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Older adult, safety net services benefit from 2023 grant funds

Douglas County’s portion of the Philip S. Miller Trust distributed to organizations that work with the community’s most vulnerable

Posted on November 15, 2023 2023News and Events


Pictured: Douglas County Commissioners with 2023 Philip S. Miller Trust grant recipients

Are you an older adult? Are you or someone in your family a caregiver for an older adult or a person living with a disability?  There are nonprofits in Douglas County ready to provide their services to you, funded in part thanks to $185,000 in grant funds from Douglas County’s 2023 portion of the Philip S. Miller Trust.

Together, these vital programs cast a wide safety net throughout the County by delivering programs and services such as older adult services, suicide prevention, therapy, medical assistance, mental health, emergency financial assistance and support for older adults and school-age children.

Recipients of these awards enhance the quality of life for vulnerable and at-risk members of our community, and many provide services not available through other means.

To benefit Douglas County’s growing older adult population, organizations that provide services to older adults were each given $25,000 grants separate from the competitive grant process. Those organizations include Aging Resources of Douglas County, Castle Rock Senior Activity Center and Parker Senior Center. Twenty-four other organizations applied for and were awarded amounts ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. See a full list of grant recipients here.

As part of a 5-year agreement with the County, the Douglas County Community Foundation administered the 2023 grant process. The County Commissioners will continue their accountability for the funds via the evaluation of funding recommendations and the final decision for distribution.

These awards continue the legacy of philanthropy established by Philip S. Miller and his wife Jessie, who dedicated so much of their lives to helping others in Douglas County and continue to do so through this generous and thoughtful gift.

Learn more about the Philip S. Miller Grant Program, qualifications and how to apply for future awards.

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