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First Interstate Bank Donates $100,000 to Teton Habitat

Release Date: Wednesday, July 6th, 2023

This donation is part of First Interstate Bank’s Believe in Local program which supports Teton Habitat’s Parkside at Benson-Brown Station project.

(Jackson, WY, July 5th) – Teton Habitat is proud to announce a $100,000 gift from First Interstate for our Parkside at Benson-Brown Station affordable housing project. This donation is a part of First Interstate Bank and the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation’s Believe in Local grant. First Interstate donated $25,000 as part of a $3-to-$1 funding match from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines for a total donation of $100,000 to Parkside.

“Teton Habitat can only build truly affordable homes in Teton County through generous support from our partners like First Interstate and FHLB Des Moines. With this significant donation, Teton Habitat has raised 1⁄3 of the Parkside fundraising goal,” said Kris Greenville, Executive Director of Teton Habitat.

Parkside at Benson-Brown Station is an 18-unit housing development being built in partnership with Teton County and the Jackson/Teton County Housing Department. Parkside will be completed in three phases, with six units in each phase. This project includes a mix of 2- and 3-bedroom units to better address the diverse needs of local families and individuals earning up to 80% Area Median Income (AMI).

“Giving back to the places we cll home is central to who we are as a community bank,” said Richard Uhl, First Interstate market president in Jackson. “Our Believe in Local grant campaign captures our core values in action and is the ideal way to celebrate the nonprofit organizations that deliver the greatest positive impact. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to further support Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area in their work to make our community a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

About the ‘Believe in Local’ Campaign

First Interstate Bank launched the Believe in Local campaign in 2022 to celebrate the Bank’s longstanding commitment to the communities it serves. Each year, forty nonprofit organizations across the Bank’s 14-state footprint receive a $25,000 gift in support of their mission. Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area was nominated by local First Interstate employees and selected from a pool of over 500 submissions thanks to its alignment with the Bank’s philanthropic goals.

About Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

Founded in 1995, Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area brings people together to build homes, community, and hope. Over the last 30 years, Teton Habitat has built 57 homes for individuals and families to address the housing crisis in the Teton County. Teton Habitat is the only housing organization in the County exclusively serving individuals and families earning up to 80% of AMI.

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