2016 Strong Communities Award

The Strong Communities Award honors the projects, people and programs supported by FHLB Des Moines member financial institutions that help communities thrive.

You can vote for your favorite below. The voting will serve as a component of the selection process to award $15,000 to one urban and one rural project to promote small business and economic development in the community. Voting takes place from September 19 to September 30, 2016. Individuals will be limited to one vote per 24 hours. If you are having issues placing a vote again after 24 hours, please clear your browser’s cookies.


Urban Finalists

American Savings Bank and Finance Factors

Organization: Kupu
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Population: 953,207

First National Bank Alaska

Organization: United Way of Anchorage's 90% by 2020
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Population: 300,950

Pacific Continental Bank

Organization: Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
Location: Clark County, Washington
Population: 443,817

Rural Finalists

Community Bank and Trust, CBI Bank & Trust and First National Bank of Muscatine

Organization: City of Muscatine
Location: Muscatine, Iowa
Population: 23,880

First Security Bank

Organization: Bonner Property Development, LLC
Location: Bonner-West Riverside, Montana
Population: 1,663

ProGrowth Bank, Cornerstone State Bank and The First National Bank of Fairfax

Organization: RS Fiber Cooperative
Location: 10 rural cities and 17 townships in Minnesota
Population: ~15,000