Douglas Community Fund

Competitive grants supporting medical and other needs in Douglas County.

The Douglas Community Fund's competitive grant program accepts applications for the spring cycle to support a wide variety of projects in Douglas County. Because the Douglas Community Foundation was originally created to provide funds for a regional medical facility, the medical needs of Douglas County continue to have a high priority.

Application Process

Applications are accepted through MyOCF. You must be a registered user to access OCF's Grants Portal. If you don't have an account, you can create one by following the instructions on the MyOCF login screen.

Grant applications are accepted from December 1 to January 15 at midnight. Please note that the Douglas Community Fund grant program does not accept multiyear requests for funding.

Required Attachments

  • 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status letter from the IRS.
  • Board of directors list (including contact information, affiliations and the skills and experience each member contributes to the organization).
  • Organization budget for the current year.
  • Organization budget for the past year.
  • Most recent audited financial statements (if available).
  • Multiyear project budget (if applicable).
  • Project graphic, schematic or timeline (optional).

NOTE: We strongly recommend using Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer to fill out your application. Safari has been found to have some technical difficulties.

Grantee Reporting

Post-grant evaluation reports are due on January 15 of each year. A new grant application will not be considered unless evaluation reports have been submitted for all previous grants. This program uses OCF's standard grant evaluation form.

Scholarships

Graduates from Douglas County high schools are eligible to apply for scholarships. The Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) administers the Douglas Community Fund scholarship program for OCF. Students studying the following majors or programs are eligible: biology (pre-medicine), health occupations, medical technology, medicine, nursing, physician assistant and public health.

Scholarship applications are due by March 1 of each year, but OSAC strongly recommends that students submit their applications by the early-bird deadline of February 15.

Staff Assistance

For more information, please contact: