Mini Bank Program

The school Mini Bank Program is a partnership between First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, targeted community schools, and the local First Interstate branch. The purpose is to promote financial literacy and asset building in students, schools, families and communities. Students with the support of First Interstate and school personnel operate a school saving bank to which all students can have an account. The Foundation and branch work together to provide materials and resources necessary for the students to operate the Mini Bank and increase personal financial skills. Currently there are 25 active Mini Banks across Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.

Totals as of April 1, 2014

These banks have a combined savings totaling $1,432,778.00 with 1,263 savings accounts.

Location Deposits Accounts

Colstrip

   
Colstrip High School $251,421.00 81
Frank Brattin Middle $44,271.00 56
Pine Butte Elementary $36,386.00 75

Lame Deer

   
Lame Deer Jr-Sr High $2,285.00 25
Lame Deer Elementary $1,286.00 14

Hardin

   
Hardin Intermediate $33,438.00 54
Hardin Middle $89,186.00 65
Hardin High School $160,626.00 52

Polson

   
Linderman Elementary $55,162.00 59
Polson Middle School $94,542.00 82
Polson High School $160,813.00 59

Cheyenne

   
Buffalo Ridge Elem $9,857.00 42
*St. Mary's School $28,690.00 58
McCormick Junior High $7,345.00 13
Saddle Ridge Elem $23,744.00 40
Carey Jr. High $21,146.00 27

Miles City

   
Miles City Lincoln School $66,518.00 52
Miles City Garfield Elem $8,514.00 62
Miles City Jr High $47,577.00 60
Sacred Heart $6,503.00 36
Miles City High School $176,155.00 99

Laramie

   
Snowy Range Academy $12,313.00 47
Laramie Jr. High $67,010.00 39

Bozeman

   
Whittier Elementary $11,904.00 35

Spearfish

   
BHCCA $16,386.00 31

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Contact Information

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