The William Stretesky Foundation   |   306 Cedar Street   |   Julesburg, CO 80737   |   970.474.3466

In his Last Will and Testament, William Stretesky requested that a Private Foundation be created in his name to benefit Sedgwick County, CO and its  residents.  William Stretesky, a long-time resident of Sedgwick County, was an avid farmer.  He was single until the age of sixty-five and he had no children.  As his life progressed, the residents of Sedgwick County, CO became his extended family.  It may have been for this reason that he decided to leave the bulk of his estate in a Foundation with a primary goal to enhance and benefit the Sedgwick County Community and its residents.  To date, nearly one hundred percent of his agricultural real estate remains in the foundation, which fulfills the profound wish of William Stretesky.  Grant funds are generated through cash leasing the Foundation's real estate, which is located in Sedgwick and Phillips County, Colorado and Chase, Deuel, and Perkins County, Nebraska.

Objectives of The William Stretesky Foundation:

  1. To enhance Sedgwick County, Colorado by awarding Foundation funds to achieve this goal.
  2. To assist eligible institutions and entities in cooperatively working with other organizations to further the goal of County-wide improvements.
  3. To support projects beneficial to the County and its residents that are not adequately funded by other resources.
  4. To encourage economic growth and development within the County.
  5. To preserve the artistic, cultural and historical heritage of the County.

Grant Categories:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Medical & Emergency


Grant Summaries:

Click the “+” for each Grant Summary at right for detailed funding information on the latest fiscal periods.


Arts Centre


Sedgwick County

Fire and Rescue

Schools &





Sedgwick County



Sedgwick County

Health Center

Thompson Park



DePoorter Lake

Walking Path