List of Funds
A fund is a separate trust with its own donors and philanthropic purpose. The funds held by the Sheridan County Community Foundation are invested with the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation (GNWKCF); however, donors may designate a different investment entity.
Establishing a Fund with us is a simple process. Our staff is committed to helping donors meet their charitable interests through the exploration of charitable giving vehicles, determining the appropriate fund type, or assisting with planned giving techniques.
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
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 GNWKCF.
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 with a rolling deadline of the 1st of each month.
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.
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 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.