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Live First Community Giving 2024

First International Bank & Trust is proud to begin announcing the winners of the tenth annual Live First Community Giving Campaign. More than 225 community organizations applied for this year’s program!

Please join us in congratulating the following community groups selected as recipients for our 2024 Live First Community Grants:

$1,000 Social Media Stars

  • Kitty City - Mandan, ND
  • The Garrett Houghton GOOD Foundation – Killdeer, ND
  • Stanley Park District – Stanley, ND

$2,000 Category Winners

  • Critter Crusaders - Furry Friends Rockin Rescue - Bismarck, ND
  • Allies of the Arts and Culture - The Rourke Art Gallery - Moorhead, MN
  • Wellness Warriors - Watford City Lion's Club - Watford City, ND
  • Hearts and Minds - Emerging Prairie - Fargo, ND
  • Hope in Housing - Homeless Engagement Lift Partnership - Phoenix, AZ
  • Feeding the Community - Lunch is Served - Sioux Falls, SD
  • Accessibility Champion - Haley's Hope - West Fargo, ND
  • Support and Security - 31:8 Project - Bismarck, ND
  • Family Friendly - Reel Hope Project - Minneapolis, MN
  • Nature League - Pheasants for the Future - Minot, ND
  • Safety Society - Fessenden Fire Rescue - Fessenden, ND

$3,000 Rising Star Awards

  • Dear NICU Mama - Fargo, ND
  • Soul 57 - Bismarck, ND
  • Cendral Dakota FFA Alumni - Harvey, ND
  • Providence Foundation - Watford City, ND
  • Housing First MN Foundation - St. Paul, MN
  • House of Refuge, Inc. - Mesa, AZ

$20,000 Grand Prize – Call to Freedom, Sioux Falls, SD 

Call to Freedom is a South Dakota-based nonprofit organization whose vision is to provide resources and support for survivors of human trafficking, as well as to educate the community and advocate on behalf of those affected by the crime. Since its founding in 2016, the organization has served more than 1,200 survivors of human trafficking, including 419 clients in 2023 alone. Watch the video above to learn more about Call to Freedom and see the moment we surprised them with the news that they won the grand prize!

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