First Interstate Bank
First Interstate Bank, which operates branches in several Idaho communities, has donated tens of millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours over the past eleven years, serving nearly 1000 nonprofits. That includes nearly $2 million dollars in support of food programs and over $1 million dollars in COVID relief alone.
These massive numbers can mask the specific impacts of each individual gift, however. Take just one recent example – when the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise, Idaho, was vandalized in December 2020, First Interstate Bank quickly donated $5,000 right away to the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in honor of the memorial. This demonstration of support for the memorial inspires people of all ages to contemplate the moral implications of their actions and the scope of their civic responsibilities.
From feeding hungry neighbors to supporting local nonprofits tackling poverty, actions like this one not only underscore First Interstate Bank’s commitment to supporting their communities through charitable giving, they also model one of Anne Frank’s most famous statements – “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.”