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  • Using your IRA for Tax-Saving Charitable Gifts

    The Custer County Foundation can help turn your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) into tax-saving charitable gifts. Extended tax benefits allow more people to experience the joy of giving during their lifetime.A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a distribution from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that allows taxpayers who are over the age of 70½ to give up to $100,000 directly to a non-profit organization without having to count the distribution as taxable income. You ...  Read More...

  • Scholarship Application Deadline February 1st

    Custer County, NE) The deadline to submit scholarship applications for the Custer County Foundation is approaching. All applications are due to the Foundation by February 1, 2017.The Foundation manages 65 scholarship funds and awards over $70,000 in scholarships annually. To view all of the scholarships available and download application forms, go to the Foundation's website:  www.custercountyfoundation.org.The Custer County Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth and education.   Read More...

  • Custer County Foundation raises over $122,000 at 12th Annual Gala & Auction

    The Custer County Foundation held its 12th Annual Gala & Auction on Saturday, December 10th at the One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow. By raising over $122,000, the evening was deemed a success! The Foundation sincerely appreciates the generosity of the many businesses and individuals throughout Custer County.   Read More...

  • Deadline for Grant Application Fast Approaching

    (Custer County, NE) The deadline to submit grant applications to the Custer County Foundation is October 31, 2016.The goal of the Custer County Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Custer County area by supporting the needs of the communities. Any nonprofit organization that falls under the guidelines of the Foundation’s grant policy can apply for a grant from the Foundation. Funds are usually granted in the areas of civic, culture, health, education, environment and social ...  Read More...

  • Newsletter Photo Contest Rules

    Send your favorite Custer County photo to custerfoundation@msn.comPhoto should showcase Custer County scenery, both landscape and close up shots will be considered, photo must be horizontal. Photos with people will not be considered unless written consent from all parties appearing in the photo is included with submission. Include your name, email address & phone number. Put “Summer Newsletter Photo Contest” in the subject line. Winner will get their photo publishe...  Read More...

  • Are You a Philanthropist?

    By Executive Director Lindsay DivanA few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a fundraising class, while at class the instructor asked, by a show of hands who considered themselves to be a philanthropist? No hands went up, a room full of nonprofit professionals and no philanthropists, what is wrong with this scenario? We all agreed that we volunteer our time and donate monetarily, then why didn’t we see ourselves as philanthropists?   Read More...

  • What Is the Custer County Foundation?

    By Executive Director Lindsay DivanI absolutely love it when people ask me what exactly is the Custer County Foundation.  I love this question for a couple reasons.  First of all, the Foundation is probably one of my favorite topics and any opportunity to talk about it is exciting--especially when someone else brings it up.   Read More...

  • Foundation Announces Spring Grant Awards

    The Custer County Foundation reviewed grant requests for the period ending April 30, 2016 and is awarding a total of $54,597 to 23 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 increase the amount of funds granted out each...  Read More...

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