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Grants to Douglas County, Kansas Agencies and Nonprofits
for Health, Human Services, Arts, Education, and Housing

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

02/01/18 4:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Douglas County, Kansas nonprofits, local governments, and tribal entities for programs that will improve the lives of local residents. Programs may focus on the areas of human services, health, housing, arts and culture, children and youth, community development, education, and the environment.

Favored activities are those that:
- Provide a substantial benefit
- Produce meaningful, measurable results
- Include a plan to measure results
- Build self-sufficiency and help attract additional funds and resources for the participants or organization
- Assist with or promote collaboration among nonprofits to minimize duplication

In addition, the foundation is more likely to fund requests that:
- Are clearly and concisely described
- Are based on complete and clear income and expense projections
- Do not require recurring DCCF funding for the same project or purpose
- Reasonably ensure continued support after foundation funding is no longer available
- Are proposed by organizations that demonstrate sound financial practices and strong staff and volunteer support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177072

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants generally range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:

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

Generally, grants are not awarded for:

- 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:

The following grant-seekers information sessions are open to anyone. They are especially helpful to people who are new to grant writing and/or unfamiliar with the foundation's Community Grants program.

January 10, 2018, 12:00 pm, Lawrence Public Library Meeting Room C
January 11, 2018, 4:00 pm, Lawrence Public Library Meeting Room C

Attendees will learn about the types of activities that are funded and how to improve their chances of getting a grant. Questions are welcome throughout the session.

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations may apply once per the calendar year. Deadlines are February 1 and September 1. Applications are available on the website six weeks before each grant deadline.

If you want feedback on a draft of your application please contact the program officer at least two working days before the application deadline.

Applications may be submitted until 11:59 PM on the due date. However, applicants are strongly recommended to submit the application by 4:00 PM. If you encounter technical problems during submission, program staff will be in the office and available to help you. Staff support is not available after 5:00 p.m. Applications that have not been successfully submitted by the deadline will be considered ineligible.

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Application instructions are available at

The Community Grants FAQ are found at

Video tutorial on applicant registration:

Contact Information:

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

To apply:

Lori Trenholm, Community Investment Officer

Douglas County Community Foundation
900 Massachusetts, Suite 406
Lawrence, KS 66044

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Douglas County