Affiliate Board

Christy Hammer / Mike Chaney, Co-Chairs
Lisa Walker, Vice Chair
Kim VanLaeys, Secretary
Kodi VanLaeys, Treasurer

Gabe Cox
Austin Hawkins
Virginia Popp

Contact Information

Wallace County Foundation
PO Box 471
Sharon Springs, KS 67758

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Wallace County Foundation

The Foundation became an Agency Foundation of Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation in August 2018 with select funds managed by GNWKCF.

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 12 rounds of $50,000 grants per year since 2015 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 Wallace 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 Wallace 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.

  • Wallace County Foundation Amusement Association Fund

This Fund was established to support the needs of the Wallace County home-owned carnival and fairground including projects and upkeep.

  • Wallace County Foundation Grant Project Fund

This Fund was established to support grant projects with the Wallace County Foundation as the host recipient that will bring benefit to Wallace County or any of the communities within.

  • Wallace County Foundation Unrestricted Fund

This Fund was established for unrestricted use that is seen as a charitable benefit within Wallace County, or within the communities of Sharon Springs, Wallace or Weskan.

  • Wallace County Hansen Endowment Fund

This Fund was established in 2018 through utilizing a matching campaign initiative offered through the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Incoming donations to this fund  during a designated match month are matched $1 to $1 by the Hansen Foundation through 2021. The Fund is available for donors to continually donate to throughout the year; building this endowment will allow local grant dollars to be utilized for projects and needs of Wallace County and the communities within for years to come.

Match Month

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

You can give to the community foundation anytime of year by clicking HERE.

Other Information

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