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Three grants awarded in May 2021

The Sheridan County Hospital received a $7,500 grant. Pictured from L-R: Michael O’Dell, administrator; Michelle Foote, SCCF chair; Trisha Hageman, acute director of nursing; and Justine Wad, executive assistant.

The Sheridan County Community Foundation awarded three Dane G. Hansen Community Fund grants totaling $16,915.72 during its May 2021 meeting.

Recipients included the Sheridan County Hospital in the amount of $7,500.00 to be used in the purchase of materials and supplies for the remainder of the acute wing remodel project; the Hoxie Scout Troop 161 BSA in the amount of $915.72 to purchase solar spotlights which will be affixed to flags on display as part of their Community Flag Program; and USD 412 Hoxie Community Schools in the amount of $8,500.00 in support of the elementary school’s annual “Fun Day” event as well as equipment and supplies to be purchased for the physical education program.

Hoxie Scout Troop 161 BSA members receiving the $915.72 grant check are Kyra Reuber; Senior Patrol Leader Vivian Burmeister, Elyssa Rucker, and Scoutmaster Beverly Rucker.

SCCF reminds organizations to submit applications to for funding consideration by the first 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 enhances 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.

Miranda Scanlon, Hoxie Elementary School physical education teacher (USD 412), was presented with an $8,500.00 grant by Karl Pratt, SCCF board liaison, for the purchase of PE equipment and supplies as well as expenses related to the recent end-of-school-year “Fun Day” event in May.

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,, visit Connect with SCCF at

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