Great Western Bank Provides Making Life Great Grants to Boost Community Well-Being


Great Western Bank Provides Making Life Great Grants to Boost Community Well-Being

GROW Nebraska is proud to announce Great Western Bank has a new partner. Great Western Bank recently made a $5,000 donation to the GROW Nebraska Foundation to support GROW Nebraska’s training initiatives.

“This funding will help our program provide and reach more Nebraska businesses with our trainings and training on demand services.  We are thrilled to have Great Western Bank as a partner” stated Rodney Whipple President of the GROW Nebraska Foundation.


GROW Nebraska Team accepts Great Western Bank’s $5,000 donation on May 7th, 2019

SIOUX FALLS, SD – March 20, 2019 – Great Western Bank has announced additional organizations across Nebraska to receive funding under its Making Life Great grants program.  These non-profit organizations will receive grant money to help with a variety of challenges including financial education, affordable housing, workforce development and economic stability.

“It is our privilege to support the many worthwhile efforts in our communities,” said Great Western Bank President and Chief Operating Officer Doug Bass.  “Our goal with community funding is to cultivate lasting relationships and to give back to our communities in ways that directly align with our mission to Make Life Great.”

Major recipients include:

  • GROW Nebraska Foundation of Kearney, NE to assist with programming that targets economic development and workforce development
  • inCOMMON Community Development of Omaha, NE to help build prosperous neighborhoods
  • Omaha Association for the Blind of Omaha, NE to assist with affordable housing

In fiscal year 2019, Great Western Bank donated more than $2 million in total donations and sponsorships to community groups across its nine-state footprint.  To learn more about Great Western Bank’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit our website at


About Great Western Bank

Great Western Bank is a full-service regional bank focused on relationship-based business and agribusiness banking. Great Western Bank services its customers through more than 170 branches in nine states: Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Great Western Bank offers small and mid-sized businesses a focused suite of financial products and a range of deposit and loan products to retail customers through several channels, including the branch network, online banking system, mobile banking applications and customer care centers. Great Western Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: GWB).  To learn more visit

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