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LiveWell Community Wellness Grants

Grants to Douglas County, Kansas Nonprofits
and Agencies to Support Health and Wellness

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF)

Conf. Date:

09/11/18

Deadline Date:

10/19/18

Description:

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 to Douglas County, Kansas nonprofit organizations or government agencies to promote healthy eating and physically active lifestyles for community residents. Priority will be given to programs that focus on children's health. Projects should help the community make progress toward achieving goals set forth in the 2015 Douglas County Community Health Plan.

LiveWell Community Wellness Grants seek to support lasting measures that improve residents’ health. For this reason, favored projects are those that create long-term policy, systems, and environmental change. Funding programs that increase access to healthy food and/or promote healthy eating and physically active lifestyles, especially if the program advances a larger community goal, will also be considered.

Grants will help Douglas County organizations:
-Adopt policy, systems, and environmental changes that support healthy eating and physical activity in everyday environments such as childcare centers, schools, after-school programs, workplaces, community centers, neighborhoods, and places of worship
-Offer programs that help residents make lasting improvements to their diets and activity patterns that reduce their risk for lifestyle-related chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Grants will also foster collaboration and a sense of shared purpose among organizations committed to working together to improve community health.

Favored projects:
-Provide a substantial benefit over time
-Produce meaningful, measurable results
-Can be sustained by organizations without ongoing LiveWell Community Wellness Grant funding
-Help attract additional funds and resources for the participants or organization(s)
-Assist with or promote collaboration among nonprofits, schools, employers, neighborhoods, community centers, tribal entities, and/or local governments

In addition, the Foundation is more likely to fund proposals that:
-Are clearly and concisely written
-Include a workable plan to measure results
-Are based on complete and clear income and expense projections
-Are proposed by organizations that demonstrate sound financial practices and strong staff and volunteer support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175994

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are expected to range from $1,000-$15,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Proposal must come from a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or government entity.
-Proposal must be for work that primarily benefits residents of Douglas County, Kansas.
-Applicants must conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or national origin.

Generally, grants will not be awarded for:
-Administration or general operating expenses
-Personnel costs for permanent staff
-Purchase of tickets or tables at special events, memberships, or advertising
-Individuals
-Annual campaigns
-Endowment funds
-Religious purposes
-Lobbying or political activities prohibited by the IRS
-Debt retirement

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant-seekers Session
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Lawrence Public Library, 707
Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044
Meeting Room A

Applicants are not required to attend, but may find it helpful, especially if they have not received a LiveWell grant before. For those that can't make the session, feel free to contact Lori Trenholm to set up a meeting or visit by phone.

Pre-Application Information:

2018 applications due October 19.
Awards will be announced in mid-November.

Most of the amount DCCF has available for this grant competition comes from funds focused on children’s health. The Foundation expects to award:
-Up to $80,000 for projects that primarily target children ages 0-18 and their families
-Up to $20,000 for projects that primarily target adults or the general public

Grant Guidelines: https://www.dccfoundation.org/livewell-community-wellness-grant-guidelines/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=dccfoundation

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

Lori Trenholm, Director of Community Investment
loritrenholm@dccfoundation.org
785-843-8727

Contact page: https://www.dccfoundation.org/contact/

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Douglas County