Community Giving

We’ve been in the business of better banking for 100 years, and during that time we’ve also been committed to giving back to the communities where our team members live and work. Check out the many ways we’ve created a better way of life by generously giving back to those around us.


For more information about charitable giving, or to request a donation, please email Philanthropic@GateCity.Bank

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Affordable Housing in Fargo-Moorhead

The Fargo-Moorhead area has experienced rapid population growth, which has led to increased housing demand and an affordable housing shortage for low-income families. Learn more about how we’ve partnered with the Cass Clay Community Land Trust to establish more affordable housing for those seeking their home sweet home.

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COVID-19 Response

During difficult times, extending a helping hand to those in need leads to healing. Learn more about how we helped our communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fargo-Moorhead Opera

We love community arts! Learn more about how we’ve donated approximately $300,000 toward the Gate City Bank Young Artist Program, which has assisted in delivering world-class live performances to local audiences who might not normally be able to enjoy them.

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Financial Literacy for Students

It’s important to embrace a culture of financial education early on in life. Learn more about how we’ve worked to bring innovative, fun, practical and hands-on financial learning experiences to multiple middle schools and high schools.

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Free Dental Care Clinic

Learn more about how we’ve partnered with Mission of Mercy to bring a free dental care clinic to low-income patients in need.

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Fueling Our Future

At Gate City Bank, we believe in spurring local economic development that helps people and businesses thrive. Learn more about how we donated $300,000 to Fueling Our Future, an economic development initiative driven largely by the Chamber of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.

Gate City Bank Blue Lights

Have you heard about our brilliant blue lights? Can you guess how many of them we hang each season? Learn more about how community members in Fargo, ND, and Bismarck, ND, look forward to this annual tradition.

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Grace Garden

Learn more about how we partnered with YWCA Cass Clay on a supportive housing initiative that promotes an environment of safety, stability and community for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse and poverty.

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Great Plains Food Bank Delivery Truck

At Gate City Bank, we believe no one should have to suffer from hunger. Learn more about how we surprised Great Plains Food Bank with a brand-new delivery truck in 2016, made possible with a $250,000 pledge over 10 years.

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Green Dot

Learn more about how bystander violence intervention is increasing in the Grand Forks, ND, area, thanks in large part to our assistance in launching the Green Dot program.

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HOPE, Inc.

Learn more about how we donated $10,000 so that an annual nonprofit fashion show (which has become incredibly popular in the local community) could continue virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Preventing Elder Abuse

Our beloved senior citizens have played a crucial role in making us who we are today. Learn more about how we’re offering them extra support, especially when it comes to preventing elder abuse in assisted living homes within our communities.

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Souris Valley Animal Shelter

Learn more about how our team members have donated $30,000 and countless volunteer hours to help bring new life to a Minot animal shelter, which provides much-needed care for furry little friends, both locally and throughout North Dakota.

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Sunshine Memorial Foundation

Learn more about how we donated $100,000 to Sunshine Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit in Grand Forks, ND, that supports patients and their families who must travel for health care.

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Veterans Memorial Park

American veterans have sacrificed so much for the sake of our freedom – and they deserve to be honored. Learn how Gate City Bank recognized these brave patriots by donating $50,000 toward the construction of Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Forks, ND.

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Wahpeton Fire Department

Creating a better way of life for communities is at the core of who we are, especially when it comes to supporting emergency response personnel. Learn more about how local team members stepped in to help the Wahpeton (ND) Fire Department, donating $14,000 to cover the cost of 53 new protective helmets.

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West Fargo Fire Department

Did you know that the West Fargo Fire Department was the first department in North Dakota to utilize jet-pilot-style helmets? We helped make it happen! Learn more about how we donated 57 new state-of-the-art helmets to help keep these firefighters protected on the job.