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First Fidelity Bank & Platte Area Foundation

Learn about the CSA in Platte.

Founded in 1995 Giving Back to the Platte Area

The First Fidelity Bank & Platte Area Foundation was formed in 1995 when First Fidelity Bank challenged the communities in which they serve to raise money for the future. Thanks to the support of generous donors and the First Fidelity Bank system, $139,000 has been donated to support nonprofit initiatives in Platte.

Platte Area Foundation Mission Statement

The mission of the Platte Area Foundation is to promote philanthropy, receive and administer charitable gifts, and invest in programs that promote the social and economic well being of the people of the Platte and surrounding area.


The First Fidelity Bank & Platte Area Foundation has given $80,425 to charitable projects and programs in and around Platte. For more information about grant opportunities, please contact our advisory council members.

Grant Application

Grantmaking Guidelines

Our Contributors

Thanks to our generous supporters, over $139,000 has been donated to the First Fidelity Bank & Platte Area Foundation since 1995. This has allowed for over $66,000 to be given back to the community in the form of grants. As our fund grows, so will the amount available each year to give back. Thank you to the following for their support over the years!

Thomas & Maxine Bischke Scholarship Fund - To provide financial support for scholarships to individuals in the Platte community with preference given to persons pursuing a pharmacy degree.

Platte Health Center Fund - To provide financial support to the Platte Health Center.

Ralph & Frances Mitchell Fund - To provide financial support to students and hospice organizations or providers in the Platte, Chamberlain, and Kimball areas at the recommendation of a local Board of Directors.

Clarence & Bettye Mason Family Fund - To provide financial support to charitable and nonprofit purposes in the Platte area at the recommendation of the First Fidelity Platte Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Beryl & Pegge Pranger
Charles & Jan Stahnke
Dakota Plains Agency
DenBesten Seed Co., Inc.
Dr. Dawn Stavish & Daniel Selvig
Dr. Jerome & Yvonne Bentz
Dr. John F. Stekly
Dr. Lance Griese
Edna Lucklum
First Fidelity Bank-Platte
Gerald & Christine Nepodal
Hoffman Drug
John & Joan Patterson
Kathryn Poelstra
Lillibridge Family Fund
Lori Litzen
Nachtigal Farms, Inc.
Nachtigal Farms, Inc.
Ron CPA Millar
Sherm & Lois Visscher
Turnis Farm Service
Visscher Children

City of Platte - "Round-Up"
Dale Franssen
David Nelson
First Fidelity Bank-Platte
Grossenburg Implement, Inc.
John & Linda Lillibridge
Modern Woodman of America
Prairie Valley Farm, Inc.
Sherm & Lois Visscher

Central Dakota Animal Clinic
City of Platte - "Round-Up"
First Fidelity Bank-Platte
Grossenburg Implement, Inc.
Jim & Lois Hoffman
Nachtigal Farms, Inc.
Ralph Nachtigal
Rosebud Concrete, Inc.
Sarah H. Bobertz Trust
Stephen & Trudy Morgan

Meet Our Advisory Council

Lois Hoffman, President
P.O. Box 110
Platte, SD 57369
337-2128 home
337-3662 work

Glenn Graesser, Secretary/Treasurer

501 East 10th Street
Platte, SD 57369
605.380.7696 home | 605.337.3352 work

Tom Boltjes

PO Box 502 | 121 West 7th Street

Platte, SD 57369


Vicki Erickson
37114 271st Street
Platte, SD 57369
337-3618 home

Ron Millar
P.O. Box 602
Platte, SD 57369
337-3829 home
337-3534 work

Deb Nachtigal

35510 SD Hwy 50

Platte, SD 57369

605-726-3169 home

Karen Turnis
P.O. Box 663
Platte, SD 57369
337-3174 home
337-3643 work

Support the Platte area CSA Help Platte thrive for generations to come.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 450
Platte, SD 57369

Contact Us

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