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A look back at the grants awarded in 2016

Through the incredible generosity of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, our local Sheridan County Community Foundation has been able to award $620,700 in grants to organizations with projects, events and activities benefitting Sheridan County since 2015.

Since that time, the Hansen Foundation has been awarding $100,000 to the SCCF to distribute annually as long as SCCF continues to participate in several Hansen-sponsored initiatives including the Strategic Doing process to assist in project development and completion, the annual Match Month Challenge and other initiatives.

According to the Hansen Foundation’s website:

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation works with regional foundations Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation (GNWKCF), Bird City, and the Greater Salina Community Foundation (GSCF), Salina, to assist in the distribution of grants through individual countywide community foundations throughout the Hansen Foundation’s 26-county service area.

Funds supplied by the Hansen Foundation are distributed equally among the 26 counties. Administration assistance is provided by the host foundations.

Beginning in 2014 and continuing through 2021, the Hansen Foundation has distributed $100,000 a year to each of the 26 counties. Beginning in 2022, the pass-through grant funds will be reduced to $50,000 each year in conjunction with the announcement of new funding opportunities for the countywide community foundations through the matching initiative.

It goes without saying that we are very fortunate to be a part of the Hansen Foundation’s service area, truly reaping the benefit of their amazing investment in the area.

Over the next several weeks, we would like to highlight all grants given to date from the Dane G. Hansen Community Fund administered by our local foundation.

2016 Grants Awarded: $105,1653.00

$4,796.00, Angelus Knights of Columbus, New trap thrower for the Knights of Columbus trap shoots

$4,058.40, Sheridan County Historical Society and Mickey's Museum, New copy machine

$10,000.00, Sheridan County Fair Board, Remodel kitchen at the 4H building

$5,450.00, Sheridan County Wellness Center, New cardio equipment

$1,393.45, Angelus Knights of Columbus, Defibrillator

$5,000.00, Hoxie Golf Club, Concrete repairs on the cart path

$4,500.00, City of Hoxie, Automatic pool vacuum

$8,900.00, City of Selden, Selden Community Park improvements (Border replacement, picnic tables and trash receptacles)

$6,000.00, Hoxie Lions Club, Covered Picnic Tables for community events

$6,000.00, Sheridan County Amusement Co., Chain link fence for carnival grounds safety improvements

$7,500.00, Sheridan County Hospital, Computer on wheels for nursing use

$5,000.00, Miracle Rides Therapeutic Riding Center, Horse Shelter

$7,850.00, Sheridan County Public Health, Paint, Flooring & Doorway

$3,000.00, Hoxie Recreation, Ball Diamonds Shade Structures

$10,000.00, Sheridan County Community Foundation, Sheridan County Match Day Funding

$6,000.00, Sheridan County Community Foundation, Sheridan County Match Day Funding

$8,200.00, City of Hoxie, New bathroom at Buffalo Bill Park

$1,517.15, Sheridan County Community Foundation, Sheridan County Match Day Funding

As a reminder, applications for these grants are accepted on a rolling deadline of the first of every month. They are reviewed at the SCCF’s monthly meeting and notifications are sent out usually mid-month.

For more information and to apply, visit You can also contact SCCF Board Liaison Karl Pratt at 785-675-1240,

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, visit Connect with SCCF at

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