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IB Gives Back

At Independence Bank, we give back to the communities that have given so much to us over the years. We are committed to building stronger communities for the future through involvement, donations, sponsorship, and volunteerism. As a bank, we encourage and support our employees to stay active in support of local charitable organizations and clubs. Together, we are investing in our friends and neighbors, and building a community for the next generation.

 

Volunteering

More than 50% of our employees are actively serving on boards, clubs, and other community organizations to support youth, seniors, education, health, and other needs. We expect and encourage our staff to give back to their communities and support causes closest to their hearts.

 

50 Years of Love

In February 2023, our staff volunteered more than 360 hours in our branch communities as part of our 50th Anniversary celebration. Their time went to local athletic events, food pantries, senior citizens, children, education, foster parents and children, dance and arts organizations, and more!

Here are just some of the organizations our employees worked with in February, and continue to partner with throughout the year:

Conrad Branch: Meadow Lark Elementary School, Community & Senior Citizens Center, Pondera Food Pantry, Pondera History Museum, Special Olympics, Tri-County Cardinals
Glasgow Branch: Caring Hands Thrift Store, Glasgow Police Department, Glasgow Stockyards, Glasgow High School, Milk River Inc.
Great Falls Branch: GFPS Food Pantry, Great Falls Development Authority, United Way, Operation Santa
Havre Branch: Havre Area Chamber of Commerce, Blue Pony Booster Club, Studio of Dance and Arts, Havre First Responders, First Lutheran Preschool, Meals on Wheels, Bear Paw Volunteer Fire Department, The Foster Closet, Early Head Start, Bear Paw Ski Patrol and Ski Shop, CASA, Havre High School Wresting, HRDC Food Bank, Hill County Community Foundation, Northern Alumni Foundation, P.E.O. Chapter V
Malta Branch: Malta Elementary School, Malta High School, Malta Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross, Malta Head Start, Phillips County Health Care Foundation, Phillips County 4-H
Poplar Branch: Poplar Community Meal, Poplar Homeless Meal, Walleyes Unlimited, Red Bottom Celebrations, Brockton Stockyards, Special Olympics
Scobey Branch: Richardson Theatre, Scobey Public Schools, Scobey Swim Team, 750 Club, Daniels County Museum, Hi-Line Veterans Benefit, Scobey Fire Department
Shelby Branch: Shining Stars Preschool, Marias Heritage Center, Shining Stars Preschool, Shelby Booster Club, Centennial Committe, Marias River Livestock, Sagebrush Food Pantry


Check out a few pics of our February activities:

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Donations

Every year, Independence Bank donates thousands of dollars in support of our communities. Whether large or small, we strive to make each donation impactful to our friends and neighbors and the future of our communities. 

Historically, the majority of IB donations supports Youth Organizations and Education. In 2023, that trend continues with almost 70% our donations going to youth clubs, organizations, events, and schools in our branch communities.

 

Would you like to apply for a donation from Independence Bank?

Please complete our donation form and submit it to your local IB branch. 
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