Affiliate Board

Christy Hammer, Chair
Mike Chaney, Vice Chair
Virginia Popp, Secretary
Lindsey Bussen, Treasurer
Gabe Cox
Lisa Schemm
Stuart Smith
Lisa Walker

Alicia Lock Mattsen, Advisor

Contact Information

Natalie Cox, Program Coordinator
PO Box 471
Sharon Springs, KS 67758

(785) 821-4258

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WCF Strategic Doing

  • dates TBD

Group Topics Identified at Strategic Doing

Wallace County Foundation

The Foundation became an agency affiliate of Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation in August 2018.

Foundation Funds:

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

Wallace County is one of 26 counties in northwest Kansas that has been awarded two rounds of $50,000 grants per year since 2015 from the Dane G. Hansen 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 Wallace 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 Wallace County Strategic Doing Initiative.

Match Month

Thank you for your donations during the month of December 2018. Your donations to the Wallace County Endowment Fund were matched $1 for $1 by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation!  You can give to the community foundation anytime of year by clicking HERE.

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Give the Gift of Grain

Purchase or Redeem a Giving Card

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

We have an opportunity in Wallace County to turn our hopes for the future into reality!  If we capture a portion of the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next – even just 5% – by setting up endowments through the Wallace County Foundation, we could provide a permanent source of funding for our local organizations and causes that will greatly improve the lives of the residents of Wallace County.

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