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Three grants awarded in May

The Sheridan County Community Foundation has awarded three Dane G. Hansen Community Fund grants totaling $7,919.11 during the May cycle.

High Point Advocacy and Resource Center, based in Colby, was awarded $1,500.00 to assist in the purchase of computer software to track the services provided and break down the demographics of their clients in the nine counties they serve which include Sheridan County. The organization is committed to ending the stigma of addiction by supporting people who have been affected negatively by addiction by providing evidence-based recovery services so their clients/participants can realize happy lives that reflect good overall health, safety, freedom, healthy relationships, and steady employment, which will help lead them into long-term recovery. To learn more, visit

A grant in the amount of $2,419.11 was awarded to Golden Plains Elementary School USD 316 to assist in the purchase of furniture and supplies for the Preschool Classroom to create designated learning areas such as a block area, art area, reading area, safe place/calm down space, dramatic play area, etc.

The Hoxie Recreation was granted $4,000.00 to purchase pull buoys, kickboards, and timing clocks which will allow for the hosting of swim meets and practices at the Hoxie Swimming Pool.

SCCF reminds organizations to submit applications to for funding consideration by the last day of each month (rolling deadline).

Six categories are considered with making grants; these include education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. To learn more and apply, visit

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 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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