Community Relations

Home Federal donates $3K in seed money to volunteers

Rochester, Minn.-based Home Federal Bank recently donated a total of $3,000 to three local residents as part of the bank’s ongoing Seed Money campaign to recognize community difference-makers.  The volunteers who each received $1,000 in seed money included:  Nancy Schnable, executive director with the tourism agency Discover Austin.  Joe Falteysek, a retired carpenter and Air … Read more

First Bank of Berne donates $4,000 to nonprofits

Indiana-based First Bank of Berne donated $4,000 in recent weeks to four local nonprofits.  The donations include $1,500 to the Jayland Angel Tree Program; $1,000 to Truth Builders School Ministries of Jay County; $1,000 to the Monroe Fire Department for its Dec. 10 breakfast with Santa; and $500 to the Love Thy Neighbor Project.   The … Read more

Prevail Bank donates $81K to Wisconsin nonprofits

Medford, Wis.-based Prevail Bank recently donated $81,000 to 18 central Wisconsin nonprofits through its Charitable Contributions program. A press release states that the program is available for local nonprofits to help people with low-to-moderate incomes; to spark communities financially; and/or enhance the standard of living for the underprivileged.  “Through the power of donation, we believe … Read more

WaterStone Bank accredited to join veteran banking program

Wauwatosa, Wis.-based WaterStone Bank received accreditation to join the Association of Military Banks of America and joined the Veterans Benefits Banking Program as a participating financial institution.  The program connects veterans with supportive FIs as approximately 250,000 are either unbanked or underbanked, according to a press release.   WaterStone Bank also provides active-duty service members, military … Read more

Bank Midwest donates to YMCA of the Okobojis

Spirit Lake, Iowa-based Bank Midwest donated to the YMCA of the Okobojis Reading Buddies Program. The $1.2 billion bank recently donated 40 “Reading Buddy” tent bears to the program. Reading Buddies pair adults with kindergarten-aged children attending Okoboji, Harris-Lake Park and Spirit Lake schools.  “Reading is fundamentally important to our children and the overall strength … Read more

Sunrise Banks receives $45 million from U.S. Treasury

St. Paul, Minn.-based Sunrise Banks received a $45 million New Markets Tax Credit allocation from the U.S. Treasury on Oct. 28.  According to a press release, the Community Development Entity is using the allocation to support economic development in Twin Cities low-income communities. The allocation is the bank’s seventh and was made through the calendar … Read more

Gate City Bank collecting new quilts for veterans

Fargo, N.D.-based Gate City Bank and the American Red Cross chapter covering eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota are collecting new quilts for veterans at Veterans Affairs hospitals, homes and veterans’ events through Thanksgiving.  A press release states that the quilts, which will go home with veterans once they are discharged from the VA hospital, … Read more

North Shore Bank participating in ‘Bank on Kindness’ initiative

Brookfield, Wis.-based North Shore Bank is again partnering with Children’s Wisconsin on the community give-back program “Bank on Kindness” this year. The $2.5 billion bank is accepting donations to provide books for patients cared for at Children’s Milwaukee and Fox Valley hospitals, as well as its school-based mental health programs, through Nov. 22 on North … Read more

Wisconsin’s AbbyBank donates $50K to local groups

Abbotsford, Wis.-based AbbyBank donated $50,973 in grant funding to local organizations in September and October, including: Dorchester American Legion Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Center Clark County Association for Home and Community Education Adaptive Communities Keep Area Teens Safe Everest Metro Police Department Abiding Care Rib Lake Ski and Snowshoe Club Vets and Friends of Wisconsin … Read more

TS Bank partners to award $14K to small businesses

Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank once again partnered with the economic development organization Advance Southwest Iowa Corp., and several other companies in awarding $14,000 to local small businesses. This year’s allocations included $10,000 for the newly-opened coffee shop Nesting Grounds and $4,000 for the startup Fermented Felon. The awards were announced Nov. 1 at the Hoff … Read more