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Montana Bankers Association

A sound, effective financial system is vital to the well-being, strength, and prosperity of Montana's economy. The cornerstone of Montana's financial system must continue to be the commercial banking industry. The Montana Bankers Association exists to assure the continued strength of community banks as providers of capital, credit, financial services, asset management, intermediaries, employment, and corporate citizens.

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Montana Chamber Foundation

The Foundation promotes and improves the economic development opportunities of the state and its communities by participating in educational projects and research. Through the Foundation, we work on economic education, economic development, and community viability.

$5,000-$7,999

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Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics; MSU *

(with special thanks to: Dr. Wendy Stock, Dr. Randy Rucker, and Dr. Myles Watts) The Montana Department of Agriculture manages more than 30 programs, from marketing and business development to licensing and regulating activities to protecting agricultural producers, consumers and the environment. Explore our featured programs below, or use the main menu to browse all MDA programs and services.

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Discover Financial Services & the Council for Economic Education *

We prepare teachers to teach personal finance and economics in the classroom by providing them with free professional development workshops, programs, and online resources.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Helena Branch *

The Minneapolis Fed, with one branch in Helena, Montana, serves the six states of the Ninth Federal Reserve District: Minnesota, Montana, North and South Dakota, 26 counties in northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

$2,000 - $4,999

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Montana Independent Bankers

The Montana Independent Bankers Association has faithfully served Montana’s community banks for over 45 years. Locally founded and owned, often by multiple generations of Montanans, these banks are characterized by their adherence to the small-town values of business integrity, financial responsibility, and personal service for their customers. MIB provides these banks with the multi-level support they need to function at their optimum.

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Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund

We support community organizations and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the residents of Park and Gallatin counties in Montana. In particular, those who provide children birth to five with quality opportunities that will prepare them for successful lifelong development. We are also passionate about programs that develop young stewards of the land and wildlife through education and outdoor experiences, especially innovations that introduce youth to Montana’s natural resources. Since 2001, the Fund has awarded more than $3.5 million in grants to programs that we believe are having a profound impact in helping make the Park and Gallatin communities extraordinary.

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First Security Bank Foundation

At First Security Bank our Mission is to: Cultivate active partnerships that nurture successful, lasting relationships. First Security Bank supports the First Security Bank Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. The Foundation's mission is: To help the Montana communities we serve through charitable contributions that support personal growth and economic development. Efforts are focused on 501(c)3 organizations working in the communities served by First Security Bank.

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BNSF Railway

BNSF is a critical link that connects consumers with the global marketplace. Today's BNSF Railway is the product of nearly 400 different railroad lines that merged or were acquired over the course of 160 years. While many different railroads combined to form BNSF, the people who worked at those railroads shared many traits. The people who built BNSF were — and continue to be — a unique breed, blending the forward-thinking of dreamers with the pragmatism of results-oriented business leaders. This heritage played a central role in settling and growing the American West, and today, BNSF continues to have a significant impact in meeting the needs of shippers and serving the economy.

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D A Davidson

At D.A. Davidson Companies, we believe there is only one way to navigate through the wealth of financial services options: straightforward. We offer clear strategies with smart, personalized solutions that match your goals and show you the path to achieve them. We’re with you every step of the way–leveraging our nationally recognized research, capital market and investment banking expertise, and the largest network of financial advisors headquartered in the West. Our personal approach is rooted in the values, stability, and discipline of our 80-year-old employee-owned company that is as independent as you are.

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First Interstate Bank

First Interstate Bank is a $12 billion community bank with over 120 banking offices, along with online and mobile banking services, throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. Driven by strong corporate values, First Interstate is committed to providing our clients exemplary service and supporting the communities we serve with leadership and resources.

$250 - $1,999

Up to $250

  • Jim Brown
  • Rich Bruner
  • Bret Carpenter
  • Jim Edwards
  • Rick Edwards
  • Melanie Hall
  • Patrick Hittmeier
  • Carol Kruger
  • Heather Malcolm
  • Randy Olson
  • Carol Perlinski
  • Greg Strizich
  • Sean Sturges
  • Eric Swenson
  • Tim Tharp
  • Steve Turkiewicz
  • Ty Wells
  • Leslie Wunderwald *

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