4th Annual Live First Community Grant Program Announced

4th Annual Live First Community Grant Program Announced

Apply & Vote for the 4th Annual Live First Community Grant!

Do you have an idea that would benefit your community?

Every day we work to help our customers Live First. We strive to provide convenient services that meet all of your banking needs, so that you can spend more time focusing on the things that matter, like family and community.

We value the communities in which we live, work and play in – and we know you do too! That’s why we are inviting you to apply for our Live First Community Grant, which awards up to $5,000 to a project or cause that makes a difference in your community.

Many of our customers and community members are already actively involved with great causes that could qualify for the Live First Community Grant. Ideas could include:

  • Volunteering and buying supplies for a food bank

  • Updating playground equipment at a community park

  • Starting a community garden for growing vegetables

  • Purchasing a new piano for your local theater program

You can see our winners from last year here!

How to Apply

If your organization is interested in applying for a Live First Community Grant, please provide the following information:The name of the organization

  • A description of the organization.

  • A photo that represents the project or cause. This can be anything that captures the spirit of your idea that people will see when they vote!

  • A description of the project or cause. How will the grant benefit the organization and the community? Be specific!

Click here to apply between Wednesday, April 4, 2018 and Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 11:59 AM CST for instructions to submit your application and to see the Official Rules.

Applicants –visit the First International Bank & Trust Facebook page during the voting period and share your entry any time you want to remind your friends to vote. Just click View entries, find your own entry and then Share. Don’t forget to spread the word! You can share on Social Media, send emails and ask your friends to do the same!

How to Vote

Click here to vote if you are interested in voting for an organization that applied for the Live First Community Grant between Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST and Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Here you will see each organization that applied.

Please feel free to like, share and promote the Live First Community Grant program on First International Bank & Trust’s Facebook page as we know many of our customers and community members are actively involved with non-profit organizations throughout our community.

How Winners are Selected

Our team at First International Bank & Trust, led by President Peter Stenehjem, will select one organization that will be awarded $5,000 that we feel will make a great impact on our community. Three runner-up grants of $1,000 each will also be awarded based on the most votes from FIB&T social media fans.

Good Luck!

Best of luck to all applicants – we look forward to hearing your ideas!

First International Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender

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