Our Programs & Initiatives

Be the change you want to see in the world. Do you want to make Sheridan County a better place for every member of the community? When it comes to making a positive change, SCCF provides a variety of charitable programs and initiatives for you to get involved with. We’re looking forward to having you involved.

Give & Grow Sheridan County

Match Day Campaign

Sheridan County is fortunate to have a number of area organizations whose programming and events enhance the lives of those living in not only the county but also the region. From the arts to sports and recreation, there is some kind of offering and activity for everyone.

SCCF sponsors the annual match day campaign in an effort to provide direct support to these organizations.

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Match Program

Match Month Campaign

Since 2016, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation has been offering a one-to-one "Match Month" challenge to area community foundations.


Local donations raised totaling $50,000 are matched $1 for $1 by the Hansen Foundation. In addition, community foundations that reach this goal also receive $20,000 for their operating endowment funds and $5,000 for immediate operating needs. These additional incentive gifts are helping our foundation to establish a strong operational footprint that will make us sustainable for years to come.

Funds raised from this campaign will be made available in the form of community grants in the future.

Strategic Doing Initiative

“Strategic Doing” is a term and practice which brings community members together to proactively work through the steps and processes of a specific project, for the betterment of the community.

Communities using the "Strategic Doing" process often find success thanks to its community-driven focus, a definition of action-items, milestones, and follow-up/accountability elements.

Past Strategic Doing projects in the county have included the Hoxie Grade School playground renovation, Hoxie Recreation Community Center, a community garden, and various upgrades to the hospital.

Current Strategic Doing projects

  • Technical/Equipment Upgrades to the Hoxie High School Auditorium

  • Wayfinder Signage around Hoxie

  • Pocket Park Project

  • Park Improvements

  • Hotel/Motel

  • Childcare research 

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Creating today and tomorrow's entrepreneurs!

The Sheridan County Community Foundation in coordination with Hoxie Comunity Schools and NetworkKansas facilitates the local Youth Entrepreneurship Program in which students participate in a curriculum focused on entrepreneurship and business development.

As part of the process, students develop a business concept and business plan (executive summary), then compete for prizes as well as advancement to the state competition.

Sheridan County Economic Development

Make an Impact in Sheridan County

In addition to his duties with the foundation, Board Liaison Karl Pratt, is working to assist the local business community through his active participation in the Hoxie Area Chamber of Commerce and connection with various economic and community development organizations.

A plethora of business resources including funding sources, training workshops, certifications, and other services are available to support businesses of all sizes. Be sure Pratt has your business email so you can stay up-to-date on these resources and more.