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We Unite with local nonprofits and organizations to fight poverty in Douglas County. Join us!


The Douglas County Human Services Coalition harnesses the collective power and expertise of Douglas County health and human services to better serve our community, build a seamless safety net, and address root causes of poverty and inequity. We meet monthly to discuss ongoing and emergent community needs and resources, engage in shared learning, and develop strategies for systems and program improvement. We are a supportive peer community working to make things better for the community we serve. The Coalition is convened by the United Way of Douglas County and the Douglas County Administrator's Office. The Human Service email list allows direct service providers, administrators, and funders to engage in ongoing conversations and collaborations.

We meet monthly, and you are invited to join us! To join the Human Services Coalition email listserv, send an email to  with "subscribe" in the subject line.


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We provide free trainings to community nonprofits to increase our local capacity for service and advocacy.


Emergency Food & Shelter Funds -
Grants to support emerency food and shelter. Find out more here. 

Anti-Poverty Grants
Grant opportunities to support collective impact partnerships to reduce child poverty. The next RFP opens in February, 2021.

Basic Needs Mini-Grants
Basic Needs grants are meant to provide immediate, short-term assistance to help people stabilize a financial or health crisis to prevent homelessness, utility shut-offs, and/or the use of pay day lenders. The next RFP opens Sept. 28, 2020.

Racial Equity Community Fund Grants
The goal of this fund is to support initiatives working to advance racial equity in health, education, income, housing, food, and safety. The next RFP opens Sept. 28, 2020


For more information on United Way partnership opportunities, please contact Lea Roselyn at