The Sheridan County Community Foundation awarded five Dane G. Hansen Community Fund grants totaling $28,308.93 during the February and March cycles.
In February, the Main Street Arts Council received $5,000.00 to assist with their production of “Honk Jr” to be held this summer in Hoxie as part of their regional Main Street Summer Theater Festival.
Hoxie Community Schools USD 412 received two grants in March: $1,526.00 to help with the 5th and 6th Grade Field Trip to Smokey Hills Adventure Program located on the campus of Fort Hays State University, Hays, and $10,000.00 to assist with the school's daycare project in which they are applying to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to acquire a modular unit to be placed in Hoxie that will house a daycare business managed by the school.
The foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $1,782.93 to Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas Inc. for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at the Hoxie location.
An additional $10,000.00 has been awarded to the foundation itself as part of the Childcare Duplex Project in which the foundation plans to construct a duplex facility and rent the units to new, private childcare providers in an effort to help address the current and ongoing childcare needs of Sheridan County.
SCCF reminds organizations to submit applications to www.growsheridancounty.org/grants for funding consideration by the last 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 enhance 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.growsheridancounty.org. Connect with SCCF at www.facebook.com/sheridanccf.