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Two grants awarded in July 2021

The Sheridan County Community Foundation awarded two Dane G. Hansen Community Fund grants totaling $15,500.00 in the month of July.

Sheridan County Amusement Co. board members pictured include Mitch Moss and Ellen Pratt.

The Sheridan County Amusement Company received a $10,000.00 grant to assist with the expenses incurred due to safety precautions for the 2021 Hoxie Carnival held July 22-24.

USD 316 Golden Plains Elementary School received a $5,500.00 grant to purchase science kits for students to use in conjunction with the new science curriculum the school will be implementing during the 2021-2022 school year.

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

SCCF Board Liaison Karl Pratt is pictured with Golden Plains Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Amy Patmon. Not pictured: Megan Gaede, 4th-grade teacher, who assisted in the grant application.

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.

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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