Community Partnerships

One of the ways we proudly show our commitment to our communities is by sponsoring special events, community programs, and by partnering with nonprofit organizations.

Our partnerships encompass many types of organizations that support a wide array of community needs. They include business and professional associations, as well as organizations that provide support in the arts, education, and economic development and social services areas.

Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley

Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley and over 1400 volunteers put their faith into action to provide meals, shelter, and a safe, non-judgmental environment for families experiencing homelessness. Their volunteer congregation "hosts" take turns on a weekly rotating basis providing hospitality and basic needs to our homeless guests. Every family receives intensive case management support, mentoring, and guidance while they look for jobs and housing. The Family Promise program is about compassion and accountability.

United Way of the Black Hills

The mission of United Way of the Black Hills is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another in our community. United Way covers a wide variety of community services that benefit local residents from youth to senior citizens. United Way has developed a strong commitment to ensuring that quality services are available when they are needed. We serve as a critical source of funding to 32 agencies that provide services to our community.

Children’s Learning Center

Children’s Learning Center improves the well-being of young children by providing NAEYC accredited childcare, early education programs, and intervention services for low income, at-risk, and special needs children. The goal is to join with families in the education of their children. Together we create a community of learners in a supportive, nurturing environment that values our diversity and celebrates our differences. Early Head Start (EHS) promotes healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, enhances the development of very young children, and helps families become productive and successful.

In 2015, First Interstate Bank provided over $44.9 million in loans to community and economic development programs that benefit low- to moderate-income families across our service area.