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.
2015 Grants Awarded: $64,063.00
$5,000.00, Sheridan County Hospital, Blood Bank Typing System to Assist in Transfusion Medicine
$4,995.05, Sheridan County Historical Society & Mickey's Museum, Photo preservation and storage project supplies
$4,760.00, Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, Inc, Interactive Touch Board and Handheld Technology for Training Persons with IDD
$5,000.00, Sheridan County Amusement Co., Upgrade air conditioning unit in a concession stand
$4,100.00, Hoxie Recreation, Ball Diamond Batting Cage and Accessories
$5,000.00, Hoxie Golf Club, Replacement of waterline
$4,176.00, Sheridan County Hospital Auxiliary, Two Inogen and one Oxygen Concentrator equipment
$2,800.00, Sheridan County Wellness Center, Sidewalk repairs to entryway
$5,000.00, Main Street Arts Council, Tables, shelves, easels and the performing rights to the summer production of "Annie" the musical.
$5,000.00, Hoxie Recreation, Storage building
$10,000.00, Sheridan County Health Complex, Hospital Bed Project
$3,929.00, Sheridan County Community Foundation, Sheridan County Match Day Funding
$1,017.95, Sheridan County Community Foundation, Sheridan County Match Day 2016
$3,285.00, 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 www.growsheridancounty.org/grants. You can also contact SCCF Board Liaison Karl Pratt at 785-675-1240, email@example.com.
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.