Custer Co. Foundation Awards more than $22,000 in Spring Grants

Custer Co. Foundation Awards more than $22,000 in Spring Grants
Custer County Foundation presents check to Broken Bow Music Boosters on May 18.

CUSTER COUNTY–The Custer County Foundation reviewed grant requests for the period ending April 30, 2018 and is awarding a total of $22,000 to nine Custer County organizations and one $250 scholarship to a non-traditional student.

“It’s always an exciting time when we get to announce our grant recipients,” said Lindsay Divan, Executive Director of the Foundation. “The generous support we receive from our donors through our annual Gala & Auction in December enables the Foundation to support local nonprofits through our grant program.”

The Foundation Grants committee recommended, and the Board of Directors approved, the following awards:

Anselmo-Merna Youth Wrestling Club: $2,000 to help purchase a wrestling mat.

Broken Bow Elks Lodge: $4,500 to help purchase picnic tables for the new picnic shelter at the Custer County fairgrounds.

Broken Bow Music Boosters: $5,000 to go toward new band uniforms.

Callaway Community Foundation: $1,000 to assist with costs associated with a new sidewalk.

Central Plains Center for Services: $2,000 to help fund activities for the Super Kids Club Summer Program.

City of Ansley: $3,000 to help with a handicapped accessible approach at the park.

Spartan VIP Club: $500 to assist with a family fun day during Muddy Creek Celebration.

TeamMates of Callaway: $1,500 to help with costs associated with starting a new TeamMates chapter in Callaway.

The Comstock Den: $2,500 to replace the center front window in the senior center.

The next grant application period ends October 31, 2018. Applications may be accessed online at

The mission of the Custer County Foundation is to seek out, receive, and administer funds to meet the present and future needs of the residents of Custer County. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible. Call the Foundation at 308-872-2232 for more information.