Great Western Bank has always believed in giving back. We’ve been Making Life Great for our customers and communities for over 80 years. It’s part of our DNA. We do this by reinvesting in our communities through sponsorships and donations, employee volunteerism and our Making Life Great Grants program. 

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Sponsorships & Donations

We are proud to support nonprofit organizations and community events that are important to our communities and that align with our funding priorities.

We review requests for Donations and Sponsorships on a quarterly basis at the local level.

Employee Volunteerism

Our employees are our greatest asset. We want to provide a meaningful work environment. Great Western Bank’s Employee Volunteer Giving Program provides employees across our nine state footprint up to 20 paid community service hours each year.

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Helping Feed The Hungry

Volunteers from Great Western Bank spend hours each Saturday collecting food donations from vendors after the farmers market closes.

Investing in People

Making Homes More Accessible

Great Western Bank employees teamed up once again to help make a difference for some deserving homeowners in need of accessibility improvements.

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Making Life Great Grants

We want to help find solutions to the many unique challenges facing our communities.

Our Making Life Great Grants are designed to assist worthy nonprofits within our nine-state footprint with innovative programs that enhance the quality of life.

By Invitation Only, the grants support our funding priorities:

  • Economic Development
  • Affordable Housing
  • Financial Literacy
  • Workforce Development
  • Adult Education
  • Early Childhood Development

Is your organization eligible?

Find out by answering a few basic questions.

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Youth & Family Services receives a $20,000 grant from Great Western Bank

Hear From Recent Recipients

Read stories from a sampling of recent Making Life Great Grants beneficiaries.

Read Testimonials