Custer County Foundation Awards $43,300 To Local Organizations

The Custer County Foundation reviewed grant requests for the period ending April 30, 2019 and is awarding a total of $43,300 to 12 Custer County organizations.

“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 continue to have a county wide impact through the grants we are able to award.”

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

Ansley Rural Fire Protection District #1: $1,600 to help purchase protective gear.

Broken Bow Area Rotary: $3,500 to help with the implementation of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).

Broken Bow Junior Golf: $1,300 to help supply Starting New at Golf kits.

Broken Bow Library Foundation: $1,000 to help with the summer reading program.

Broken Bow Public Schools: $5,000 to help provide STEM related equipment for the STEM focused library remodel.

Callaway Public Schools: $1,500 to help purchase welders for Agriculture Education.

Callaway Rural Fire Board: $10,000 to help purchase a pumper/tanker truck.

Custer County Ag Society: $10,000 to help with the addition of the park restrooms at the fairgrounds.

Custer County Diamond Youth Organization: $4,000 to help install protective overhead dugout coverings at Melham Complex.

Custer County Economic Development Corporation: $2,500 to help develop a workforce development webpage for the CAPS program.

Diaper Depot: $1,000 to help provide diapers and wipes.

Merna Heritage Days: $1,900 to provide equipment and supplies for Merna Heritage Days.

The next grant application period ends October 31, 2019. 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.