Dakota First

Putting Dakota First

We want to see our communities thrive, which is why we go out of our way to find ways to support them. Our employees invest hundreds of local volunteer hours each year. First Dakota financially supports an extensive range of community groups, organizations and causes. Through good times and bad, we are here to help you Account For Your Dreams.


When times got tough during the COVID-19 outbreak, we created an uplifting video reminding us that we need community now more than ever. Although everyday life had changed, life was not canceled. Family was not canceled. Dreams were not canceled.

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We launched Operation Dakota First as our own stimulus package for local businesses impacted by the response to COVID-19. First Dakota employees were given up to $148 each (a dollar for each year we’ve been in business) to spend at businesses in their communities. The economic boost was instant, and very well received:

Dakota First Testimonials

“A tip of the Dakota Angler cap goes to First Dakota National Bank! Today they sent out their 369 employees with money to spend at true local businesses and Dakota Angler was one of those! We greatly appreciate their concerns for local “Mom & Pop” stores in these times!”

“Amidst the craziness that we are calling life right now, it is so uplifting to see a company do something selfless and positive. A big shout out to @FirstDakota for making an impact! They have given each of their employees money to spend at their local small businesses. For those of you who chose to support The Lemonade Stand with that money, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

“Wow!!! Pay it forward happened BIG last night! An employee of First Dakota came into the store bought a few things and then gave my employee a $96 tip!!! What an awesome thing to do! Thanks First Dakota!!!” - 2nd & Lawler Co.

Committed to Our Communities

At First Dakota National Bank, we will strengthen our communities by providing time, talent, and resources. We are proud of our past and committed to building successful futures. At First Dakota, we are proud of our accomplishments in the communities we serve. Browse our archive of press releases, videos, and radio announcements.

Sponsorship & Donations

We’re proud to support our local communities. Have a sponsorship request for your next event or fundraiser? We invest back into our local towns. Fill out our Request Form and submit it to us for review.

Donation and Sponsorship Request Form

We Love the Communities We Serve

From serving alongside our hardworking neighbors to creating new Christmas memories, there are so many reasons we love the communities we serve.