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Giving back is at the heart of our business model, because a community bank has an obligation to support its residents and businesses.

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When the community calls, Peoples Bank responds. Each year, we help sponsors hundreds of community events, projects, and celebrations in communities throughout Warren, Marion, Wayne, and Appanoose Counties.

If it weren't for our communities, we wouldn’t be here. That’s why we see ourselves as a genuine community partner responsible for providing much-needed financial support to a wide variety of organizations.

We’ve grouped our major projects here, by branch, for you to see all of the activities we sponsored in 2019.


We are very active in Carlisle, a close-knit community where the schools and park systems play an important part of everyday life. As Carlisle grows, so do we.

  • Carlisle 4th of July Festival
  • Carlisle Alumni Association
  • Carlisle Booster Club
  • Carlisle Chamber Golf Tournament
  • Carlisle Chamber Light Up Carlisle
  • Carlisle Community Schools
  • Carlisle Concession Stands
  • Carlisle Dollars for Scholars
  • Carlisle Empowering Education
  • Carlisle Friends of Parks
  • Carlisle High School Scholarship
  • Carlisle Police Cops and Shoppers
  • Carlisle PTO Color Run
  • Carlisle Soccer
  • Carlisle Youth Athletics
  • Carlisle Teacher Appreciation
  • Friends of Hartford playground donation
  • Hartford Fire Department
  • Hartford Parks Playground Equipment
  • Hartford Y Camp
  • Historic Palmyra Church


For such small towns, there's always something going on in Milo or Lacona. We've found great ways to volunteer and have fun, because why do it any other way?

  • Lacona Celebration 5K Run
  • Lacona Fireman's Association
  • Lucas County Development
  • Mid Iowa Council of Boy Scouts
  • Milo Country Christmas
  • Milo Fourth of July Celebration
  • Milo Lions Club
  • Milo Lions Club Bike and Walk trail
  • Milo Public Library
  • Southeast Warren Athletic Banners
  • Southeast Warren Concession Stands
  • Southeast Warren Dollars for Scholars
  • Southeast Warren Every 15 Minutes Program
  • Southeast Warren FFA
  • Southeast Warren High School Scholarship
  • Southeast Warren Military Wall of Honor
  • Southeast Warren Teacher Appreciation
  • Southeast Warren STEM Lab
  • Warhawk Little League 


Indianola is where Peoples Bank started, and we've been immersed in our community and providing financial support for 22 years. As the bank has grown, so has our community donations.

  • Christian Opportunity Center
  • Cradling New Life Golf Tournament
  • Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Dobbers UP
  • Emerson PTO
  • First Descents
  • Genesis Development
  • Girl Scouts of Central Iowa
  • Helping Hand
  • Hillbilly Hike
  • Imagine the Possibilities
  • Indianola Athletic Boosters
  • Indianola Band Uniforms
  • Indianola Chamber of Commerce
  • Indianola Community Youth Foundation
  • Indianola Community Foundation Tour of Homes
  • Indianola Concert Series
  • Indianola Dollars for Scholars
  • Indianola Football Camp
  • Indianola Ladies Golf Salad Luncheon
  • Indianola High School Band Uniform Drive
  • Indianola High School Drama Department
  • Indianola High School DECA
  • Indianola High School Scholarship
  • Indianola High School Yearbook
  • Indianola High School Vocal Music Program
  • Indianola Hillbilly Hike
  • Indianola Historic Cemetery
  • Indianola Hope Foundation
  • Indianola Kiwanis
  • Indianola Knights of Columbus
  • Indianola Lions Club
  • Indianola New Teacher Appreciation
  • Indianola Noon Rotary
  • Indianola Parks and Recreation
  • Indianola Parks Cemetery Walk
  • Indianola Parks Indoor Playground
  • Indianola Parks Sports Complex
  • Indianola Parks Super Hero Pool Party
  • Indianola Post of American Legion
  • Indianola Schools Wilder Elementary
  • Indoor Play Equipment Project
  • Irving Elementary
  • Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
  • National Balloon Classic
  • Paramount Theater Holiday Movie Tickets
  • Putt Putt for Pints
  • Reaching Higher Sponsorship
  • Rotary Club of Iowa
  • Simpson Athletic Department
  • Simpson Guild
  • St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor
  • Trinity United Methodist Youth Group Poinsettias
  • Victory Christian Academy
  • Warren County Extension and 4H
  • Warren County Fair
  • Warren County Fair Livestock Buyer
  • Warren County Habitat for Humanity
  • Warren County Historical Society
  • Warren County Leadership Academy
  • Warren County Pheasants Forever
  • WeLIFT
  • YMCA


Each year our involvement in the Pleasantville community grows. Our biggest event is the homecoming tailgate, where we serve more than 500 hot dogs and snacks to celebrate the big game!

  • Knoxville Hospital Gala
  • Marion County 4H and FFA Dinner
  • Marion County 4H Scholarship
  • Marion County Cattlemen’s Association
  • Marion County Fair
  • Marion County Fair Livestock Buyer
  • Melcher After Prom
  • Melcher-Dallas Coal Miners Festival
  • Pleasantville After Prom
  • Pleasantville American Legion
  • Pleasantville Booster Club
  • Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce
  • Pleasantville Christmas in the Park
  • Pleasantville High School Dance Team
  • Pleasantville High School Concession Stands
  • Pleasantville High School Scholarship
  • Pleasantville Little League
  • Pleasantville Pig Out
  • Pleasantville Pitch Tournament
  • Pleasantville Project Semicolon
  • Pleasantville Schools Coffee Cart Donation
  • Pleasantville Senior Citizen Group
  • Pleasantville Teacher Appreciation
  • Pony Express Riders


One of our most popular programs in Seymour is our student bank. Each school year we teach groups of students how to run a small bank.

  • Appanoose County Fair
  • Centerville Trap Team
  • Seymour After Prom
  • Seymour Amish Schools
  • Seymour Amish Medical Aid
  • Seymour Band Donation
  • Seymour Community Club
  • Seymour Empty Stocking
  • Seymour High School Scholarship
  • Seymour Old Settlers
  • Seymour Public Library
  • Seymour Vocal Music Donation
  • Wayne County Fair
  • Wayne County Veterans Affairs


In addition to providing financial support, Peoples Bank encourages our employees to give back to their communities and volunteer. In 2019, we logged 1,439 hours, an increase of 23% from 2019.

We spread our time across a diverse set of organizations and activities, and


  • Animal Lifeline Benefit Auction
  • Carlisle Athletic Boosters
  • Carlisle Chamber of Commerce
  • Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
  • Carlisle Dollars for Scholars Board
  • Carlisle Fourth of July Parade
  • Carlisle Peach Affair
  • Carlisle Pumpkinfest
  • Carlisle Schools Mock Interviews
  • Carlisle Youth Athletic Board
  • Light Up Carlisle


  • Lacona Days
  • Lacona Ragbrai Committee
  • Milo Food Pantry
  • Milo Fourth of July
  • Milo Small Town Christmas Committee
  • Southeast Warren Dollars for Scholars


  • Emerson Elementary
  • Empowering Education
  • Irving Elementary
  • Everybody Wins
  • Friday Night Live
  • Indianola Balloon Days Parade
  • Indianola Chamber Golf Tournament
  • Indianola Chamber of Commerce
  • Indianola Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
  • Indianola Dollars for Scholars Board
  • Indianola Little League Board
  • Indianola Noon Rotary
  • Indianola Ragbrai Committee
  • Junior Achievement
  • Mobile Food Bank
  • Proteus
  • Victory Christian Academy
  • Warren County Extension
  • Warren County Fair
  • Warren County Philanthropic Partnership


  • Marion County Extension Council
  • Marion County Fair
  • Pleasantville Booster Club
  • Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce
  • Pleasantville Christmas in the Park
  • Pleasantville FFA
  • Pleasantville Fourth of July
  • Pleasantville High School After Prom
  • Pleasantville Homecoming Tailgate
  • Pleasantville Youth Coalition


  • Appanoose County Fair
  • Moravia Fall Festival
  • Seymour Student Bank
  • Wayne County Child and Family Abuse Council


Each year, Peoples Bank awards six $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors, who have demonstrated a commitment to community involvement, and plan on furthering their education. Winners are chosen anonymously based on their school activities, community involvement, and essay answers.

The only qualification is they attend one of the following high schools: Carlisle, Indianola, Knoxville, Pleasantville, Seymour, and Southeast Warren. Applications are now being accepted for 2022 high school seniors in those communities:

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If your community organization or event needs funding, we invite you to Submit a Donation Request

While we’d love to be able to fund every request, that’s not always possible. We stretch our dollars to meet the needs of our communities. Our focus is always local first. We give priority to requests that come from within our branch communities in Warren, Marion, Wayne, and Appanoose Counties.



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Central Iowa's success is at the center of what we do.

When you win, we all win. That’s why we put our profits back in our community. It’s more than just philanthropy to us — it’s a responsibility.

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