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Foundation to host “GivingTuesday” day of giving Nov. 30; Five new grant funds to be established in


In support of local charitable organizations, the Sheridan County Community Foundation is excited to announce its participation in the worldwide philanthropic movement known as “GivingTuesday,” to be held Tuesday, Nov. 30.


SCCF will offer an opportunity for donors to make donations to their favorite organization(s) on GivingTuesday (Nov. 30) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bottle KAP Studios, 721 Main St, in Hoxie.


What is GivingTuesday?

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity around the globe. GivingTuesday’s global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life.


There are no project requirements for organizations to participate in the local GivingTuesday initiative. Instead, all known area organizations will automatically be added to the list for donors to support. The list currently includes the following organizations:

  • All Stars for Jesus (Christ Community Church)

  • Christ Community Church Youth Group

  • City of Hoxie

  • City of Selden

  • Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas

  • Golden Plains Elementary School USD 316

  • Hoxie Area Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry

  • Hoxie Boy Scouts

  • Hoxie Community Schools USD 412

  • Hoxie Elks Lodge 2415

  • Hoxie FFA Alumni

  • Hoxie Golf Club

  • Hoxie Masonic Lodge #348

  • Hoxie Recreation

  • Hoxie Swap Shop

  • Hoxie United Methodist Connect On Wednesdays

  • Indian Pride Booster Club

  • Kenoxie Archives & Museum

  • Main Street Arts Council

  • SCHS/HHS Alumni Association

  • Scouts BSA Troop 161

  • Sheridan County Amusement Company Inc

  • Sheridan County Area Agency on Aging

  • Sheridan County Benefit Walk

  • Sheridan County Community Foundation

  • Sheridan County Economic Development Corporation

  • Sheridan County EMS

  • Sheridan County Fair Board

  • Sheridan County Historical Society and Mickey's Museum

  • Sheridan County Hospital

  • Sheridan County Hospital Auxiliary

  • Sheridan County Public Library

  • Sheridan County Wellness Center

  • St. Frances Cabrini Hoxie CYO/Jr CYO

  • St. Paul Angelus CYO


Any additional organizations wishing to be added (or removed) to the list are asked to contact SCCF Board Liaison Karl Pratt at 785-675-1240, or karlpratt.sccf@gmail.com by Monday, Nov. 29.


Furthermore, the foundation is pleased to announce that the efforts of past Give & Grow Sheridan County Match Day efforts have resulted in the development of five new endowed “Field of Interest” grant funds which will be available for grant applications beginning in 2022.


Grants awarded from the field of interest funds will be required for the benefit of residents in Sheridan County as related to Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, and Youth & Education. Additional funds benefitting the Hoxie Community and Selden Community will also be available. Specific grant criteria, application information and deadlines will be announced in the new year.


These are the first new grant funds established by SCCF outside of the locally managed Dane G. Hansen Community Fund which has granted more than $620,000 since 2015.


Donors interested in establishing endowment funds of their own are encouraged to contact SCCF for more information. A variety of fund types and options are available to assist donors with their philanthropic wishes.


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 www.growsheridancounty.org. Connect with SCCF at www.facebook.com/sheridanccf.

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