Apply for 2018 Philip S. Miller Grants by Jan. 31

Funds support at-risk and underserved County residents

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Douglas County is accepting grant applications for 2018 Philip S. Miller funds through January 31, 2018.

The funds, received by the County annually from the Philip S. Miller Trust, are distributed to a variety of programs that focus on enhancing the quality of life for Douglas County residents, through emergency food assistance, medical care, youth development or crisis counseling, and have an emphasis on self-sufficiency.

To qualify, applicants must be a 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization, serve residents of Douglas County and provide a service that supports health and human services for at-risk and underserved populations.

“Each of the fund recipients plays a pivotal role in providing a safety net for our more vulnerable families and individuals, including seniors,” said County Commissioner Lora Thomas. “As Philip S. Miller and his wife Jessie dedicated so much of their lives to helping others in Douglas County, we honor and thank them by continuing their legacy of philanthropy.”

In 2017, a total of more than $112,000 in grant funding was awarded to 19 nonprofit programs that help to serve the most vulnerable populations in Douglas County.

To learn more about the Philip S. Miller Grant Program or apply for 2018 funds, visit Grant applications are due Jan. 31, 2018. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Tina Dill at 303-660-7460.

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