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Grant awarded from ‘Sheridan County Youth & Education Fund’

The Sheridan County Community Foundation awarded a $350.00 grant during its March funding cycle to the K-State Research and Extension Twin Creeks District in support of their Farm-2-Table Series after-school educational program.

The weekly after-school program, which has been underway with Hoxie Elementary School students in the 4th and 5th grades, is focused on educating students about the importance of agriculture. Topics have included “Agriculture All Around You, Soil & Its Importance, Livestock Production, Poultry Production, Dairy Production, Vegetable & Fruit Production, Crop Production, and The Food On Your Table.”

Participants enjoy a variety of hands-on learning activities as they explore the deeper meanings of agriculture and production practices during this 8-week program.

The Sheridan County Youth & Education Fund is an endowed fund that was established in 2022 to financially assist organizations and/or projects focused on youth and educational-related initiatives within Sheridan County, Kansas. Monies saved from past Give & Grow Sheridan County Match Day campaigns helped establish this fund as well as four additional Field of Interest Funds back in 2022.

For information regarding all of the Foundation’s existing funds, please visit Donors interested in contributing to any of the funds or establishing a new fund of their own are encouraged to contact SCCF Executive Director or 785-675-1240.

Area organizations can submit grant applications for their projects and activities online at for funding consideration. Application deadlines are the last day of each month for consideration during the Board of Directors' monthly meeting the following month.

Six categories are considered with making grants: 1) Education; 2) Health Care; 3) Community Social Services and Security; 4) Conservation and Environment; 5) Arts and Culture; and 6) Community Beautification.

To learn more and apply, visit

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 of Sheridan County residents, now and in the future. To learn more, contact Pratt at 785-675-1240,, or visit Connect with SCCF at

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