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$17,100 in grants awarded to area organizations in January

By Karl Pratt, board liaison, Sheridan County Community Foundation

Two area organizations have received Hansen Community Fund grants, administered by the Sheridan County Community Foundation, during the month of January 2021.

Receiving grants are the Hoxie Gun Club in the amount of $7,100 to assist with the upgrades to their main trap thrower equipment at their shooting facility on the north edge of town and USD 412 Hoxie Community Schools in the amount of $10,000 to assist with the Phase 1 upgrades to the video and sound equipment at the high school auditorium as part of the ongoing Strategic Doing project.

SCCF reminds organizations to submit applications to for funding consideration by the first day of each month (rolling deadline).

Six categories are considered with making grants.

  • Education: Enhances the learning environment and expands opportunities for students. Provides increased self-reliance on personal life skills and workforce capability.

  • Health Care: Ensures access to quality health care services and promotes healthy life practices.

  • Community Social Services & Security: Enhance access to social services needed for individuals of special needs and supports systems to provide community disaster relief and general community emergencies.

  • Conservation & Environment: Support efforts to improve and maintain high air and water quality, appreciation for our natural environment and enhances economic and social benefits of outdoor resources.

  • Arts & Culture: Provide cultural and artistic opportunities to enhance the quality of life for residents and to encourage tourism and the exchange of ideas.

  • Community Beautification: Support efforts to improve and maintain public spaces to enhance community pride and encourage socialization among residents.

Organizations are encouraged to contact Pratt with questions related to the online application process.

SCCF is an affiliate of the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation based in Bird City. The foundation seeks to encourage, prudently manage, and distribute charitable contributions to improve the quality of life in Sheridan County residents, now and in the future. To learn more, contact Pratt at 785-675-1240,, visit Connect with SCCF at

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