Sheridan County Community Foundation
The 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 mission of Sheridan County Community Foundation is to encourage, prudently manage, and distribute charitable contributions to improve the quality of life in Sheridan County residents, now and in the future.
Sheridan County Community Foundation Brochure
- Kathy Bergin-Schiltz Memorial Fund
The Kathy Bergin-Schiltz Memorial Fund was established to honor Kathy; supporting programs and causes that would have been important to her. To learn more about Kathy and her passions in life, click here.
- Opal and Adolph Harris Estate Scholarship Fund for Hoxie
A memorial scholarship to honor Opal and Adolph Harris was established with the foundation; first scholarships awarded were in 2016 to two (2) Hoxie graduating seniors.
- Sheridan County Community Initiative Fund
The Sheridan County Community Initiative Fund was established to support community development projects and programs in Sheridan County, Kansas.
- Sheridan County Health Complex Fund
The Sheridan County Health Complex Fund was established to accept charitable contributions to provide funding for operations and for facility improvements for the Sheridan County Health Complex.
- Willis and Imogene Toothaker Scholarship Fund
The Toothaker Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to Hoxie USD 412 graduates, beginning with the graduating class of 2020.
The Youth on the Move Fund has been established to offer opportunities to Sheridan County youth.
- Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund for Sheridan County
To date, Sheridan County is one of 26 counties in northwest Kansas that has been awarded six rounds of $50,000 grants from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, with ten of those county funds established through the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation. This grant fund was established in March 2015 to allow qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; or educational, governmental or religious institutes per IRS, to apply for funding assistance for projects intended for Sheridan County benefit. Qualifying entities may apply online; grants are awarded through a competitive application process. For criteria and application information, click here; also found on the Grants and Scholarships tab. The Hansen Foundation has guaranteed additional rounds of funding to continue through 2021, providing continual county-wide participation in the Sheridan County Strategic Doing Initiative.