Through a Memorandum of Understanding adopted at the County’s Aug. 23 Business Meeting, Douglas County transferred administration of its Philip S. Miller Grant Program to Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF), in a pilot program beginning in 2022 and continuing through 2025.
While the Foundation will act as administrator of the program, the County Commissioners will continue their accountability for the funds via evaluation of funding recommendations and final decision-making on funds distribution. Read More…
Douglas County has multiple opportunities to apply for grant funding. Grant funds are limited and it is recommended that you review the criteria of each grant and apply to the grant that best fits your organization or project.
Here are some of the grant parameters associated with the PSM grant:
Information regarding the 2023 PSM grant application process will be forthcoming. Stay tuned for details.
The following materials must be submitted no later than the deadline date and time referenced above:
In 2021, the Board of County Commissioners approved funding for 23 PSM grant recipients.
The PSM Grant Program is the legacy of Douglas County businessman and philanthropist Philip Simon Miller and his wife, Jessie. In 1980, the Millers, having no children, established The Philip S. Miller Charitable Trust and named nine beneficiaries to receive an annual cash distribution from income generated by the trust upon their deaths. Trust distributions are to be used “exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes.”
As one of the beneficiaries of the Philip S. Miller Charitable Trust, Douglas County has established the Philip S. Miller Grant Program to administer the funds received from the Trust. This program supports a broad array of services designed to enhance the quality of life of Douglas County residents. Income from the Trust varies from year to year.