First Interstate Fall River Area Fund

Learn about the CSA in Fall River County, SD

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Founded in 1998 Giving Back to Fall River County

Founded in 1998, the First Interstate Fall River Area Foundation has given back more than $106,000 to Hot Springs and the Fall River area since inception. In 2009, their board accepted a challenge from the First Interstate BankSystems Foundation and the South Dakota Community Foundation, to raise $10,000 each year for five years. In return, the FIB Foundation would contribute $10,000 each year, and the South Dakota Community Foundation would contribute $25,000 at the end of the challenge. The challenge was met in 2014, and the fund continues to grow thanks to very supportive donors.

Grants

Please complete the grant application below to be considered for funding from the Fall River Area Fund. Thank you for working hard to make Fall River County a better place to live, work, and play!

Fall River Area Fund Grant Application

Our Contributors

We only exist thanks to the generosity of our faithful contributors and investors.

Contributions

Our generous donors have contributed $330,000 to the First Interstate Fall River Area Fund allowing for nearly $120,000 grants to be distributed back to the communities we serve. These are the kind individuals and businesses to thank:

Black Hills Corporation
Comfort Inn
First Western Bank-Hot Springs
First Western Bank-Wall
George Strandell
Golden West Telecommunications
Hot Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
Hot Springs Newspapers, Inc.
Jim & Barb Miller
Maverick Junction Inc.
Michael Ortner
Regina S. Bates
Splash of Color
Wayne's Building & Remolding

Jean Weldon
Kelvin Lorenz
Ken & Gayle Tonsager
L. Harold & Dorothy Wyatt
Larry & Lana Mowry
Lee & Rita Bristol
Margaret Farrell
Massa Dental Offices, PC
Nelson's Oil & Gas, Inc.
Paul & Jean Schuchardt
Randy Schur
Ruby Slater
Springfield Oil Company
Stockman's, Inc.
Ted & Linda Wick
Trent Oil Company
Verna Schur
Wilkinson Vision, Inc.
Wyatt's Real Estate

Allen Wilson
Antoinette & Charleton Reynar
Bob & Lori Sutton
Casey & Thia Derflinger
David & Laura Batchelor
Estate of Jean Weldon
First Interstate Bancsystem Foundation, Inc.
Glen & Deanne Reaser
Jean Donnell
Ken & Gayle Tonsager
L. Harold & Dorothy Wyatt
Larry & Lana Mowry
Nelson's Oil & Gas, Inc.
Stockman's, Inc.
Ted & Linda Wick
Trent Oil Company
Wilkinson Vision, Inc.
Wyatt's Real Estate

Doris Fellows Estate
First Interstate Bancsystem Foundation, Inc.
Heidi McBride
Ken & Gayle Tonsager
Wilkinson Vision, Inc.

Antoinette & Charleton Reynar
David & Laura Batchelor
First Interstate Bancsystem Foundation, Inc.
Glen & Deanne Reaser
John & Heidi McBride
Kelvin Lorenz
Ken & Gayle Tonsager
L. Harold & Dorothy Wyatt
Springfield Oil Company
Stockman's, Inc.
Wyatt's Real Estate

June Wilkinson Estate
Marvin Wilkinson Estate
First Interstate Bancsystem Foundation, Inc.
Ken & Gayle Tonsager
South Dakota Community Foundation

“I serve because I want to help form the future of the Hot Springs area. Advancement and improvement of our community pays us all back in so many ways. We develop a stronger, healthier and more connected community by
giving a few hours of time.”

Meet Our Advisory Council

Thanks to the great group of volunteer board members who help make the Fall River Area Fund the asset it is today.

I would say the reason I enjoy being on the board is that my clients need an organization where they can give a portion of their estate back to the community where they made a portion of their wealth. In most cases these individuals have no children of their own and are charitably minded.

Support the Fall River CSA Help Fall River County thrive for generations to come.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in our foundation. If you have questions or comments about partnership opportunities, please let us know.