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.
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. Learn more about Kathy and her passions in life.
Selden Community Fund
This endowment Fund was established in 2021 to assist with projects and needs within the Selden community. The City of Selden board will provide oversight of this Fund. Donors may continue to make contributions and leave memorial donations that will provide grant funding for generations to come.