Fund offers grants for local environmental projects

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/aug/26/260607/ The [Douglas County Community Foundation][1] is now accepting proposals for funding from the [Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund][2]. The application deadline is October 1. The fund supports local efforts to preserve and understand nature. Projects may address the fund’s goals in scientific, cultural, educational, aesthetic or economic ways. Please join ...

2nd Annual Lawrence Rock'n Bowl - a STRIKE in the fight against cancer

Michelle Derusseau

During the fiscal year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 Children's Mercy Cancer Center treated 33 Douglas County children for childhood cancer! 33! This year's Lawrence Rock'n Bowl will benefit Lawrence charity Baby Jay's Legacy of Hope and Children's Mercy Cancer Center, our local childhood cancer treatment center in ...

June 21 Seminar for Nonprofit Board Members

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jun/03/256424/ Dr. Beverly Browning, consultant and board trainer, will headline a June 21 seminar designed to help nonprofit board members better lead organizations. The Nonprofit Board Development Boot Camp will be at the Lawrence Arts Center. Registration starts at 8:30 and the program is from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Dr. Browning will ...

June 21 Seminar for Nonprofit Board Members

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jun/03/256424/ Dr. Beverly Browning, consultant and board trainer, will headline a June 21 seminar designed to help nonprofit board members better lead organizations. The Nonprofit Board Development Boot Camp will be at the Lawrence Arts Center. Registration starts at 8:30 and the program is from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Dr. Browning will ...

Two local food education programs receive grants from Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund

Marilyn Hull

Students at Sunset Hill Elementary School and visitors to the Lawrence Community Orchard will have new opportunities to learn about growing food thanks to grants from the [Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund][1]. The [Community Mercantile Education Foundation][2], which manages the Sunset Hill school garden, will receive $3,400 to establish classroom gardens, ...

Win up to $10,000 for your favorite local charity

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/nov/08/244421/ Ladies and gentlemen: start your engines. The Douglas County Community Foundation and [Lawrence GiveBack][1] have teamed up to award $10,000 to local charities through a new contest called the [Lawrence GiveBack Charity 10,000][2]. The contest is designed to promote buying local, volunteering and donating to community causes, especially during ...

Community foundation offers grant seekers sessions Oct. 23 and 25

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/Marilyn_Hull/photos/2011/oct/10/222528/ The Douglas County Community Foundation will host two information sessions for organizations interested in applying for a 2013 grant from its community funds. The sessions will be in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium on these dates: Tuesday, October 23, 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 12:00 noon Program officer Marilyn ...

Fundraisers take note: Two educational programs on Thursday, Sept 6

Marilyn Hull

This is just a reminder that we have two free presentations of interest to fundraisers on Thursday, Sept 6 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library. See the links below for details. [Giving in the U.S. and High Net Worth Philanthropy][1], presented by Judy Keller, Jeffrey Byrne & Associates. ...

How do affluent people make decisions about charitable giving?

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/aug/10/239303/ If you are involved in fundraising, you won't want to miss the September 6 presentation **Giving in the U.S. and High Net Worth Philanthropy** at the Lawrence Public Library from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Judy Keller, a professional fundraiser with Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, will present the results of the most ...

Grants available for local environmental projects

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/aug/03/238736/ The Douglas County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for 2012 funding from the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund. The application deadline is October 1. An information session for grant seekers will be held: - Thursday, September 6 - 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Gallery Room, Lawrence Public Library The fund supports ...

Local environmental fund taking grant applications

Marilyn Hull

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/apr/26/190978/ Are you working on a Douglas County nonprofit project with an environmental angle? [The Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund is now taking applications][1]. The deadline is October 1, so you have plenty of time to flesh out your idea. The fund supports a wide variety of local efforts to preserve ...

DCCF grants to impact local health

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/aliedwards/photos/2011/nov/14/224761/ The Douglas County Community Foundation has awarded nearly $149,000 to forty local nonprofit organizations. Many of the awards promote health and well-being. Award details are [here][1]. “We made more community grants this year than we ever have in our twelve year history,” said board chair Barbara Carswell. “This reflects ...

Environmental Fund Supports Local Efforts to Preserve and Understand Nature

Marilyn Hull

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2009/sep/30/178290/ The Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund has awarded grants totaling more than $20,000 to nine local efforts to preserve and understand nature. Retired Kansas University professor Elizabeth Schultz established fund in 2005 so she could help new and existing groups care for the land, plants and creatures close to home. ...

Community Foundation Now Taking Grant Applications

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/Marilyn_Hull/photos/2011/oct/10/222528/ The Douglas County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for 2012 grants from its unrestricted Community Funds. The deadline is December 1, 2011. Applications are accepted for a wide variety of programs and projects that improve the quality of life throughout Douglas County, Kansas. If you would like more ...

Schultz Environmental Fund Workshop for Grant Seekers

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/Marilyn_Hull/photos/2011/aug/24/219549/ The Douglas County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for funding from the [Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund][1]. The deadline is October 3. The fund supports a wide variety of local efforts to preserve and understand nature. Projects may address the fund’s goals in scientific, cultural, educational, aesthetic or economic ...

Community Open House, May 18th

Carolyn Ward

Just Food Hosts Community Open House To honor the tremendous response of the Douglas County community, Just Food is hosting a community open house next week. Just Food is pleased to announce that we will be able to continue providing critical services to our community and is now well on ...

Prairie Moon Waldorf School earns state award for being green

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/videos/2011/apr/06/34381/ Students at [Prairie Moon Waldorf School][1] used a recent sunny day to work in their own gardens. “It’s fun,” said Finn Veerkamp, a second-grader, as he brushed the dirt from his hands. He was planting red romaine lettuce and basil. Each student has a 3-foot by 3-foot area of ...

Hillcrest School principal talks about the benefits of new school garden

Marilyn Hull

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7SaGPzwQPE Tammy Becker, principal of Hillcrest Elementary School, talked about the benefits of the school's new garden at its groundbreaking Saturday morning. Becker joined more than 20 parents, kids, and community volunteers digging beds and spreading mulch and compost to prepare for planting. In this video, she talks about the ...

Health Reporter Spends a Day at Just Food

Carolyn Ward

Karrey Britt, LJW reporter, recently spend a day with us at Just Food - having the opportunity to learn more about why our neighbors rely on emergency food assistance. [Just food pantry users like convenient hours, quantity and variety of food][1] [1]: http://wellcommons.com/weblogs/health-beat/2011/mar/10/just-food-pantry-users-like-convenient-h/

Bicycle rideability map shows safe routes and more

Marilyn Hull

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/oct/08/200073/ What is the safest way to get around town by bicycle? You can find out by consulting the [Lawrence Bicycle Rideability Map][1]. It is a great tool for cyclists of all ages and abilities who want to navigate the community on two wheels. City transportation planners developed it with ...

Prairie Moon Waldorf School Garden Receives State Award

Marilyn Hull

[The Prairie Moon Waldorf School/Okanis Garden][1] will be the [Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education's (KACEE)][2] Green School of the Year for 2011. The school will be honored at a presentation dinner in Topeka on April 1, and will receive a special banner at the end of the school ...

Just Food Reaches Out to the Douglas County Community

Carolyn Ward

For at least 1 in 6 residents of Douglas County, hunger is a reality. Through our pantry alone, more than 444,988 pounds of food have been distributed to low-income consumers – serving 1,600 to 2,200 individuals each month. Almost half of those receiving food assistance are children and senior citizens. ...

My Hero, Bob Georgeson

Marilyn Hull

As I've written [here][1], I get to work with some pretty inspiring people. None has inspired me more than Bob Georgeson, who died on Wednesday. Bob was a founding board member of DCCF. As our board chairman Mike Davis noted at our 10th anniversary celebration, Bob's good name gave our ...

Feeling the loss of three great Lawrencians

Marilyn Hull

It's been a tough week for those of us lucky enough to work with people who make things happen in our community. First we lost Sandra Shaw. Sandi was the long-time director of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. Sandi is creditied with transforming Bert Nash from a small ...

DCCF grant-seekers sessions today and Friday

Marilyn Hull

Want to learn how to get a Community Funds grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation? Attend an information session today at 4:00 p.m. or Friday, November 12 at noon. Sessions will be in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium. The deadline for grant applications is December 1. Grants will be ...

Now accepting grant applications

Marilyn Hull

The foundation is now accepting applications for 2011 grants from our unrestricted Community Funds. The deadline is December 1, 2010. Applications are accepted for a wide variety of programs and projects that improve the quality of life throughout Douglas County, Kansas. If you would like more information on the application ...

Adoption Fund Taking Applications Until Nov. 1

Marilyn Hull

The Jim Carr Memorial Fund for Adoption is accepting applications from families looking for help with the costs of adopting a child. We expect to make one award of $1,000 in 2010. Applicants must live in Douglas County and submit a home study compiled by a specially licensed social worker ...

Environmental Fund Taking Grant Applications

Marilyn Hull

We are now accepting applications for 2010 funding from the [Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund][1]. The deadline is October 1. Health and the environment are so closely linked. Think the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the places we go for recreation. I thought it would ...

Health Care Access Clinic Director Receives Tensie Oldfather Community Service Award

Marilyn Hull

The [Health Care Access Clinic's][1] director, Nikki King, received a Tensie Oldfather Community Service Award at the [Douglas County Community Foundation's][2] tenth anniversary celebration on August 21. The foundation board created the award to honor long-serving nonprofit leaders whose contributions have transformed the organizations they lead. The award included a ...

Local Health and Wellness Programs among Recipients of Grants from 2010 Community Funds

Madeline Finch

The Douglas County Community Foundation recently [awarded grants][1] from our [community funds][2] to several local nonprofit organizations. Grant recipients providing Douglas County communities with health and wellness opportunities include: [1]: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/mar/08/douglas-county-community-foundation-doles-out-124k/ [2]: http://www.dccfoundation.net/site/?page_id=65 - [Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center][1] – $5,600.00 - [Douglas County Dental Clinic][2] - $5,000.00 - ...

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