Welcome to the Sandhills Area Foundation

The Sandhills Area Foundation (SAF) is a public charity whose mission is to financially support area development and to accept and administer funds that meet the present and future needs of Cherry County residents. Our purpose is to provide funding for scholarships, as well as social, charitable and educational projects that encourage community involvement and promote charitable giving. 

SAF relies heavily on memberships, donations and the annual fundraiser to meet the needs of Cherry County. Please join us and take pride in knowing that you are part of improving the quality of life in Cherry County. 

Together we are making a difference! 
2021 Grant Recipients

$4000--Valentine Community Schools for protective gym floor covering  


$41,185 in 2020

$404,000 since 1998


Gregg Perrett, President

Kim Marlatt, Vice-President

Katie O'Kief, Secretary

Sheila Wheeler, Treasurer

Talia Benson

Steve Brown

Chris Douglas

Mark Johnson

Duane Kime

Steve Koinzan

Rob Lee

Monty Neiffer

Kimberly Johnson,

Executive Director


Received 117 applications

Winners will be

announced in May.








45 scholarships awarded

$69,500 in 2020

$667,000 since 1998

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