Gate City Bank team members hold Giving Hearts Day signs and smile for a good cause

Giving Hearts for Better Tomorrows

Since 2014, we’ve been proud to partner with Giving Hearts Day by donating countless dollars and volunteer hours that have benefited numerous charities that keep our communities strong.

There’s something truly wonderful about a giving heart. It insists on putting others first, it inspires kindness and generosity – it brings out something better in each of us. Giving hearts are at the core of who we are, and this shows every day.

Giving Hearts Day

This annual 24-hour fundraising initiative is organized by Dakota Medical Foundation, and benefits charities in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Since the first event in 2008, generous donors have given more than $138 million, 100% of which goes directly to charities.

On Giving Hearts Day, We Go Big…

Over 673K
Charity Nominations From Communities
Charities Helped
of Team Member Donations Matched

We bring added fun to Giving Hearts Day by facilitating nomination contests, offering matching gifts and making surprise donations given to charities that are randomly drawn from a list of nominations. Community members can nominate their favorite charities as many times and as often as they want.

But We Went Even BIGGER in 2023!

This year, to celebrate 100 years of better banking, and in honor of the incredible Giving Hearts Day charities that keep our communities strong, we upped the ante by:

  • Donating a Record-breaking $100,000

    To one lucky Giving Hearts Day charity!

  • Gifting Bonus Donations of $5,000

    To five additional charities.

  • Sparking 254,000+ Nominations

    From passionate and caring community members like you. (That’s the most nominations we’ve ever received – more than three times the number in 2022!)

CCRI receives Gate City Bank’s $100,000 Giving Hearts Day donation on stage while

Balloons and Giving Hearts and Donations, Oh My!

Excitement lit up the stage during our Giving Hearts Day event on February 9, as we finally revealed the big winners of over $100,000 at Dakota Medical Foundation.

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A huge thank you to all the nonprofits that participated in our 2023 nomination contest! One thing is certain beyond a doubt – each and every one of you is a winner. For showing love toward others, inspiring giving hearts in those around you and making a difference in the communities we call home.

Charities Worthy of a World-Record Attempt.​

On November 30, we brought the love to our Giving Hearts Day charities! To raise awareness and show our love and appreciation, we attempted to break a Guinness World Record – for the most heart hands shown on a video call.

Watch the video to witness the energy and excitement as we reached 330 heart hands!

Our passionate team members and a number of community partners came together by the hundreds to display heart hands across the 23 communities we serve – and attempted to beat the current world record of 399 hand hearts. And while our number fell slightly short of breaking the record, we’re thankful to have been able to accomplish our more important goal, which was to show a massive sign of love and support for our Giving Hearts Day charities in a way that was fun and different!

happy female friends huddle together surrounded by confetti with an overlay of Gate City Bank’s 100 year logo

100 Reasons to Celebrate.

Join the fun with special events, surprise giveaways and exclusive offers, and learn about our amazing legacy – a century in the making.

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Check Out the Fun We Had for Giving Hearts Day 2022:

In 2022 alone, we donated $50,000 to charities chosen by the community as part of our annual Giving Hearts Day nomination contest. Five charities each won $10,000! Additionally, we launched our first-ever Charities Helping Charities initiative, where each of these five charities got to choose another Giving Hearts Day charity to surprise with a $10,000 gift from Gate City Bank. Also in 2022, we:

  • Gave Away a New Pickup Truck

    The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss was part of a sweepstakes event where people were automatically entered in to win the truck upon making a Giving Hearts Day donation!

  • Matched Team Members’ Volunteer Time

    Similar to monetary donations contributed by team members, we matched the equivalent volunteer-time funds 100%.

  • Surprised a Local Nonprofit With a Huge Donation

    $15,000 went to a lucky, unsuspecting charity!

“Seeing so much passion and support for our regional charities is nothing short of inspiring. Giving Hearts Day is a true testament to the goodness that lives in our communities, which is why we aim to give back more each year.”
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Kevin Hanson
Gate City Bank, President & CEO

Other Community Partnerships to Melt Your Heart:

Gate City Bank team members and board of directors pose with award at the NDSU Foundation’s 2021 Evening of Distinction event

North Dakota State University

Our core purpose of creating a better way of life aligns closely with North Dakota State University’s mission, which makes our longstanding partnership a perfect fit. Learn more about how, together, we’ve invested in innovative technology, enhanced the Gate City Bank Field experience, supported academia and everything in between.

Gate City Bank team member volunteer hauls boxes for West Fargo Eats near truck

West Fargo Eats

Learn more about how we donated more than $120,000 and deployed multiple team member volunteers to transform a pop-up food pantry into a permanent hunger relief program in West Fargo, ND – the first of its kind in the community.

ywca team members volunteer on a warm summer day with gate city bank


For over 20 years, Gate City Bank and YWCA Cass Clay have joined up to provide safety, warmth and hope to those who need it most – a better way of life, especially for women and children. Learn more about this beautiful partnership!

team members smile for the camera while they assemble bouquets for Hope Blooms

Hope Blooms

Learn more about our partnership with Hope Blooms, a nonprofit organization that repurposes donated flowers by arranging them into beautiful bedside bouquets for community members to inspire hope, happiness and emotional healing.