Douglas County Community Foundation



Contact Information:
P.O. Box 1073
Ava, MO 65608

Established July 3, 2003

Board of Governors:

Janice Lorrain, President
Nancy Hawk, Vice President
Jennifer Horn, Secretary
Betty Ridenour, Treasurer
Elizabeth Bock
Bill Henry
Diana Middleton
Dick Salgado

For additional information contact Janice Lorrain, President, at

Total Assets (as of June 30, 2019): $770,283

Community Grantmaking Program

The Douglas County Community Foundation accepts grant applications on a rolling basis. Applications must be submitted online via the link below.

Please e-mail Janice Lorrain, President, with questions.

Click here to apply for a grant online. Search for “Douglas County.”

News and Updates

New Partnership with CHART

DCCF has partnered with the Douglas County Community Health Assistance Resources Team (CHART) to support citizen groups that do not have tax-exempt status. CHART agrees to provide fiscal sponsorship for these groups so that they can apply to DCCF for funding. This allows us to provide support for developing groups with ideas for improving the community. This partnership provided the funding needed for the Douglas County Fire Chief’s Association to apply for their own 501(c)3 status. The Association then applied for and received a grant of $240,000 for turn-out gear and training for Douglas County firefighters.

DCCF Supports New Citizen Groups

The Douglas County Community Foundation has provided grants to three new citizen groups:

  • Ava Citizens Action League helps downtown Ava businesses improve the appearance of their buildings with paint, new signage, new awnings and other updates.
  • Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks holds an event during the first weekend of October featuring traditional Ozarks music and skills such as weaving, spinning, basketmaking and blacksmithing.
  • 2500 Miles of Art and Culture offers a week-long schedule of tourism events including musical concerts, storytelling, and tours of the Elk Ranch, Civil War sites, fish farms, and the local art and historical museums.

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Funds and Grantmaking

Existing Funds:
Ava Alumni Scholarship Fund
Ava Alumni Yeoman Scholarship Fund
Ava Animal Shelter Building Fund
Ava Methodist Church Scholarship Fund
Ava Methodist Church Unrestricted Fund
Ava Public Schools Foundation Endowment Fund
Ava Public Schools Foundation Fund
Clinkingbeard Family Memorial Scholarship Fund
Douglas County Community Foundation Administrative Endowment Fund
Douglas County Community Foundation Capacity Building Fund
Douglas County Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Douglas County Cultural Arts Fund
Douglas County MFP Hunger Challenge Fund
Douglas County Sesquicentennial Fund
Douglas County Youth Philanthropy Fund
Herman E. Davis Memorial Endowment Fund
Mandy Hampton Memorial Scholarship
Pat Souder Henry Scholarship Fund
Mobile Food Pantry Hunger Challenge Fund
Skyline R-II Youth Empowerment Fund
Tracy Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ronnie Lee Yocum Memorial Fund

Legacy Society
Janice C. Lorrain

Community Grants Fiscal Year 2016

Ava Animal Welfare League, Jr., $750
Ava Art Guild, $750
Ava R-1 School District, Project Graduation, $2,000
DOW Camp, $200
Douglas County Council on Aging, $2,000

Community Grants for Fiscal Year 2015

University of Missouri Extension Center-Douglas County, summer camp sponsorships, $200
Squires Volunteer Fire Department, first responder equipment, $500
Ava Area Animal Welfare League, $500
Douglas County, $500
Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Society, $750
Goodhope Fire Department, generator, $750
Ava R-1 School District, Project Graduation, $2,000
Ava Victory Academy, Maroon and Gold Night, $900
The Hearing Aide, equipment, $500
Pat Souder Henry Scholarship Fund, $200
Douglas County Community Health Assessment Resource Team, CHART program, $1,000
Ava Art Guild, $500
44th Judicial Circuit Drug Court, $500