Application Process

Step 1

Send a Letter of Inquiry and the following Grant Application to your local First Interstate Bank branch location.

Step 2

Additional information will be required for grants over $1,000 including: staff list, financials, and two most recent 990s (tax returns).

Step 3

The local First Interstate branch will review your application. The branch will send you an award or declination letter. If your program fits with the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation guidelines, the local branch may contact the Foundation for possible matching funds.

Step 4

The Foundation will review the proposal along with the branch's recommendations. If any additional information is required you will be contacted. After complete review, an award letter or declination letter will be sent by the Foundation.

Contact Information

  • Mailing Address
    First Interstate
    BancSystem Foundation
    PO Box 7113
    Billings, MT 59103-7113
  • Phone:(406) 255-5393

2014 Total Company Giving:

as of December 31, 2014

$2,555,524

Employee Gift Match:
$436,459
Employee Volunteer Match:
$89,815
Foundation Grants:
$861,610
Branch Donation:
$1,167,640