First Interstate Greater Sturgis Area Fund

Learn about the CSA in Sturgis, SD.

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Founded in 1989 Giving Back to Sturgis

The First Interstate Greater Sturgis Area Fund officially partnered with the South Dakota Community Foundation in 1989 as a way of supporting nonprofit and charitable projects and organizations in and around the community. The fund is a permanent endowment with the South Dakota Community Foundation and managed by a local board of directors. To date, $430,000 has been raised by the board, who have also distributed over $344,500 in grants and scholarships back to the community. We celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2014.


The First Interstate Greater Sturgis Area Fund has given over $344,500 back to the Sturgis area. Please contact our board of directors for future grant opportunities.

Our Contributors

Our generous supporters have donated $430,165 to the First Interstate Greater Sturgis Area Fund since 1989 allowing for $344,490 in grants to be given back to support nonprofit groups and organizations in Sturgis. As our fund grows, so will the amount available for grants and for the future growth of our community. Thank you to all of those individuals and busiensses who believe in what we do!

Our primary fundraiser is the annual Festival of Trees hosted by First Interstate Bank. Visit their website to find out more about supporting a great community event.


  • Festival of Trees Fundraiser
  • South Dakota Community Foundation
  • First Interstate Bancsystem Foundation, Inc.
  • First Western Bank-Sturgis
  • Sutton^Bob & Lori
  • McIntosh^Estate of James D
  • Hersrud^Morris
  • Johnson^John & Marilyn
  • O'Keefe^Michael

Meet Our Advisory Council

  • Brett Lynass
  • Rosemary Roth
  • Bruce McFarland
  • Terry Hermann
  • Dawn Geppert
  • Dean Kinney
  • Kathy Behrens
  • Luci Bradley

Support the Sturgis CSA Help Sturgis thrive for generations to come.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 9
Sturgis, SD 57785

Contact Us

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