Since 1994, the PURPOSE of the Douglas Health Futures Foundation has been to provide financial, fundraising, and advocacy support for the MISSION of Douglas Public Health, which is, “with our partners, to promote and protect the health and safety of the residents of DouglasCounty.”

As a nonprofit organization, the Foundation provides a path to fundraising opportunities that may not be available to government agencies but that are open to organizations registered for 501(c)3 nonprofit status with the IRS.

This is important as only about 60% of public health’s funding needs for mandated programs comes from federal and state sources.