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Community Commitment of First National Bank Bemidji

The First National Bank Bemidji continues to be a strong financial supporter of community organizations and events. Over 100 different nonprofit organizations receive financial support from First National Bank Bemidji every year. Financial support is an important aspect; however, volunteer efforts are the key to our community's success. Employees and management volunteer their time regularly. This volunteer effort is a way to acknowledge the importance of our customers and our community. In 1997, during our 100th anniversary, our employees recorded over 2000 hours of volunteer time in a six-month period. This effort continues and has grown since then. Our partnership with you includes commitment to our community.

We put a lot of effort into working with local groups to make Bemidji a great place to live and work. Some of the organizations that FNBB supports with donations and volunteer efforts include:

  • 4-H

  • American Diabetes Society

  • American Cancer Society

  • American Heart Association

  • Bemidji Area Habitat for Humanity

  • Bemidji Area Habitat for Humanity Women Build Project

  • Bemidji Chamber of Commerce

  • Bemidji Community Art Center

  • Bemidji Community Art Council

  • Bemidji High School Activities - Lumberjack Bonspiel  - Raising over $15,000 each year.

  • Bemidji Sculpture Walk

  • Bemidji Symphony Orchestra

  • Bemidji United Way

    • Holiday Gifts for Kids

  • Bemidji Sculpture Walk

  • Bemidji Youth Hockey, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball

  • Beltrami County Mounted Posse

  • BSU Foundation 

    • Beaver Pride

    • Nick Welle Scholarship

    • Walk for BSU Athletes

  • Joint Economic Development

  • MS Society

  • North Star Chapter of Red Cross

  • Northwest Regional Small Business Development Center

  • The Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area

As Bemidji's Partner for Generations, we are proud to support these organizations plus many others that help build and sustain our community. We have chosen to make Bemidji as our town and home for all of our office locations and business focus.


First National Bank Bemidji Foundation


This foundation was established to assist in grant making to qualified nonprofit organizations within Bemidji and our surrounding community to help enhance, strengthen and improve the quality of life for area children and their families. The FNBB Foundation Board meets annually to review application and make grants that agree with the mission of enhancing the lives of children. 



Paul Welle                                                                  Sue Engel

FNBB Foundation President                                         FNBB Foundation Secretary/Treasurer



Application information is available by calling Sue Engel


First National Bank Bemidji Foundation 
ATTN Sue Engel 

P O Box 670
Bemidji MN 56619-0670 


Or complete application and mail to address listed above.

First National Bank Bemidji Foundation:               

American Indian Resource Center

Community Support Systems DBA Hope House North Star Chapter of the Red Cross

B Team - Tobacco Education

Concordia Language Camp

Northern Community Radio - KBXE

Bemidji Community Theater

Creativity Festival

Northern Dental Access Center

Beltrami County Humane Society

Fishing Has No Boundaries

Northern School PTO Committee

Beltrami Historical Society

Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park

Northwest Indian Opportunities

Bemidji Area Food Shelf

Headwaters School of Music & the Arts

NW MN Foundation HS Bank Scholarships

Bemidji Public Library

Headwaters Science Center

NW Tech Foundation

Bemidji Area Habitat for Humanity

Healthy Community Healthy Kids

Oak Hills Fellowship Legacy

Bemidji Area Red Cross  

Horace May Activity Fund

Ours to Serve House of Hospitality/Village of Hope

Bemidji Chorale

KAWE Lakeland Public TV

Paul Bunyan Playhouse

Bemidji Gymnastics Club

Kinship North

Red Lake Entrepreneurship Program

Bemidji Public Schools

Lakeland Public TV  

Red Lake Nation Boys and Girls Club

Bemidji Skate & Bike Plaza

Leech Lake Tribal College

Sharing Computers with the Community

Bemidji Symphony Orchestra

Lumberjack Foundation

Solway School PTO

Bemidji Youth Baseball

Minnesota Public Radio

Special Olympics

Bemidji Youth Football

N MN Public Television - KAWE

St Mary's Mission

Bemidji Youth Hockey

North Country Health Services Foundation

Wells Academy

Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area

North Country Regional Hospital


Central School Talent Development & Playground Project   

Community Kid Care Committee

1995-2013   Total Grants - 701,463.56

Program limitations/restrictions: No grants to individuals, programs limited to support specific religious programs, political lobbying organizations, or national causes outside our market area.

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