We’re proud to have pledged $1.5 million toward YWCA Cass Clay’s Grace Garden expansion, a 30-unit women’s supportive housing initiative that opened in 2019, promoting an environment of safety, stability and community for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse and poverty.
We’ve been a longtime supporter of YWCA Cass Clay, helping the nonprofit build an economic enrichment wing in 2015 and transitional housing in 2010. We also have team members who serve on its board of directors, even today. The bank’s latest donation of $1.5 million was the largest in YWCA’s history.
“Gate City Bank believes in creating a better way of life for those who help shape our communities,” says Amanda Torok, Senior Vice President of Culture. “Mothers and their children definitely fit that description, and we’re so thankful to be able to provide the resources needed to help YWCA Cass Clay with this project.”
The Bank’s donation toward the more than $7 million project helped cover startup costs, as well as Grace Garden’s supportive service program expenses from 2019 to 2029. This funding brings essential onsite advocacy and guidance to women as they overcome the following barriers, which often lead to repeat hardships:
Individuals in these difficult circumstances have often also experienced trouble escaping debt, securing childcare, saving up money for an apartment deposit and getting to a living wage, among other things. Recovering from all this can take years.
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.
Learn more about how we’ve partnered with Mission of Mercy to bring a free dental care clinic to low-income patients in need.
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.
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.