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USD 316 and Elks Lodge receive grants in August

The Sheridan County Community Foundation awarded two Dane G. Hansen Community Fund grants totaling $14,000.00 in the month of August.

Hoxie Elks Lodge members pictured include Les Sealock, Keith Caldwell and Dave Schamberger.

The Hoxie Elks Lodge in an application sponsored by the City of Hoxie received a $9,000.00 grant to assist in the purchase of new dining room chairs, bar stools, and tables at the Elks Lodge which is available for community events and activities.

USD 316 Golden Plains Elementary School received a $5,000.00 grant to assist in the purchase of iPads for the Pre-K program’s classroom stations.

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

USD 316 Pre-K students are pictured with teachers Elaine Koerperich and Nicole Schiltz and Sheridan County Community Foundation Board Liaison Karl Pratt.

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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