Our Mission Is To Provide Strong Financial Futures For Montanans.
We create opportunity for ourselves and others by living the core values of Opportunity Bank of Montana:
About Opportunity Bank of Montana
Opportunity Bank of Montana opened our doors in 1922 in Helena, Montana as American Building & Loan. In 1972, we changed our name to American Savings & Loan Association. By 1980, the Bank had expanded our service area to include branch locations in Bozeman, Butte, and Townsend. In 1991, the Bank made the decision to convert our charter from a Savings & Loan to a Savings Bank and changed our name to American Federal Savings Bank to reflect this charter. Additional growth came in 2012 when the Bank announced the purchase of the seven Sterling Savings Bank locations in Montana, doubling our branch network and increasing our footprint across Montana. In 2014, the Bank applied to the State of Montana to change our charter from a Federal Savings & Loan to a State-Chartered Commercial Bank. Along with this change also came our rebranded name of Opportunity Bank of Montana. In 2017 the Bank acquired Ruby Valley Bank, and in 2018 acquired Big Muddy Bancorp, further solidifying the Bank as the fourth-largest Montana-based bank and expanding our market presence. In 2019, the bank announced our intent to acquire Western Bank of Wolf Point, expanding our branch delivery system to the hi-line. Once this acquisition is complete, Opportunity Bank will operate 22 full-service retail branches throughout Montana.
Today, our customers remain the driving force behind our success. Our nearly century-long commitment to our customers and our communities has earned our reputation as a leader in community banking.
At Opportunity Bank of Montana, we believe being part of community means giving back. We invest in our communities with a variety of sponsorships, grants, donations, and hours of staff volunteer time. In 2018, Opportunity Bank employees across the state contributed over 6,180 hours of hands-on support and professional leadership to local organizations.
Sponsorships and Grants
Through contributions to qualified nonprofit organizations and funding of an Endowment Fund, Opportunity bank supports activities which address the needs of our communities.
To apply for a donation, sponsorship or grant, first review our charitable contribution guidelines. If your project meets the guidelines, download the appropriate form below and return the completed form and supporting information via email, or directly to your local Opportunity Bank branch.
Foundations in Personal Finance for High Schools
Opportunity Bank is proud to sponsor the personal finance curriculum Foundations in Personal Finance from Ramsey Education. Our sponsorships make the program available free of charge to high schools in the counties we serve across Montana. For more information, please contact our Marketing team.