Grant Awards

Community Development Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide services to low and moderate income (LMI) individuals and communities across our territory. Below is the current list of these grants and the organization to which they were awarded. You may navigate the results by clicking on the appropriate column head to sort or use the search field to filter the results by your entry.


Foundation 2014 Awarded Grants

City State Organization Amt
Hardin MT Big Horn County Council on Aging $4,000.00
Casper WY Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming $10,000.00
Lander WY City of Lander $1,900.00
Gillette WY Council of Community Services $3,000.00
Crazy Horse SD Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation $250.00
Crazy Horse SD Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation $250.00
Kalispell MT Flathead Youth Home $250.00
Sheridan WY The Food Group $600.00
Spearfish SD Good Shepherd Clinic $500.00
Sioux Falls SD Junior Achievement $550.00
Miles City MT Miles City Youth Hockey Association $2,500.00
Bozeman MT Montana Council Economic Education $1,000.00
Helena MT Montana Nonprofit Association $5,000.00
Billings MT Native American Development Corporation $9,700.00
Casper WY Platte River Parkway Trust $3,000.00
Kalispell MT A Ray of Hope $250.00
Spearfish SD Realtors For Kids, Inc $500.00
Sheridan WY Sheridan on Skates $5,000.00
Spearfish SD Spearfish Community Food Pantry $500.00
Sturgis SD Sturgis Chamber Charitable Foundation $5,000.00
Bozeman MT Thrive $5,000.00
Rapid City SD United Way of the Black Hills $1,000.00
Spearfish SD Western Hills Humane Society $250.00
Casper WY Wyoming Medical Center Foundation $1,500.00
Missoula MT Child Development Center $500.00
Jackson WY Community Foundation of Jackson Hole $25,000.00
Missoula MT Five Valleys Land Trust $2,500.00
Missoula MT Greater Missoula Family YMCA $250.00
Missoula MT Missoula Children's Theatre $10,000.00
Missoula MT Missoula Developmental Service Corp. $1,250.00
Missoula MT Missoula Food Bank $1,000.00
Missoula MT Poverello Center, Inc. $1,500.00
Great Falls MT Special Olympics Montana $2,794.00
Helena MT United Way of Lewis & Clark County, Inc. $3,000.00
Missoula MT University of Montana Foundation $2,500.00
Missoula MT Vital Ground Foundation $1,000.00
Helena MT West Mont Independent Support Services, Inc. $5,000.00
Helena MT Governor's Office of Community Service $3,000.00
Helena MT Governor's Office of Community Service $500.00
Buffalo WY Arts Along the Bighorns $2,500.00
Buffalo WY Bread for Life Food Panty $1,000.00
Buffalo WY Johnson County Family YMCA $1,500.00
Lame Deer MT Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation $200.00
Lame Deer MT Cheyenne Children Services $250.00
Colstrip MT Colstrip Food Bank $250.00
Bozeman MT Hopa Mountain, Inc. $250.00
Great Falls MT Neighborworks Montana $10,000.00
Lame Deer MT People's Partners for Community Development $250.00
Colstrip MT Quality of Life $250.00
Colstrip MT Schoolhouse History and Art Center $250.00
Spearfish SD Black Hills Christian Academy $300.00
Spearfish SD Black Hills State University Foundation $250.00
Spearfish SD Booth Society Inc. $250.00
Kalispell MT Boys & Girls Club of Glacier County $400.00
Gillette WY Campbell County Healthcare Foundation $3,000.00
Spearfish SD CASA of the Northern Hills $500.00
Bigfork MT Child Bridge Inc $250.00
Hamilton MT Daly Hospital Foundation $1,083.33
Great Falls MT Great Falls Pre- Release Center $500.00
Sioux Falls SD Junior Achievement $550.00
Kalispell MT Kalispell Public Schools - Graduation Matters $1,000.00
Kalispell MT Kalispell Public Schools - Heart Locker $300.00
Livingston MT Livingston Health Care Foundation $12,500.00
Gillette WY North East Wyoming Economic Development Foundation $5,000.00
Spearfish SD Bella Pregnancy Resource Center $500.00
Kalispell MT Tamarack Grief Resource Center $250.00
Spearfish SD Victims of Violence Intervention Program, Inc $500.00
Gillette WY Boys & Girls Club of Campbell County $2,500.00
Cheyenne WY Cheyenne Community Aim Foundation $250.00
Gillette WY Girl Scouts of Montana & Wyoming $625.00
Great Falls MT Great Falls Development Authority $3,750.00
Great Falls MT Great Falls Public Library Foundation $500.00
Great Falls MT Great Falls Public Schools Foundation $2,500.00
Bozeman MT Greater Gallatin United Way $1,615.00
Laramie WY Hospice of Laramie $5,000.00
Gillette WY Personal Frontiers, Inc. $500.00
Spearfish SD Realtors For Kids, Inc $250.00
Enning SD Rural Meade Ambulance Service $250.00
Kalispell MT Samaritan House Inc. $250.00
Colstrip MT Southeastern Montana Development Corporation $500.00
Union Center SD Enning Fire Department $250.00
Great Falls MT United Way of Cascade County $5,702.00
Missoula MT United Way of Missoula County $6,500.00
Laramie WY University of Wyoming Foundation $2,500.00
Miles City MT Miles Community College Foundation $65,000.00
Casper WY The Science Zone $500.00
Riverton WY Fremont County Group Homes, Inc. $800.00
Kalispell MT Lighthouse Christian Home $250.00
Deadwood SD Neighborworks Dakota Home Resources $1,500.00
Deadwood SD Neighborworks Dakota Home Resources $500.00
Deadwood SD Neighborworks Dakota Home Resources $5,000.00
Ovando MT Blackfoot Challenge $500.00
Missoula MT Missoula Community Foundation $1,000.00
Missoula MT Montana Down Syndrome Association $500.00
Missoula MT Open Aids Alliance $500.00
Florence MT Raptors of the Rockies $250.00
Missoula MT Youth Homes $1,250.00
Cheyenne WY Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne $5,000.00
Red Lodge MT Carbon County Historical Society $500.00
Riverton WY Help for Health Hospice $1,000.00
Cheyenne WY Magic City Enterprises $500.00
Riverton WY Paws for Life Animal League $3,000.00
Polson MT Polson Community Development Agency $500.00
Polson MT Polson School District $792.00
Colstrip MT Southeastern Montana Development Corporation $1,000.00
Sheridan WY Wyo Theater $3,750.00
Casper WY Wyoming Nutrition Services $5,000.00
Mills WY Habitat for Humanity, the Heart of Wyoming $2,500.00
Lead SD Lord's Cupboard $848.00
Sheridan WY Sheridan Community Land Trust $5,000.00
Bozeman MT Greater Gallatin United Way $2,500.00
Billings MT Western Heritage Center $2,500.00
Rapid City SD Rural America Initiative $10,000.00
Bozeman MT Bozeman Deaconess Foundation $5,000.00
Kalispell MT Center for Restorative Youth Justice $500.00
Lander WY Child Development Services of Fremont County $500.00
Crow Agency MT Crow Tribe - Youth Empowerment Coalition $250.00
Buffalo WY Johnson County Family YMCA $1,250.00
Cheyenne WY South High School $250.00
Mills WY Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies $250.00
Red Lodge MT Boys & Girls Club of Red Lodge $9,500.00
Missoula MT Children's Museum Missoula $250.00
Riverton WY Friends of the Riverton Branch Library $500.00
Missoula MT Homeword, Inc. $1,000.00
Missoula MT Humane Society of Western Montana $270.00
Missoula MT Montana Food Bank Network $500.00
Missoula MT Mountain Home Montana, Inc. $1,000.00
Polson MT Polson Rotary Foundation $500.00
Missoula MT Poverello Center, Inc. $500.00
Billings MT Rocky Mountain College $5,000.00
Missoula MT Ronald McDonald House, Missoula $250.00
Riverton WY St. Margaret's Catholic School $1,000.00
Missoula MT Providence Montana Hospital and Health Foundation $500.00
Billings MT Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch Foundation $5,000.00
Riverton WY Center of Hope $250.00
Casper WY Casper Artists' Guild $25,000.00
Bozeman MT Cancer Support Community Montana $1,500.00
Casper WY Casper Family YMCA $2,500.00
Belle Fourche SD Center of the Nation Concert Association $250.00
Cheyenne WY Climb Wyoming $1,250.00
Sioux Falls SD Junior Achievement $250.00
Banner WY Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site $750.00
Bozeman MT Museum of the Rockies $3,000.00
Sheridan WY Sheridan Arts Council $1,250.00
Ronan MT St. Luke Community Healthcare Foundation $500.00
Hardin MT Big Horn County Historical Society $250.00
Billings MT Family Service, Inc. $5,000.00
Sioux Falls SD Leadership South Dakota $13,000.00
Red Lodge MT Red Lodge Area Community Foundation $3,000.00
Billings MT St. Vincent Foundation $5,000.00
Laramie WY Wyoming JumpsStart Coalition for Financial Literacy $250.00
Bozeman MT Montana 4-H Foundation $1,000.00
Helena MT Helena Area Community Foundation $0.00
Laramie WY University of Wyoming Foundation $41,666.00
Helena MT Montana Nonprofit Association $5,000.00
Cheyenne WY Children's Museum of Cheyenne $750.00
Crazy Horse SD Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation $2,500.00
Gillette WY Energy Capital Habitat for Humanity $500.00
Missoula MT Jayden Fred Foundation $250.00
Lead SD Northern Hills Family Recreation Center $2,500.00
Whitefish MT Whitefish Community Foundation $8,250.00
Gillette WY Youth Emergency Services Foundation $1,250.00
Jackson WY Community Center for the Arts $9,443.00
Bozeman MT Hopa Mountain, Inc. $8,000.00
Helena MT Montana Women's Foundation $2,000.00
Crow Agency MT Crow Tribe - Youth Empowerment Coalition $100.00
Livingston MT Park County Community Foundation $5,000.00
Riverton WY Christian Food Storehouse, Inc $500.00
Gillette WY Gillette College Foundation $5,000.00
Red Lodge MT Granite Peak VFW $250.00
Polson MT Greater Polson Community Foundation $250.00
Riverton WY Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country $2,500.00
Lead SD Historic Homestake Opera House Society $1,000.00
Union Center SD Enning Fire Department $250.00
Missoula MT Writing Coaches of Montana $500.00
Laramie WY Wyoming JumpsStart Coalition for Financial Literacy $500.00
Billings MT District 7 HRDC $7,500.00
Missoula MT University of Montana Foundation $5,000.00
Casper WY Wyoming Heritage Foundation $25,000.00
Billings MT American Cancer Society $1,250.00
Red Lodge MT Beartooth Billings Clinic $1,000.00
Deadwood SD Deadwood History Inc $500.00
Gillette WY Bell Nob Swing for the Cure $250.00
Bozeman MT Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project $2,500.00
Cheyenne WY Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne $250.00
Big Horn WY The Brinton Museum $12,500.00
Box Elder SD CORE / Freshman Impact $250.00
Crazy Horse SD Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation $500.00
Pierre SD Delta Dental Mobile Dental Smile Program $500.00
Missoula MT Ecology Project International $250.00
Bell Fourche SD Geis Memorial $250.00
Great Falls MT Great Falls Rescue Mission $5,000.00
Missoula MT Missoula Butterfly House Insectarium $250.00
Missoula MT Montana Meth Project $250.00
Kalispell MT The Nurturing Center $1,000.00
Polson MT Polson School District $1,500.00
Bozeman MT Quilts of Valor - Montana Chapter $255.00
Casper WY Seton House $500.00
Helena MT Montana Office of Public Instruction $1,000.00
Billings MT Institute for Peace Studies $2,000.00
Cheyenne WY CASA of Laramie County $250.00
Cheyenne WY Needs Inc. $250.00
Jackson WY Community Resource Center $10,000.00
Casper WY Wyoming Medical Center Foundation $5,000.00
Cheyenne WY American Cancer Society $500.00
Laramie WY Wyoming Community Foundation $1,250.00
Great Falls MT Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation $8,500.00
Billings MT Native American Development Corporation $500.00
Rapid City SD Black Hills Area Council - Boy Scouts of America $1,000.00
Kalispell MT Evergreen School District #50 $250.00
Missoula MT Five Valleys Land Trust $2,500.00
Kalispell Montana Hockaday Museum of Art $250.00
Riverton WY Paws for Life Animal League $1,500.00
Livingston MT Tri-County Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence $375.00
Fort Smith MT Will James Roundup $250.00
Cheyenne WY Saddle Ridge PTO $300.00
Sioux Falls SD Special Olympics South Dakota $2,500.00
Rapid City SD South Dakota State University Extension $500.00
Rapid City SD Consumer Credit Counseling of the Black Hills $5,000.00
Rapid City SD Kids Against Hunger $1,550.00
Lame Deer MT People's Partners for Community Development $7,500.00
Hot Springs SD Pheasants Forever - Southern Hills $210.00
Colstrip MT Southeastern Montana Development Corporation $2,500.00
Bozeman MT Montana State University-Extension Services $250.00
Lander WY City of Lander $2,850.00
Riverton WY Fremont County Group Homes, Inc. $500.00
Great Falls MT Great Falls Public Schools Foundation $2,500.00
Whitefish MT Shepherd's Hand Clinic $500.00
Missoula MT Watson's Children Shelter $1,500.00
Riverton WY Wyoming Senior Citizens, Inc. $1,000.00
Billings MT United Way of Yellowstone County $16,000.00
Helena MT Governor's Office of Community Service $500.00
Billings MT Leadership Montana, Inc. $20,000.00
Great Falls MT Rural Dynamics, Inc. $500.00
Whitefish MT North Valley Food Bank $250.00
Lander WY Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Wyoming $250.00
Hardin MT Big Horn County Historical Society $500.00
Riverton WY Community Entry Services $500.00
Box Elder SD CORE / Freshman Impact $200.00
Riverton WY Help for Health Hospice $1,500.00
Riverton WY Riverton Community Food Bank $500.00
Riverton WY Riverton Kiwanis Foundation $250.00
Jackson WY Teton Science Schools, Inc $500.00
Rapid City SD United Way of the Black Hills $2,000.00
Rapid City SD United Way of the Black Hills $750.00
Bozeman MT Gallatin Valley YMCA $500.00
Rapid City SD Habitat for Humanity-Black Hills Area $4,350.00
Livingston MT Livingston Rotary Foundation $500.00
Bozeman MT Thrive $1,500.00
Rapid City SD Young Life $1,500.00
Helena MT YWCA of Helena $1,666.00
Laramie WY Albany County Public Library $1,250.00
Casper WY Central Wyoming Council Boy Scouts of America $2,500.00
Fort Collins CO Junior Achievements of Rocky Mountain $500.00
Cheyenne WY Special Olympics - Wyoming $250.00
Cheyenne WY Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program $1,200.00
Missoula MT Montana Community Development Corporation $9,000.00

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