation footprint nearly the size of Topeka, Kansas. The Kansas Land Trust is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. A $31 donation helps us preserve another acre of land for all future generations! Visit the Kansas Land Trust website.
  Lawrence Children's Choir Fund
The Lawrence Children’s Choir (LCC) is a 501(c)3 not-for profit established in 1991. LCC provides music and cultural education through instruction and performance of choral music. We have five youth choirs for children aged pre-K through grade ten. Our highly-qualified artistic staff works with singers on age-appropriate music from a wide variety of historical time periods and world cultures. We approach music education seriously, while making the experience of learning music and singing fun and inviting. By Donating to LCC, you would help us continue to provide tuition and/or travel scholarships for children who could not otherwise afford to participate. Visit the Lawrence Children's Choir website.
  Lawrence Civic Choir Fund
  Lawrence Community Shelter Endowment Fund
The Lawrence Community Shelter is the only emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and Douglas County in Kansas. Our current capacity for overnight guests is 125 individuals, including a separate area for families, with expanded capacity during cold weather to 140. Throughout 2017 the shelter averaged over 100 people daily, serving 756 unique individuals throughout the year in our various programs. Many of our guests come to our doors suffering mental and/or physical illness, drug and/or alcohol addiction, and chronic and systematic joblessness. LCS is often the last option for the members of our community in the most need. In our attempts to address the root causes of homelessness, we connect guests with programs and services offered by both LCS and our community partners, with the ultimate goal being to empower individuals and families to live independently in a sustainable manner. Through our programs and coordinated services, many guests are able to find temporary or permanent employment, treatment for mental and physical illness and substance use disorders, and transitional and permanent housing. Ultimately, many are able to get back on their feet and become valuable and contributing members of our community. In these ways, LCS positively impacts not only our guests, but the entire community of Douglas County. Visit the Lawrence Community Shelter website.
  Lawrence Community Theatre Saricks Family Visiting Artist Fund
The Theatre Lawrence Endowment Fund seeks to provide for future stability to grow the theatre’s mission to partner with volunteers to create and deliver extraordinary theatre and education programs that engage community members of all ages and backgrounds as audience members and participants. In addition to the general fund, the Saricks Family Visiting Artist Fund provides funding for professional artists working with the theatre, and the Sally Six Hersh Educational Fund helps to provide scholarships for youth education.
  Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Fund
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity (LHfH) and DCCF have collaborated to establish the Douglas County Affordable Housing Impact Fund. The fund was created to raise revolving capital to underwrite land acquisition costs and construction costs for housing units developed by LHfH in Douglas County. Donations to this fund will support new, affordable housing developments both in Lawrence and in underserved rural and smaller town markets in Douglas County. By supporting these efforts, you are helping LHfH build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. For more information, visit the LHfH website.
  Lawrence Humane Society Endowment Fund
  Lawrence Meals On Wheels Endowment Fund
  Lawrence Parks and Recreation Fund
Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, established in 1946, has continued its commitment in providing excellent city services, enhancing the quality of life for the Lawrence community. Over the years, the department has developed many programs for the community, including hike/bike trails, recreation and aquatic facilities, golf, forestry, landscaping throughout the community and Downtown Lawrence, cemetery and other quality of life programs and facilities. The department currently offers more than 550 programs and activities each season for citizens to keep active. Visit the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department website.
  Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Steiner Fund
Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Steiner Fund supports an annual workshop for children's librarians to learn the art of storytelling.
Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Capital Improvement Fund
The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library (FLPL), created in 1972, is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the goal of raising funds to support the Lawrence Public Library through the sale and redistribution of books. The Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Capital Improvement Fund supports our continued efforts with capital improvement funds replenishing our physical and facility needs. Visit the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library website.
Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Endowment Fund
The Lawrence Public Library Foundation was created in 1996. We are a 501(c)(3) organization that secures gifts from our community to supplement and strengthen the public's investment in Lawrence Public Library. The Foundation supports visiting authors, the Summer Reading program, the Read Across Lawrence community-wide read, Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, local history digitization projects and so much more. By donating to the Library Foundation's unrestricted fund at DCCF, you are helping everyone in Lawrence imagine more for their lives. Visit the Lawrence Public Library Foundation website.
  LINK Endowment Fund
Since 1985, LINK has provided home-cooked, nutritious meals in a safe and welcoming environment for individuals and families, the homeless, hungry, lonely, physically or mentally disabled, and low income individuals at no cost. Each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, we serve lunch to everyone who comes through our door without regard to need, race, creed or color.  In addition, every year, on Thanksgiving Day, LINK delivers hundreds of turkey dinners to Lawrence residents and serves hundreds more meals in its dining room.  Forty-six religious organizations, businesses and civic groups work with us to provide and serve these meals. Visit the LINK website.
  Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Maximino Martinez-Perez Creativity Fund
The Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation Maximino Martinez-Perez Creativity Fund supports the SOUND+VISION Studio and creative projects at Lawrence Public Library.
  Santa Fe Trail Historical Society Fund
The Santa Fe Trail Historical Society of Douglas County (SFTHS) was created in 1967 as a tax-exempt organization to help preserve, restore, and promote historic structures in the Baldwin and Vinland areas. The organization owns and/or manages the following structures: Baldwin Santa Fe Depot, Vinland Grange Hall, Palmyra Well, Clearfield Schoolhouse, Black Jack Cabin, Signal Oak and artifacts associated with them. SFTHS also places and maintains a series of markers at historic sites in the area. We are also a chapter of Santa Fe Trail Association. The endowment will provide on-going income for upkeep of these properties. For more information, visit our website.
  Social Services League Endowment Fund
The Social Service League is Lawrence’s oldest charity. We provide 24 local organizations with vouchers for their clients to get free clothing and essential household goods from our Thrift Store. SSL Vision Program provides free eye exams and glasses for students and adults. Our Prom Dress Program provides free prom dresses for teens. We donate books, games and puzzles to the VA Hospital and art and theater supplies to local schools.  We provide work opportunity for Community Service people sent by the Justice Department. Our mission is to relieve the condition of those in need, enabling them to sustain themselves. http://www.facebook.com/socialserviceleague
  The ARC of Douglas County Fund
Since 1956 The Arc of Douglas County has offered support, education and advocacy for people with Intellectual Disabilities and their families. Our vision is that all Kansans will have the supports they need to be accepted as successful members of their community. We provide case management, system and educational advocacy services, encourage leadership, and aid people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to find the resources they need to live and belong in the community. The Arc of Douglas County works in partnership with the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas to support self advocate leaders as trainers and advocates and to provide the voice of the consumer on issues that affect their lives. For more information, visit The Arc of Douglas County website.
  Theatre Lawrence Endowment Fund
The Theatre Lawrence Endowment Fund seeks to provide for future stability to grow the theatre’s mission to partner with volunteers to create and deliver extraordinary theatre and education programs that engage community members of all ages and backgrounds as audience members and participants. In addition to the general fund, the Saricks Family Visiting Artist Fund provides funding for professional artists working with the theatre, and the Sally Six Hersh Educational Fund helps to provide scholarships for youth education.
  The Tenants to Homeowners Affordable Housing Legacy Fund
For nearly 3 decades, Tenants to Homeowners has served the Lawrence community by creating permanently affordable housing for those who need it most. As a Lawrence, KS not-for-profit organization, TTH provides and stewards 84 affordable rentals and 84 permanently affordable homes in trust. Since 1992, TTH has helped more than 350 families become homeowners. By donating to TTH you are directly supporting housing for survivors of domestic violence, workforce housing for teachers, social service workers and accessible housing for our seniors; TTH is safe, energy efficient, permanently affordable housing for those who need it most. Visit the Tenants to Homeowners website
  Tiny-k Early Intervention Fund
  Tonganoxie Public Library Endowment Fund
The Tonganoxie Library focuses on three core elements life, literacy, and learning. With over 70,000 visits per year the Tonganoxie Public Library strives to be the center of cultural activity, foster community partnerships and ensure that a dedicated and qualified staff provides expertly selected materials and needed services and programs from a holistic perspective. By donating to the library’s DCCF fund, you will be helping us equip a new library where everyone is welcome, and each patron is supported to attain their full potential.
  Trinity In-Home Care Endowment Fund
Trinity In-Home Care provides non-medical home and community support services to people throughout Douglas County who are elderly and/or have disabilities, helping them live their best quality of life possible.  Financial support fills the financial gap left by Medicaid’s under-funded program (65% of our care) and allows additional low-income individuals with a sliding scale for their care. Visit the Trinity In-Home Care website.
  Van Go, Inc. Endowment Fund
Van Go, Inc. is an arts-based social service agency that provides year-round after-school and summer job-training programs to high-needs and under-served youth, ages 14-24. Using art as the vehicle, Van Go delivers constructive activities to youth at risk for drug and alcohol use, teen pregnancy, truancy or delinquency. Founded in 1997 by Lynne Green as an innovative way to help fill existing gaps in social services, Van Go is a lifeline for hundreds of kids and teens in crisis, providing them with valuable life and job skills as they create art for the community. Van Go’s Endowment Fund was established in 2018 with wide community support of our continued mission is to improve the lives of at-risk youth using art as the tool for self-expression, self-confidence, and hope for the future. Learn more: www.van-go.org
  Willow DV Center-Joan Schultz Endowment Fund
The Willow Domestic Violence Center provides shelter, support, and services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties. The Willow provides safe shelter and services to over 3,000 survivors and their families each year.  By donating to The Willow, you support survivors both in their time of crisis, and in rebuilding and restoring their homes, families, and lives. Visit the Willow Domestic Violence Center website.
Baker University Fund
Since 1858, Baker University, located in Baldwin City, has remained committed to our students, faculty, and community by educating and molding individuals who lead successful and impactful lives and make significant contributions to society. Baker educates its students through small classes, innovative faculty, and rigorous course work. With your generous support, we can continue to fund scholarships for future leaders, invest in faculty and staff who will enlighten and challenge our students, and provide facilities that create an exceptional learning environment. Visit the website
Baldwin City Improvement Fund
The City of Baldwin City’s Community Improvement Foundation is a fund to augment the City’s efforts to develop several community-related improvement projects, such as Sullivan Square. It will also include a General category to be applied where funds are most needed for community-related improvement projects. These projects are funded by the City, but not fully-funded. The City is seeking donors to partner with the City on these projects. Visit the Baldwin City website for additional project details.
Douglas County Historical Society Endowment Fund
Lawrence is a community proud of its past. At the Watkins—where exhibits, programs, and interactive experiences reveal unique, historic, and sometimes surprising stories—people discover why. Since 1975, the Watkins Museum of History, housed in the 1888 Watkins Bank Building in downtown, has provided programs, educational resources, and exhibits that explore Douglas County’s heritage and connect the past with issues affecting our communities today. The Watkins is rich in resources to help researchers uncover their family history or learn more about the place where they live. Donations to the Watkins ensure community engagement continues to grow. The Watkins Museum is operated by the Douglas County Historical Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1933, committed to preserving Douglas County heritage and encouraging civic engagement by sharing stories of the people and events that have shaped our communities. Discover the Real Story—at the Watkins Visit the website.
Friends of Hidden Valley, Inc. Fund
Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri Fund
Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas & Northwest Missouri, chartered by the Girl Scouts of the USA, is building a pipeline of leaders with the support of adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader)™ to change communities and the world. Using national, outcomes-based curriculum, volunteers help girls develop healthy relationships and offer opportunities for unique, girl-led experiences, focusing on areas for which girls continue to struggle. These priority areas are: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math); entrepreneurship; outdoor experiences; and civic engagement. Visit the website.
Headquarters, Inc. Suicide Prevention Fund
Headquarters, Inc., operating both Headquarters Counseling Center and the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center, is the comprehensive suicide prevention leader in Kansas. Headquarters has been counseling those in crisis for the last 50 years and has been the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center for all Kansans since 2005. By giving to Headquarters, you ensure a kind and compassionate voice is always available to your friends and neighbors when they feel they have no where else to turn. Your gift provides comfort, connects others to resources, and saves lives 24/7; free of charge to anyone seeking help for any reason. For more information, visit our website.
Health Care Access for All Endowment Fund – Heartland Community Health Center
Since the inception of both organizations, Health Care Access and Heartland Community Health Center have sought to provide affordable, high-quality, compassionate health care for all in our community. As of Feb 1, 2018 Health Care Access merged into Heartland’s Federally Qualified Community Health Center model. The shared vision and mission remains the same but now former Health Care Access patients, through a merger into Heartland, have the benefit of resources combined into a business model that activates greater financial resources. Heartland Community Health Center, an integrated primary care practice, exists to serve all community members regardless of income or insurance status.
Heartland Community Health Center Compassionate Care Fund
Our mission is provide health care for all and we’re so grateful to our donors and supporters who help make that possible. At Heartland, we believe that giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference. Your generosity shown today will allow Heartland to provide care for its patients through its Compassionate Care Fund in 2020. You can give the gift of health care for our neighbors living in Douglas County. Heartland Community Health Center, an integrated Federally Qualified Health Center and recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), offers its patients accessible, coordinated and compassionate care to ensure that all needs are met. Heartland provides primary care, dental care, behavioral health and psychiatry services. Visit our website for more information.
  Just Food Capital Campaign Fund
  Kansas-Paraguay Partnership Special Merit Scholarship Fund
  Lawrence Arts Center Ann Evans Endowment Fund
The Lawrence Arts Center Ann Evans Endowment Fund supports the annual operations of the Arts Center. This fund was established to honor founding director Ann Evans. The Center is regarded as a regional hub for visual and performing arts, contemporary exhibitions, film, and lectures. It is a community gathering place and will continue providing unique quality arts programs to all, regardless of age, ethnicity, ability, or socio-economic level. With Ann Evans’ commitment to establishing this endowment, and her dream that the Arts Center have a stable funding source to support future programs and growth, private support like yours is essential Visit the Lawrence Arts Center Endowment Fund webpage.
  Lawrence Arts Center Legacy Fund
The Lawrence Arts Center Legacy Fund supports the long-term stability of arts access for all Lawrence community children. Established in 2014 with a gift from Ethel and Raymond F. Rice Foundation and the Marianna and Ross Beach Foundation, the fund supports financial aid and arts programing for children in Head Start, CASA, Boys and Girls Club, and other social service agencies. Your support of this fund allows us to be an Arts Center for all of Lawrence, increases accessibility, and nurtures a love of the arts in children of all ages. Visit the Lawrence Arts Center Legacy Fund webpage.
  Lawrence Community Nursery School Endowment Fund
The Lawrence Community Nursery School Endowment Fund was established December 7, 1998.  LCNSEF was founded to support the Lawrence Community Nursery School (LCNS) and provides annual funding of LCNS-directed scholarships in order to expand the opportunities for all children and families to experience this unique cooperative school started in 1948.   Since 1956, the “Little Red Schoolhouse“ has been a familiar fixture of the Lawrence landscape at Seventh and Alabama Streets. Charter members include Helen and Paul Gilles, Lisa & Stuart Boley, Maggie Carttar, P.J. Mather, Lynn Minton, Sarah Goodwin Thiel, Marnie Agersinger, Katie Armitage, Bob & Joy Lominska, and many more.   Questions about giving and LCNS Endowment Fund should be directed to Douglas County Community Foundation.
  Lawrence Lions Alumni Association Fund
  Lawrence Schools Foundation Endowment Fund
The Lawrence Schools Foundation is committed to enriching the education provided to all students by the Lawrence Public Schools.  Through the generation and management of gifts, we seek to promote and enhance:
  • a strong relationship between our community and the Lawrence Public Schools
  • innovative teaching-learning opportunities, the recognition of teachers, and development of staff
  • effective early childhood programs
  • recognition and encouragement of student achievement
The Lawrence Schools Foundation is the only non-profit in Lawrence and Douglas County whose sole purpose is to provide support and resources for the Lawrence Public Schools. The Lawrence Schools Foundation provides students and teachers with enrichment experiences, scholarships, teacher recognition and classroom support, innovative teaching grants and partnerships with community organizations and businesses through our LEAP programs. Visit the Lawrence Schools Foundation website.
  Lumberyard Arts Center, Inc. Fund
  Parents as Teachers - Mark Larson Memorial Fund
  Public Management Research Association Endowment Fund
  Senior Resource Center for Douglas County Endowment Fund
The Senior Resource Center for Douglas County (SRC) provides services, information referral, engagement opportunities and more for seniors and their families throughout Douglas County. SRC offers a wide variety of free and low-cost services, including accessible transportation, non-biased Medicare enrollment counseling, personalized one-on-one navigation for those transitioning through life’s changes, as well as a wide variety of interesting, exciting activities and recreation for seniors in their downtown facility. By donating to the SRC fund, you are supporting access to services and activities for seniors and ensuring the Senior Resource Center is here for today’s seniors AND seniors of the future. Visit the Senior Resource Center website.
  Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence Endowment Fund
The Endowment Fund for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lawrence was established in 2011 to provide charitable grants to support the activities of the Unitarian congregation in Lawrence, Kansas. Unitarianism in Lawrence began with the founding of the town of Lawrence in 1855; it is a religion that celebrates diversity of belief and is guided by seven principles and many sources of wisdom. Ours is a living tradition, and we put our faith into action through social justice work in our communities and the wider world. The congregation is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association. http://uufl.net/
  United Way of Douglas County Endowment Fund
  Willow DV Capital Campaign Fund
The Willow Domestic Violence Center provides shelter, support, and services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties. The Willow provides safe shelter and services to over 3,000 survivors and their families each year.  By donating to The Willow, you support survivors both in their time of crisis, and in rebuilding and restoring their homes, families, and lives. Visit the Willow Domestic Violence Center website.
Organization Funds
Cottonwood Foundation Inc.
Cottonwood’s mission is to help people with disabilities shape their own future. Cottonwood offers an array of services, which are broad in scope, yet specific to individual needs, interests and desires to support people reach their full potential as valued members of the community and to lead the lives they wish to lead.
Organization Funds
DOUGLAS COUNTY/RISE LAWRENCE DISASTER RESPONSE FUND
The Douglas County/Rise Lawrence Disaster Response Fund will address local issues created by the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund will provide flexible resources to local nonprofit organizations working with Douglas County residents impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address impacts of the outbreak as efficiently as possible. The fund was originally created in response to the 2019 Douglas County tornado and flooding, Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF), and is now active to accept donations. The purpose of this fund now and in the future is for designated incidents of crisis or disaster whether man-made or otherwise for Douglas County. Contributors to this fund may be individuals, families, corporations and other supporting entities wishing to support community response initiatives following a local situation of broad community impact. The fund is intended for immediate and long-term Douglas County community needs following a designated community crisis or disaster. DCCF recognizes the importance of having a vehicle for charitable giving established for donors to contribute during such times of crisis or disaster. DCCF will coordinate efforts with recognized 501(c)3 organizations providing direct service, response and support to the community. DCCF will oversee the discretionary distribution of the fund based on the specific issues presented by the crisis or disaster. In coordination with Douglas County Emergency Management, DCCF will provide guidelines for distribution to nonprofit and government partners to best serve the community need at the time of the crisis or disaster. Contributions to the fund may be spent immediately as needed or retained for future disaster relief. This determination will be made at the discretion of DCCF. For answers to frequently asked questions including ways to give, click here.
Donor-Advised Funds
#BeMoreLikeClaire Fund
Lt. Dr. Claire Elizabeth VanLandingham was a promising young Navy dentist when her life was tragically cut short. To know Claire was to know love in action. The #BeMoreLikeClaire Fund is a way for those who loved her - and those who never had the pleasure of meeting her – to carry on her legacy of love. The #BeMoreLikeClaire Fund gives grants to support work that makes the world a better place for all, including access to food, housing and health care; mentoring and leadership development; prevention of relationship violence; and creating a healthier environment. We hope to bring people together to fulfill our mission, knowing that we can do more together than we can do separately. Learn more at bemorelikeclaire.org
Bo's Hog Wild Children's Fund
  Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund
The Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund’s mission is to provide Douglas County residents with a better understanding of nature and resource conservation. In 2005, retired KU English professor Elizabeth Schultz established the fund with the hope that it would spur projects that address the environment in creative, scientific, cultural, educational, aesthetic and economic ways.  Gifts to the fund will provide financial support to projects chosen through an annual competitive grant application program. For more information, visit the ESEF website.
  Landen Lucas Foundation - Sports for Life Fund
The Landen Lucas Foundation is set up to create access and opportunity for all youth. The Sports For Life Fund serves financially disadvantaged youth by giving scholarships that support the opportunity to experience the social and academic benefits that come from playing sports. For more information, visit the website.
  Lawrence Sister Cities Scholarship Fund
  Outside for a Better Inside Fund
Russell and Jackie Hilton Charitable Fund
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Russell and Jackie Hilton Charitable Fund of the Douglas County Community Foundation. The family would like to thank you for honoring Russell's memory.
Taz Grout's 222 Fund
The 222 Foundation was launched to honor Tasman McKay Grout who spent 25 short years on the planet inspiring everyone who knew her to live and love better. Everything she stood for was some variation of this theme: create relentlessly, love fiercely and do quiet, kind things for the underdog. Each year on February 22, the 222 Foundation will award a $10,222 grant to an innovative project or person with a big idea to change consciousness and therefore change the world. We look for projects that support the following ideas: 1. A change in perspective is our greatest need. We believe all people (no exceptions) long to be generous and create beautiful things. 2. Today’s hopelessness is based on false premises. We look to defy the old story of scarcity, lack and the need to fight for resources. We aim to prove that the universe, once liberated from no-longer-working paradigms of scarcity, is generative and endlessly abundant. 3. The us against them model is kaput. We believe all humans are interconnected and that even tiny actions have great significance.
Field of Interest Funds
38N Outdoor Advocacy Fund
38N celebrates, advocates for and educates about outdoor adventure across Kansas. The 38N Outdoor Advocacy Fund was created to support adventures happening in our “backyard.” At our annual festival, 38N Fest, we celebrate Kansas adventures through visual, written, and spoken-word art. Other activities will include outings throughout the year to nourish the love of the outdoors and foster storytelling. Join us as we support adventure in Kansas, and help deepen our collective gratitude and care of our own “backyard.”
  Black Jack Battlefield Endowment Fund
On June 2, 1856, the abolitionist John Brown lead a Free State militia in a successful attack on a proslavery militia camped at Black Jack Springs. The Battle of Black Jack was one of the most important events in the “Bleeding Kansas” era and is considered by many to be the true first battle in the American Civil War. The Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park incorporates the major part of the battlefield and is part of the Black Jack Battlefield National Historic Landmark. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park from dawn to dusk year-round. They can walk the nature trails, have a picnic lunch at one of our tables, or grab a walking tour brochure from the display outside the Robert Hall Pearson Farmhouse and tour the battlefield, reflecting on events in our history that have had and continue to have an impact on our lives today. Visit the website for more information.
Childhood Trauma and Resilience Education Fund
Douglas County Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative The vision of the Collaborative is a trauma-informed early childhood community which helps young children, and the adults who care for them, respond to difficult life challenges with positive coping strategies. Our Fund supports four preschool programs, serving over 600 young children, in implementing Trauma Smart, a model which has demonstrated effectiveness in building social and emotional skills critical for school readiness. We are now working to expand this success into other agencies serving young children and their families. The Collaborative is composed of leaders of these programs (USD 497 Early Childhood Program, Community Children's Center, Head Start, Hilltop Child Development Center and Positive Bright Start) and community volunteers.
Friends of Lawrence Area Trails
Friends of Lawrence Area Trails is a nonprofit group devoted to developing, promoting and maintaining a robust and vibrant trails system in Douglas County and Northeast Kansas. FLAT’s primary roles are to raise funds for trail construction and long-term maintenance, build a community of trails supporters, and advocate for city, county and state investment in trails. Your donation will fund trail expansion and advocacy. Visit the Friends of Lawrence Area Trails website.
  High School Catholic Education Fund
  Just Food Fund
Just Food is the food bank in Douglas County, supplying 29 partner agencies with frozen meat and fresh produce as well as bread and food donated from community drives. Just Food also specializes in direct client service through programs like Just Grow, Just Cook and Cooking Healthy Futures. Just Food and its partners play a key role in fighting hunger in our community by increasing the availability of a variety of foods and helping to reduce waste and discarded food. For general info visit: justfoodks.org or for donations visit http://justfoodks.org/donate.  
  Lawrence Police Blue Santa Fund
  Ride4Cops Fund
  Slow Up Fund
Founded by Team Neuman at Advisors Excel, the Slow Up Fund was established to grant wishes for deserving community non-profits throughout the nation. The fund puts an emphasis on slowing down our daily lives to rise up and serve others in the community. It’s historically focused on empowering school-aged children, but is always open to new opportunities. The Slow Up Fund is intentional. Its’ founders realize capacity is limited and no one can be everything to everyone. To make a lasting impact, we must surrender to slowing down and making a difference – on purpose. Each year, Matt’s Madness NCAA Charity Challenge raises valuable funds into the Slow Up Fund to benefit communities nationwide! One piece of that includes top bracket performers receiving the ability to specify where Slow Up funds should be granted in their local communities! To date, grants associated with Matt’s Madness Charity Challenge have totaled more than $60,750 in community support! The Slow Up fund contributes on purpose, today and in perpetuity. Thank you for playing your part.
  Winter Shelter Fund
The goal of the Lawrence Winter Shelter (LWS) is to provide a safe, warm, peaceful space for people without housing to stay over night this winter. With the Lawrence Community Shelter at capacity, the LWS will open on nights the temperatures are below freezing. If you are interested in learning more about this project, like our Facebook page: @Lawrencewintershelter or email lawrencewintershelter@outlook.com.
  Douglas County Open Space Fund
“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” - Nelson Henderson The Douglas County Open Space Fund provides support to develop a county-wide plan for an Open Space Program. Your donation will spur needed planning and action to preserve our open spaces: creating greater recreational opportunities, helping save farmland, and maintaining the character of our landscapes for generations. The Douglas County Open Space Program will create a long-term vision and plan for elements like trails, buffers between land uses and water ways, native prairies, wetlands, wildlife habitat, agricultural lands, and historic sites. This effort is made possible by local donors like you in partnership with Douglas County Government.  
Fairy Godmother Fund
The Fairy Godmother Fund provides flexible, accessible monies to help Douglas County women who have limited resources and are facing immediate, short-term critical needs not met by traditional funding sources. The gifts from this fund are small, but they make a big impact on the lives of women and families.  Financial assistance of up to $420 may be provided to women who meet the following criteria:
  • limited income
  • limited, short-term, critical need not normally handled by any other agency or fund (i.e., the fund does not address rent or utility requests)
  • payment can be made directly to a vendor, not the client
  • funding will solve the immediate crisis (i.e., partial payment is not done unless the client has a mechanism to cover the entire payment)
  • applicant is a resident of Douglas County, Kansas
  • The Douglas County Community Foundation does not accept requests for funds.  To find out how to apply for assistance,  please contact one of the referring partners. Ballard Center Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center Family Promise of Lawrence LDCHA – Lawrence Douglas County Housing Authority Willow DVC
      Lawrence Police Foundation Fund
      LiveWell Community Wellness Endowment Fund
      St. Luke AME Capital Improvement Fund
    St. Luke AME, built in 1910, has served a predominantly black congregation as a church and cultural center for its entire history. Listed on local, state and national registers of historic places, it is one of the few Lawrence buildings left with documented ties to the celebrated writer Langston Hughes, who lived here for several years as a boy. A first phase of rehabilitation was completed in 2010, and included structural repair of the roof, and sanctuary restoration. This second phase will restore the two large stain glass windows, and rehab the two brick veneer walls in which they sit. The project also continues an ADA project that began last fall with installation of a zero-entry door into the basement level. Now, installation of an interior elevator will allow accessible entry to the church’s main level. This project has received a Kansas Heritage Trust Fund grant of $95,000, and a Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council grant of $57,750. The Rice Foundation has also provided a $25,000 grant for the elevator portion of the project. The congregation is contributing towards funding of the elevator, but there is no major fundraising committee working towards funding other exterior walls in critical need of repair. The grant funding ensures that work will start this fall, but this local preservation project is in need of timely support from the Lawrence community. Please help Lawrence’s ‘Friendly Church on the Corner’ continue its essential service well into its Second Century.
    Scholarship Funds
      Mighty Families by Adoption Fund
      Professor Thomas E. Mulinazzi Family Scholarship Fund
      Dr. Steven B. Case STEM Educator Scholarship Fund
    Other Funds