Foundation Funds

Cheyenne County Impact Fund

In December 2016, the Cheyenne County Impact Fund was established through a matching initiative provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Incoming donations into this endowment fund were eligible for a $1 for $1 match up to $50,000 during the month of December in 2016.  In December 2017, incoming donations were once again matched $1 to $1 up to $50,000 by the Hansen Foundation, and an additional match of $1 to $1 up to $45,000 was offered by Stanion Wholesale Electric Company / the Bill and Cindy Keller Family.  Annual matching campaigns will continue through 2021 to build this endowment fund. As this fund grows, the interest will be used to fund projects throughout Cheyenne County.

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund for Cheyenne County

To date, Cheyenne County is one of 26 counties in northwest Kansas that has been awarded six rounds of $50,000 grants from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, with ten of those county funds established through the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation. This grant fund was established in March 2015 to allow qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations; or educational, governmental or religious institutes per IRS, to apply for funding assistance for projects intended for Cheyenne County benefit. Qualifying entities may apply online; grants are awarded through a competitive application process. For criteria and application information, click here; also found on the Grants and Scholarships tab.  The Hansen Foundation has guaranteed additional rounds of funding to continue through 2021, providing continual county-wide participation in the Cheyenne County Strategic Doing Initiative.

Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund

This Fund supports any charitable cause to benefit residents in Cheyenne County, Kansas and/or the communities within.

St. Francis New Generation Fund

This Fund mirrors the previous New Generation Fund, Inc. as an endowment fund. Therefore, only the earnings (no principal) from this fund can be spent for charitable purposes for the betterment of Cheyenne County. Currently, the goal is to spend the earnings at the rate of 5% of the average 3-year-end Fund balance. A portion of the earnings may also be utilized for necessary expenses to educate and promote the work of the Fund.

St. Francis Educational Foundation Fund

This Fund is established for the benefit of the USD 297 school district. The annual net income from the Fund will be distributed to St. Francis USD 297. Net income shall be defined as an amount that shall be computed annually based upon the current spending policy of the Community Foundation (currently 5% of the average past three year-end Fund balances). Such net income may be distributed in May or June each year, that is, toward the end of the school district’s Fiscal Year (which ends on June 30 each year). If any portion of the net income is not distributed in a particular Fiscal Year (July 1-June 30), the undistributed net income for such year shall be added to principal.

NWKS Healthy Community Initiative II Fund

Cheyenne County Village Fund

Cheyenne County KS Community Foundation Operating Fund

Cheyenne County Amusement Authority Fund

Cheyenne County KS Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund

Create Your Own Living Legacy / Donor Advised Fund

Contact us to discuss how you can establish a new foundation fund to benefit Cheyenne County.