Sherman County Community Foundation became an affiliate of GNWKCF in 2012. An affiliate is a collection of community funds to increase philanthropic giving in a geographic area. Both endowed and non-endowed funds are developed to provide financial support to 501(c)(3) and other qualifying non-profit organizations and for charitable purposes to benefit area residents.

The Sherman County Community Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the community for present and future generations. The Foundation is a non-profit vehicle for all means to make a lasting difference in our community. It is the goal of the Foundation to provide leadership and act as a catalyst in identifying and addressing evolving community needs.

Affiliate Board

Adam Dees

Dane Scherling

Kris Yost

Karen Gillihan
Interim Treasurer

April Hall

Marilyn Imel

Sherida Shoff

Michael Solomon


Contact Information:

PO Box 888
Goodland, KS 67735


(GNWKCF - Phone)

(GNWKCF - Fax)



Sherman County Community Initiative Fund

The Sherman County Community Initiative Fund was established for general grantmaking, community projects and programs, and general operations of the Sherman County Community Foundation.

Black and Gold Booster Club Fund

The Black and Gold Booster Club Fund was established to provide operational support for the Black and Gold Booster Club and support for any USD 352 activities. The "Bushels for Bleachers" project is a current project of the Sherman County Community Foundation and Black and Gold Booster Club Fund.

High Plains Museum Fund
High Plains Museum Memorial Fund

These two funds were established to support programs and facility improvements of the High Plains Museum. The High Plains Museum Board of Directors have created these funds to preserve the donations and bequests to the High Plains Museum.

Brianna Linin Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Brianna Linin Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to fund a scholarship, which will begin in the year 2017.



Need to find a gift for someone who has everything? Give a Giving Card. Much like retail gift cards, Giving Cards are given to celebrate birthdays, holidays, a job well done, or other special occasions. Giving Cards can be redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States (including schools, churches and synagogues).

Keep 5 in Kansas

Every day, we are working to make a difference in Sherman County. With the help of the Sherman County Community Foundation, we can make a lasting impact, even after we’re gone.

If we Keep 5 in Kansas, we’ll have permanent funding to support our schools, hospital, parks, nonprofits, and so much more. This is our opportunity to make the places we call home even better for future generations.

To learn how you can Keep 5 in Sherman County, visit .