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Foundation receives $12,000 grant

March 5, 2012

Pictured, front row from left, Karen Evans, Kathy Salts, Nancy Harrold, Jessye Goertz, Dianna Whitesel; row two, Roxie Meyer, Kristin Slagle, Darlene Hackett, Linda Schweitzer, Dona Lawson, Connie Adams; row three Scott Harvey and Ron Meyer.

The Custer County Foundation, Inc. was recently awarded a $12,000 emergency human needs grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation. The grant dollars will be put to immediate use by being re-allocated to local nonprofit organizations that can meet emergency food, utility and housing needs in Custer County.

According to a letter received from the Peter Kiewit Foundation, "Our Trustees are heartened to know that agencies like yours are able to assist our fellow Nebraskans when they are most in need."

"We are proud to partner with the Peter Kiewit Foundation once again to facilitate this grant. Custer County is fortunate to have top notch organizations that stand ready and willing to assist individuals with emergency food and energy assistance," stated Lisa Bell, Executive Director of the Custer County Foundation.

Friday morning, 10 organizations gathered at the Custer County Foundation office to receive their grant award. Organizations receiving grants include Broken Bow Ministerial Association, Broken Bow Food Pantry, Bulldog Education Foundation for the Backpack Program in Sargent, Callaway Food Pantry, Callaway Ministerial Association, Central Nebraska Community Services, Comstock Senior Center, Prairie Pioneer Center, Taylor Food Pantry, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Custer County for the Backpack Program in Broken Bow.

The Custer County Foundation, Inc. is a non profit community trust which is structured to seek out, receive and administer funds to meet the present and future needs of the residents of Custer County. The funds are administered in the areas of health, arts and culture, social welfare, environment, education and civics. If you would like more information on the foundation or ways you can assist your home community, please call the office at (308) 872-2232 or check out the website at

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