COVID-19 Response Grant

The goal of the Custer County Foundation COVID-19 Response Grant is to provide
nonprofit organizations with flexible resources to address the impact of the COVID-19
public health crisis in our community, particularly to address immediate basic needs.

Yanagida Challenge Match

Double your treasure, double your fun!

The Custer County Foundation announced a sweet and exciting gift at the 15th Annual Gala & Auction held back in December. Roy and his family have generously donated $200,000 to the Custer County Foundation. In addition, Roy is challenging the Custer County Foundation, businesses, and individuals to raise an additional $100,000. Roy and his family will generously match every sweet donation to the Yanagida Challenge Match dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $100,000 in 2020! Chew on this: your donation is DOUBLED! This challenge match could potentially raise $400,000 or more!! This sweet opportunity will certainly help the Foundation continue to have a positive impact on Custer County.

We are happy to announce that over $40,000 has already been raised!!

Roy and his family want to ensure the Custer County Foundation can continue living up to our mission of meeting the present and future needs of the residents of Custer County. It is Roy’s vision to ensure that the Foundation continues to have a positive impact upon the youth and Custer County organizations well into the future.

Roy’s generous donation is an unrestricted gift, allowing maximum flexibility on how the dollars can be used. Some examples of projects supported by the Foundation in the past include:

* Flood relief efforts * Equipment for Volunteer Fire Departments * Improvements and programs for libraries throughout the county * Welders for Agriculture Education in schools * County wide backpack programs

Roy and the Custer County Foundation are asking you to join him in this challenge match. DOUBLE your donation, DOUBLE your impact. What a DOUBLE great feeling! As Roy would say, “you give with your heart” and it is the hope of the Yanagida family that you, too, will give from your heart. Join them in their effort to help secure the future of the Foundation and the life we love in Custer County.

Please help us capitalize on this generous gift by donating to the Yanagida Challenge match. Please download the donation card and return it with your donation. You can also donate from your smartphone by texting CCFMATCH to 44-321. This is a sweet opportunity to DOUBLE your donation!

Welcome to the Custer County Foundation

Vincent Van Gogh said “Great things are a series of small things brought together.” This couldn’t be more true of the Foundation’s efforts to build a strong community. It’s the consistency of what might be thought small efforts that create success. People working cooperatively have the opportunity to do things they never thought possible.

The Foundation’s steady growth is driven by the generosity, ideas and beliefs of donors that the Custer County Foundation can make a difference in the lives of the people who live and work in Custer County. The Foundation exists today because of past and present residents who have a strong desire to give back to the communities where they have lived, prospered, worked, and played. We serve the communities of Anselmo, Ansley, Arnold, Berwyn, Broken Bow, Callaway, Comstock, Mason City, Merna, Oconto, Sargent, and Westerville. Be a part of the Custer County Foundation.

The Foundation is the community’s savings account!

Become a Member of the Foundation!

No gift is too small! Accepting any size gift is what truly makes this a community foundation!

Latest News

Enjoy our 2019 Summer Newsletter.

2019 Gala Photos

Click the link below to view photos from the Gala & Auction!