Company Success
Drives Charity Success

The charitable success of The Second Step Foundation is now partnered by the employees at Interstate Companies, Inc. Their hard work at dozens of branches in communities across 13 states fuels the success of our privately held company.

Each year, a portion of Interstate’s profits are donated to the foundation to help meet the needs of the communities where we operate. Our company’s ongoing success gives back to the places where our employees live.

The Second Step
Foundation has donated $

Recipients Meet Three Criteria

To be considered for a grant from The Second Step Foundation, the recipient organizations must pass three criteria requiring that they are:

  • Not attached to any religious organization
  • Not attached to any political organization
  • A registered not-for-profit organization

Donations Help
Our Communities

Each year, charities in 27 Interstate markets receive donations make on behalf of employees who work at branches from Interstate’s divisions – I-State Truck Center, Assembly Systems, Southwest Products, Interstate Power Systems, Bearing Systems, Industrial Systems, Energy Systems and Transport Refrigeration.

Giving

Foundation board members welcomed suggestions from Interstate employees, some of whom have personal experiences with organizations that do such good work in their communities. The board did further research on nominated charities and made the selections.

  • 2014 – 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

Second Step Foundation is proud to have been able to support the great organizations listed below impacting the lives of kids, supporting veterans, fighting hunger and even supporting education.
To learn more about these organizations, click the links and visit their websites.

2019

South Dakota
McCrossan Boys Ranch
mccrossan.org

2018

Minnesota
The Hunger Project
thp.org

2017

Minnesota
Summit Academy OIC
saoic.org

2016

Minnesota
Honor Flight Twin Cities
honorflighttwincities.org

2015

South Dakota
Children’s Inn
chssd.org/childrensinn

2014

Minnesota
Faith’s Lodge
faithslodge.org

In 2020, the foundation proudly donated to 26 charities that work to make a difference in markets where Interstate branches operate.
To learn more about these organizations, click the links and visit their websites.

Illinois

Carol Stream IPS
Greater Chicago Food Depository, chicagosfoodbank.org

Rockford IPS
Rock River Valley Pantry, rrvp.org

Indiana

Gary IPS
Meals on Wheels of NW Indiana mownwi.org

Iowa

Cedar Rapids IPS
Linn Community Food Bank linncommunityboodbank.org

Altoona IPS
Food Bank of Iowa (Des Moines) foodbankiowa.org

Davenport IPS
River Bend Food Bank riverbendfoodbank.org

Sioux City ITC
Food Bank of Siouxland siouxlandfoodbank.org

Michigan

Iron Mountain IPS
Western Upper Peninsula Food Bank feedwm.org

Minnesota

Waite Park IBS
Rocori Area Food Shelf (Cold Spring) rocoriareafoodshelf.org

Blaine ITC, Corporate Office-Minneapolis, Inver Grove Heights ITC, Lakeville IPS & IBS
Neighbors, Inc. (South St. Paul) neightborsmn.org

Missouri

Kansas City ASI
Nourish Kansas City nourishkc.org

Montana

Billings IPS & IBS, ITC
Family Service billingsfamilyservice.org

Great Falls ITC
Great Falls Community Food Bank greatfallsfoodbank.org

Missoula ITC
Montana Food Bank Network mfbn.org

Nebraska

Lincoln IPS
Food Bank of Lincoln lincolnfoodbank.org

Omaha IPS
Food Bank for the Heartland foodbankheartland.org

North Dakota

Bismarck IPS & IBS, ITC
Great Plains Food Bank greatplainsfoodbank.org

Fargo: Fargo IPS & IBS; West Fargo ASI
Great Plains Food Bank greatplainsfoodbank.org

Grand Forks IPS
Great Plains Food Bank greatplainsfoodbank.org

Williston IPS
Great Plains Food Bank greatplainsfoodbank.org

South Dakota

Sioux Falls ITC & IPS
Feeding South Dakota feedingsouthdakota.org

Watertown ITC
Feeding South Dakota feedingsouthdakota.org

Wisconsin

Madison ITC
The River Food Pantry riverfoodpantry.org

Marshfield ITC & ASI
Nutrition on Weekends (NOW), United Way, marshfieldareaunitedway.org

Butler IPS
Hunger Task Force (Milwaukee) hungertaskforce.org

Wyoming

Gillette IPS & IBS
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (Evansville) wyomingfoodbank.org

In 2021, the foundation proudly donated to 27 charities that work to make a difference in markets where Interstate branches operate.
To learn more about these organizations, click the links and visit their websites.

Arizona

Phoenix IPS
Agua Fria Food Bank, affcb.org/

Illinois

Carol Stream IPS
Greater Chicago Food Depository, chicagosfoodbank.org

Rockford IPS
Rock River Valley Pantry, rrvp.org

Indiana

Gary IPS
Meals on Wheels of NW Indiana, mownwi.org

Iowa

Cedar Rapids IPS
Linn Community Food Bank, linncommunityboodbank.org

Altoona IPS
Food Bank of Iowa (Des Moines), foodbankiowa.org

Davenport IPS
River Bend Food Bank, riverbendfoodbank.org

Sioux City ITC
Food Bank of Siouxland, siouxlandfoodbank.org

Michigan

Iron Mountain IPS
Western Upper Peninsula Food Bank, feedwm.org

Minnesota

Waite Park IBS
Rocori Area Food Shelf (Cold Spring), rocoriareafoodshelf.org

Blaine ITC, Corporate Office-Minneapolis, Inver Grove Heights ITC, Lakeville IPS & IBS
Hunger Solutions, hungersolutions.org

Missouri

Kansas City ASI
The Hope Market, thehopemarket.org

Montana

Billings IPS & IBS, ITC
Billings Food Bank, billingsfoodbank.com

Great Falls ITC
Great Falls Community Food Bank, greatfallsfoodbank.org

Missoula ITC
Montana Food Bank Network, mfbn.org

Nebraska

Lincoln IPS
Food Bank of Lincoln, lincolnfoodbank.org

Omaha IPS
Food Bank for the Heartland, foodbankheartland.org

North Dakota

Bismarck IPS & IBS, ITC
Great Plains Food Bank, greatplainsfoodbank.org

Fargo: Fargo IPS & IBS; West Fargo ASI
Great Plains Food Bank, greatplainsfoodbank.org

Grand Forks IPS
Great Plains Food Bank, greatplainsfoodbank.org

Williston IPS
Great Plains Food Bank, greatplainsfoodbank.org

South Dakota

Sioux Falls ITC & IPS
Feeding South Dakota, feedingsouthdakota.org

Watertown ITC
Feeding South Dakota, feedingsouthdakota.org

Wisconsin

Madison ITC
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern WI, secondharvestmadison.org

Marshfield ITC & ASI
Soup or Socks, souporsocks.org

Butler IPS
Hunger Task Force (Milwaukee), hungertaskforce.org

Wyoming

Gillette IPS & IBS
Edible Prairie Project – Summer Weekend Meals for Kids, edibleprairieproject.org/summer-weekend-meals-for-kids/