Affiliate Board

Michelle Foote

Jodi Rogers
Secretary / Treasurer

Krista Mauck
Mike Mense
Teri Moss
Harry Joe Pratt
William Slipke

Contact Information

Karl Pratt, Board Liaison
Sheridan County Community Foundation
PO Box 445
Hoxie, KS 67740

785-675-1240 – Phone

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SCCF Grants During COVID-19 Pandemic:

$10,000 of the Hansen Community Grant Funds for Round 11 of funding (April – August 2020) will be reserved for COVID-19 response efforts in Sheridan County.   A maximum of $1,000 per organization will be considered.

In order to respond to the short and long-term challenges that Sheridan County area nonprofits and charitable organizations may face due to COVID-19, the Sheridan County Community Foundation has elected to create an Emergency Grant Funding Program. These funds are allotted for organizations needing operational assistance and/or programmatic funding as a result/in response to the pandemic. Grant amounts will be limited to $1,000 per organization during this cycle. Additional COVID grant funding may be made available should there be a need.

We are currently working through the processes of these funds and the applications; however, in the interim, we request that your organization complete a “Charity Needs Assessment” at to help us understand your organization’s operational and charitable support needs that you are currently experiencing or anticipate experiencing in the next 60 days.

We will notify you once we are ready to begin accepting applications and provide all pertinent information at that time. Please share this email with your respective boards and any organizations we may have missed.

Thank you for everything you do for our community. Together we are strong and together we can get through this!

Questions, contact Karl Pratt, board liaison, at

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.

Foundation Funds:

  • Cultivate Sheridan County Fund

The Fund was established in 2017  through a matching initiative provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.   Incoming donations into this endowment fund were eligible for a $1 for $1 match up to $50,000 during the designated Match Month.  The Hansen Foundation has pledged to continue this annual match challenge through 2021.

  • 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 ten rounds of $50,000 grants from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, with 12 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.  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. For criteria and application information, click here.

Click HERE to see a list of all grants awarded from January 2017 to April 2019.

  • 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.

  • SCCF Benefit Fund

This Fund supports any charitable cause to benefit residents in Sheridan County, Kansas and/or the communities within as determined by the SCCF Board of Directors.

  • 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.

  • Youth on the Move Fund

The Youth on the Move Fund has been established to offer opportunities to Sheridan County youth.

Match Month

During the month of November 2019, your donations to the Cultivate Sheridan County Fund were matched $1 for $1 by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation! Thanks for helping us exceed our goal!

Donations are accepted year-round for this fund by clicking HERE.

Other Information

Sheridan County Community Foundation Brochure
SCCF Benefits of Charitable Giving
Give the Gift of Grain
Purchase or Redeem a Giving Card

Blue BowNeed 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

Think about the future of your Sheridan County. Does it have what it needs to be a great place for generations to come? How can you make sure it does?

The answer is simple: Keep 5 in Kansas! By investing in Sheridan County through the Sheridan County Community Foundation, we’ll have permanent funding to support our schools, hospital, parks and nonprofits…for tomorrow’s residents.

To learn how you can Keep 5 in Sheridan County, visit