Custer County Foundation Announces Fall Grant Recipients

CUSTER COUNTY – The Custer County Foundation reviewed grant requests for the period ending October 31, 2022 and they are awarding a total of $42,100 to 11 Custer County organizations and a $1,000 scholarship to a non-traditional student.

“It’s always an exciting time when we get to announce our grant recipients,” said Lindsay Cook, Executive Director of the Foundation.  “The generous support we receive from our donors through our annual Gala & Auction 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 Food Pantry – $3,750: To help with supplies for the food pantry and backpack programs.

Ansley Township Library – $4,000: To help replace carpet in the library.

Arnold Community Foundation Fund – $4,500: To help with the downtown renovation project.

Arnold Public Schools – $5,000: To help with the greenhouse project.

Broken Bow Area Rotary – $2,000: To help with Truckers Against Trafficking educational trailer.

Comstock Community Garden – $300: To help with the garden in Comstock.

Custer County Diamond Youth Organization – $3,250: To help with a backstop at Tyke Arnold field.

Finch Memorial Library – $4,000: To help with library renovations.

Mason City Rural Fire Protection – $10,000: To help upgrade to a new grass rig.

Merna Volunteer Fire Department – $2,400: To help purchase AED’s so all their fire trucks are equipped with one.

Spartan Youth Foundation – $2,900: To help purchase a pitching machine.

The next grant application period ends April 30, 2023.  Applications may be accessed online here.

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.