Community Engagement

We care about Lawrence, its people and its businesses.


Knowing the culture of a community ultimately influences where entrepreneurs and the workforce choose to live, work and play, The Chamber has made it a priority to engage the community through meaningful and relevant programs, events and business support that enhance the quality of life in Lawrence and Douglas County. Chamber staff serve on boards for local non-profits, attend fundraisers and belong to multiple civic and business organizations. Lawrence and Douglas County is our home and we’re focused on giving back.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Creating an inclusive environment that engages individuals that reflect the full spectrum of our city strengthens our organization and is key to the success of Lawrence as a community. Get resources for your business and learn about our DEI Committee.


The Chamber supports local entrepreneurs in a variety of ways, including making connections, funding and guidance. Contintually ranked as a great community for startups and recent graduates, we’re committed to supporting our startups however they need to ensure a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem.


The Chamber is dedicated to advocating for Lawrence and Douglas County on issues that matter to its citizens and its businesses. From workforce training to criminal justice reform, see the topics we’re focused on at the local, state and federal level.

Non-Profit Directory

The Chamber is proud of the fact that so many local non-profits engage with and invest in The Chamber. Our special pricing for our 501(c)3 members for membership and marketing oportunities allows these amazing organizations to reach the local business community, finding potential donors, board members and support.

This directory features non-profit members of The Chamber. If your business is interested in expanding your involvement with the Lawrence community, we hope you reference this list! If your organization doesn’t appear on this list, we hope you consider joining The Chamber!


Lawrence Humane Society
1805 E. 19th St.
(785) 843-6835

The Arts

Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St.
(785) 843-2787

Marla Quilts, Inc.
2001 Haskell Ave.
(785) 371-6682

Van Go, Inc.
715 New Jersey St.
(785) 842-3797


Ballard Center
708 Elm St.
(785) 842-0729

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence
2910 Haskell Ave.
(785) 841-5672

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Douglas County
1009 New Hampshire St., Suite A & B
(785) 832-5172 

Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas
2518 Ridge Court
(785) 865-0669

Communities in Schools of Mid-America
1919 Delaware St.
(785) 865-5190

Community Children’s Center
901 Kentucky St., Ste. 202
(785) 260-8184

Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts
10210 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO
(816) 942-9333

Junior Achievement

Kansas Action for Children
709 S. Kansas Ave., Ste. 200, Topeka, KS
(785) 232-0550

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters
2518 Ridge Court
(785) 843-7359

Landen Lucas Foundation
4000 W. 6th St.
(503) 989-9930

Lawrence Children’s Choir
(785) 331-4662

Lawrence Public Library
707 Vermont St.
(785) 843-3833

Lawrence Schools Foundation
110 McDonald Dr.
(785) 330-1941

Peaslee Tech
2920 Haskell Ave., Ste. 100
(785) 856-1801

READ Lawrence
1900 Delaware St.

The Children’s Shelter
1925 Delaware St.
(785) 843-2085


Capitol Federal Foundation
700 Kansas Ave., Ste. 517, Topeka, KS
(785) 270-6040

Douglas County Community Foundation
900 Massachusetts St., Ste. 406
(785) 843-8727

Haskell Foundation
155 Indian Ave., Box 5019
(785) 749-8425


Alzheimer’s Association – Heart of America Chapter
3846 W. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS
(913) 831-3888

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
200 Maine St., Ste. A
(785) 843-9192

Community Blood Center of KC
4040 Main St., Kansas City, MO
(816) 968-4004

CV Key Project

Douglas County Visiting Nurses
200 Maine St., Ste. 150
(785) 843-3738

Heartland Community Health Center
346 Maine St., Ste. 150
(785) 841-7297

Kansas Advocates for Better Care
536 Fireside Court, Ste. B
(785) 842-3088

Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ
2110 Delaware St., Ste. B
(785) 841-9900

Lawrence Douglas County Public Health
200 Maine St., Ste. B
(785) 843-3060

Midland Care Connection
319 Perry St.
(800) 726-7450

Trinity In-Home Care
2001 W. 25th St., Ste. Q
(785) 842-3159


Family Promise of Lawrence
905 Tennessee St.
(785) 856-1417

Housing & Credit Counseling
2518 Ridge Court., Ste. 104
(785) 749-4224

Lawrence Douglas County Housing Authority
1600 Haskell Ave.
(785) 842-8110

Lawrence Habitat for Humanity
720 Connecticut St.
(785) 832-0777

Tenants to Homeowners
2518 Ridge Court, Ste. 103
(785) 842-5494

Local Organizations

Lawrence Farmers Market
(785) 505-0117


Community Village Lawrence
2001 Haskell Ave.
(785) 505-0187

Senior Resource Center of Douglas County
745 Vermont St.
(785) 842-0543

Support Services

American Red Cross
2518 Ridge Court
(785) 843-3550

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
1525 W. 6th St.
(785) 856-2694

Cottonwood, Inc.
2801 W. 31st. St.
(785) 842-0550

Douglas County CASA
1009 New Hampshire St.,
Ste. A & B
(785) 832-5172

Douglas County ECKAN Center
2518 Ridge Court, Ste. 104
(785) 841-3357

Just Food
1000 E. 11th St.
(785) 856-7030

Lawrence Community Shelter
3655 E. 25th St.
(785) 832-8864

The Salvation Army
946 New Hampshire St.
(785) 843-4188

United Way of Douglas County
1307 Massachusetts St.
(785) 843-6626

Willow Domestic Violence Center
1920 Moodie Road
(785) 331-2034

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