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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…

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?

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.