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First Interstate Greater Wall Area Fund

Learn about the CSA in Wall, SD.

Founded in 1989 Giving Back to Wall

The First Interstate Greater Wall 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, $425,000 has been raised by the board, who have also distributed over $379,000 in grants and scholarships back to the community. The First Interstate Greater Wall Area Fund celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2014.

In 2009, the Greater Wall Area Fund was challenged by the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation to raise $10,000 each year for five years. If they were successful, they would receive a $10,000 matching grant. In addition, the South Dakota Community Foundation offered a match of $25,000 at the end of the five year challenge. In December 2014, the board of the Greater Wall Area Fund successfully completed their challenge.

Our endowment provides nonprofit organizations in the community access to capital in time of need. We found out that people in our community can be very generous when supporting an effort they believe in.

Brett Blasius, President of the First Interstate Bank in Wall and Chair of the Greater Wall Area Fund


Grants are available to nonprofit groups and organizations in the Wall area. Please contact one of our board members to acquire a grant/scholarship application.

Our Contributors

We are so grateful to the generous donors and businesses in the Wall area for supporting this effort. Everything that we do for the community is because of the people and businesses listed below. Thank you for your support!

Anderson Brothers Partnership
Best-Wall, Inc.
Bob & Lori Sutton
Brett & Paula Blasius
Bruce & Lynn Dunker
City of Wall
Clayton & Charlene Kjerstad
Corner Pantry & Subway of Wall
Creighton Community Hall
Dakota Sky Stone
Dakota Sky Stone
Darwin & Lorrie Geigle
Dawn Hilgenkamp
Dennis "Denny" & Bonnie Law
Elden & Lillian Helms
First Interstate Bancsystem Foundation, Inc.
First Interstate Bank
First Western Bank-Wall
Golden West Telecommunications
Guy & Jeannie Smith
Jace & Tisha Shearer
Jean Smith
John & Dawna Tsitrian
Juanita Schroeder
Kenneth & Janet Lurz
Ken's Refrigeration & Heating, Inc.
Larry & Peggy Gravatt
Lindsy Reagle
Marilyn Huether
Mark & Jenny Patterson
Matt & Stephanie Judson
Michael O'Keefe
Norbert & Jane Sebade
Patricia Kjerstad
Patricia Kjerstad
Patricia Kjerstad
Patrick & Marla Tisdale
Patty Coleman
Peter Dunker
Prairie Whisperers
Richard & Pamela Johnson
Rick & Patt Hustead
Roger Nikodym & Debbie Wattson
Ryan & Cynthia Dinger
Sleppy Hollow Campground & RV Park, LLC
South Dakota Community Foundation
Stan & Terri Anderson
Sunshine Inn
Supporters of First Interstate Greater Wall Area
Susan Eisenbraun
Tanner & Kimberly Handcock
Todd & Samra Trask
Tommi & Taylor Mohnen
Wall Drug Store, Inc.
Wall Service, Inc.
Wayne & Melanie Shull
Welsh's Motel
West River Electric Association, Inc.
WESTCO Home Center
Westco, Inc.

In 1989, Norbert Sebade joined a group of community leaders interested in building an endowment fund for the Wall area. He and his wife Jane have made the single largest individual contribution to the First Interstate Greater Wall Area Fund in its history. Their gift of $25,000 has established the Norbert and Jane Sebade Greater Wall Area Fund which will benefit local nonprofit organizations.

“We believe this to be a worthy cause in a town that we’ve called home for many years.”

- Norbert Sebade

Norbert and Jane’s contribution was made in memory of the Sebade family who came to Wall in 1909. Henry (Heinie) Sebade homesteaded on Bull Creek Hill and his wife, Anna (Mooney) was raised on Mooney Hill near Creighton. Their contribution will help the First Interstate Greater Wall Area Fund board of directors to give more grants each year to nonprofit and community projects making the Wall area a better place to live.

Meet Our Advisory Council

  • Brett Blasius
  • Stan Anderson
  • Tanner Handcock
  • Jackie Heathershaw
  • Richard Hustead
  • Richard Johnson
  • Patricia Kjerstad
  • Denny Law
  • Norbert Sebade
  • John Tsitrian

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

Contact Information

P.O. Box 402
Wall, SD 57790

Contact Us

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