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Sherman County Community Foundation is an Affiliate Foundation of Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation with all funds managed by GNWKCF.

About the Foundation

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 nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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.

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Donors receive charitable gift receipts for the contributions to their established DAF.  The fund is normally named in someone’s memory or established as a “Family Fund”, however, the donor(s) may personalize as they wish.  The donor(s) are setup as the advisors to their Fund, which allows them to make all grant recommendations from their DAF.  Grant recommendations must be to qualifying charitable 501(c)(3) organizations, educational, government or religious entities per IRS rules.  The donor(s) may name succeeding generations as successor advisors or transition it to the Foundation to advise over upon donor(s) death.

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Providing for family is important, but what about those who also want to support the community where they raised their family, earned a living and enjoyed a good life? Sherman County Community Foundation can help provide opportunities for both!! Visit with a foundation board member or staff member who can help discuss what’s important to you. As little as 5% to the community foundation through an estate gift, can help make an impact in our local communities!

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Board Members

Ron Schilling
Board Chair
Candi Owens
Vice-Chair
Melanie Daise
Treasurer
Dale Schields
Board Member
Jessica Cole
Board Member
Jeff Bhend
Board Member
Jeff Deeds
Secretary
Tyson Livengood
Board Member
Dax Ruhs
Board Member

Staff

Kim Horinek
Executive Director
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Sherman County Community Foundation
PO Box 888
Goodland, KS 67735
785-734-2406 (GNWKCF – Phone)

info@shermanccf.org

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About the Foundation

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 nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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.

Other Information

Sherman County Community Foundation Brochure
Sherman County Benefits of Charitable Giving
Give a Gift of Grain – Donation Brochure

Sherman County- Giving Brochure

People

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Kim Horinek
Executive Director
Ron Schilling
Board Chair
Candi Owens
Vice-Chair
Melanie Daise
Treasurer
Dale Schields
Board Member
Jessica Cole
Board Member
Jeff Bhend
Board Member
Jeff Deeds
Secretary
Tyson Livengood
Board Member
Dax Ruhs
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Sherman County Community Foundation
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785-734-2406 (GNWKCF – Phone)

info@shermanccf.org

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Keep 5 in Kansas

Providing for family is important, but what about those who also want to support the community where they raised their family, earned a living and enjoyed a good life? Sherman County Community Foundation can help provide opportunities for both!! Visit with a foundation board member or staff member who can help discuss what’s important to you. As little as 5% to the community foundation through an estate gift, can help make an impact in our local communities!

Learn More

Donor Advised Funds (DAF’s)

Donors receive charitable gift receipts for the contributions to their established DAF.  The fund is normally named in someone’s memory or established as a “Family Fund”, however, the donor(s) may personalize as they wish.  The donor(s) are setup as the advisors to their Fund, which allows them to make all grant recommendations from their DAF.  Grant recommendations must be to qualifying charitable 501(c)(3) organizations, educational, government or religious entities per IRS rules.  The donor(s) may name succeeding generations as successor advisors or transition it to the Foundation to advise over upon donor(s) death.

Contact one of our
Sherman County Community Foundation
board members or staff to learn more, or contact GNWKCF directly at 785-734-2406.

Visit Sherman County

Learn about what you can do in Sherman County and perhaps you can visit one day.

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Types of Funds

Designated Funds

Funds which support a specific charitable organization or community foundation designated in the establishing documents.

Donor Advised Funds

A charitable fund in which the donor recommends grants to charitable organizations of his / her choice. Download more information HERE.

Field of Interest Funds

A fund established to provide grants to specific causes (not just one specific charity) you designate such as the arts, education, health and human services, a geographic location, or the environment. Download more information HERE.

Organizational Funds

A fund specific to a named community foundation or charitable organization.

Scholarship Funds

A fund to disburse scholarships to students meeting a set criteria (geographic, field of study, academic performance, community service, etc.), generally on a competitive basis, to be used for educational expenses. Scholarships are made payable to the educational institution on behalf of the student and not payable directly to the student.

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Unrestricted Fund

A fund in which a  broad range of interests and activities may receive grants empowering the community foundation to make strategic grants wherever the greatest need and opportunity exists.

Endowed vs Non-Endowed

Donations made to an ENDOWMENT fund are intended to be given for perpetuity. The principal funds are invested and only the earnings are available for charitable grants.

Donations made to a NON-ENDOWED fund may be granted at any time per the guidelines of the established fund.

Not to add confusion to the mix, there is also a QUASI-ENDOWED fund which in essence is still an endowment fund with some prevision that principal may be accessed at the organization’s discretion when there are extenuating circumstances.

Regardless of endowment status, all funds are still subject to donor restrictions or intents per establishing documents.

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