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Supporting the places we call home.

Supporting the places we call home.

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.

Putting our money where our communities are.

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.

Inaugural Believe in Local Campaign Provides $1 Million in Community Support

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!

Spreading good around.

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.

It’s about how much love we put into giving - We awarded the Life Stories Child and Family Advocacy in Greeley, CO a $2,500 grant for supporting abused and neglected children by advancing coordinated investigations, prosecution and victim services. We believe in the Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy because we #BelieveinLocal. #HappyHolidays

The greatest gift is being present in these moments - We awarded YouthWorks in Fargo, ND a $2,500 grant for providing Christ-centered mission trips and positive experiences for thousands of teenagers and Adult Leaders in communities across the U.S. Thank you, Youthworks, for all you do for our community. #BelieveinLocal #HappyHolidays

The true magic of the holidays is how we fill hearts with joy - We awarded Ophelia's Place in Eugene, OR a $2,500 grant for creating a safe space for community members to show up authentically and vulnerably with one another. We believe in Ophelia's Place because we #BelieveinLocal. #HappyHolidays

Leaving a little sparkle in the Omaha community - We awarded Completely Kids a $2,500 grant for educating and empowering children and families to create a connected, healthy, and safe community. Thank you, Completely KIDS, for all you do for our community! #BelieveinLocal #HappyHolidays

The best way to spread cheer - We awarded Wellspring Family Services in Seattle, WA a $2,500 grant for helping prevent homelessness. In addition to the Believe in Local grant, we also awarded $3,500 toward their annual Giving Together campaign and an additional $10,000 donation from the market—bringing the award grand total to $16,000. Last year, the organization assisted 2,888 families through housing services. We believe in Wellspring Family Services because we #BelieveinLocal. #HappyHolidays

Oh what fun! We awarded MentorKids in Scottsdale, AZ a $2,500 grant for investing in the lives of youth, and being determined to build leaders who build leaders. Thank you, MentorKids USA, for all you do for our community. #BelieveinLocal #HappyHolidays

Spreading joy in the Iowa City community - We awarded I'm Glad You Stayed a $2,500 grant for educating the public on real-time suicide prevention actions and resources to save the lives of those struggling with mental health and suicidal ideation. Thank you, I'm Glad You Stayed Project, for all you do for our community. #BelieveinLocal #HappyHolidays

In the spirit of the holidays, we are eager to announce the continued efforts of our Believe in Local grant campaign, holiday edition! In the upcoming weeks, 10 $2,500 grants will be delivered to local nonprofits across our 14-state region that provide invaluable services within the communities we call home. #BelieveinLocal #HappyHolidays

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.

4.9 Million Donated in 2021

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.

1039 Nonprofits Served

Among the 1,039 local nonprofit organizations we supported, two-thirds of them focused on poverty and served low-to-moderate income individuals.

Volunteer Match Program

First Interstate pays nonprofits for its employees’ volunteer hours through our volunteer match program, enriching charitable organizations with much-needed support and financial resources.

16.9k Hours Total
Volunteer Day 2021

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.

6.4k Volunteer Hours