Affiliate Board

Cora A. House

Dale Schields

Kris Yost

Melanie Daise

Jeff Bhend
Jessica Cole
Jeff Deeds
Ron Schilling


Stephanie Kling, Administrative Assistant

Contact Information

Sherman County Community Foundation
PO Box 888
Goodland, KS 67735
785-734-2406 (GNWKCF – Phone)
785-734-2412 (GNWKCF – Fax)

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Sherman 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 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.

Grants Funded by Sherman County Community Foundation

Foundation Funds:

  • 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, replacing the bleachers and seating within the Max Jones Field House, was a large project of the Sherman County Community Foundation and Black and Gold Booster Club Fund.  Lighting and signage were replaced as well; an added enhancement to their wonderful facility.

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  • Brianna Linin Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Brianna Linin Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to fund a scholarship, in memory of Brianna Linin, a 5 year old girl who had a huge heart and a big smile; she lost her fight to cancer.  This scholarship fund began awarding to its first recipients in the year 2017, Brianna’s classmates.

  • Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund for Sherman County

To date, Sherman County is one of 26 counties in northwest Kansas that has been awarded 12 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 Sherman 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 Sherman 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.

  • Sherman County Community Foundation Endowment Fund

Thanks to generous “matching” opportunities provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation the past few years, Sherman County Community Foundation has been able to establish and build this endowment fund that will continue to benefit Sherman County projects “forever” through grant funding.

  • 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.

Match Month – “Sherman County Shares”

Your donations to the Sherman County Community Foundation Endowment Fund in the month of December 2019 were matched by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation up to their $50,000 commitment!  Thanks for helping us exceed our goal and growing our opportunities for Sherman County benefit!

To donate anytime of year, click HERE.

Other Information

PHOTO GALLERY  – This photo gallery shows some of the projects funded to date on behalf of the Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund for the benefit of Sherman County.

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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