Employee volunteerism. Community-improving initiatives. And investing in local nonprofits through our First Interstate Foundation. Check, check, and check. These are but a few of the many ways we’re supporting the people and places we serve across our 14-state region.
Want to learn more about how we’re making good happen in our local communities? Read on.
When you’re from a place and truly believe in it, you can’t help but want to invest in it. Our latest investment? 40 grants for $25,000 each (totaling $1,000,000!) delivered to local nonprofits providing invaluable services within the communities we call home.
In just over two months, First Interstate Bank, in partnership with the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, awarded $1 million in grants as part of our Believe in Local campaign. Employee nominations helped us identify 40 impactful nonprofit organizations across First Interstate's 14-state footprint. Each received a $25,000 gift to further their mission on behalf of First Interstate Bank. Check out this video for highlights from this year’s campaign!
For every community, a different need. Whether it's helping to refill depleted food banks, removing trash from favorite beaches, or funding well-deserving local non profits, we're here to support our neighbors in the ways that work for them.
See our commitment at-a-glance.
Service to community has been at the core of our business for over 50 years — and we’re proud to see how it adds up every year. Check out some of 2021’s highlights below — and click here to see our full 2021 Community Scorecard.
First Interstate Bank commits 2% of its Net Income Before Taxes annually to charitable giving. In 2021, we donated $4.9 million to help make a difference in our communities.
Among the 1,039 local nonprofit organizations we supported, two-thirds of them focused on poverty and served low-to-moderate income individuals.
First Interstate pays nonprofits for its employees’ volunteer hours through our volunteer match program, enriching charitable organizations with much-needed support and financial resources.
Throughout what was certainly a challenging year, our employees showed great creativity and adaptability. The result? Safe volunteer opportunities and another big year of community giving.