Local Stories, Local Clients
Your Bay Area Lending Partner
Community Bank of the Bay gets behind the Bay Area economy with a range of financing options designed to boost local businesses.
Businesses of all sizes can benefit from the advice and expertise of our dedicated business loans team, and our expedited in-house decision-making process.
Our business loans provide a complete package, with terms to suit your business needs and a range of convenient services included.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
Use an SBA loan to renovate or build new facilities, purchase equipment or acquire a building. Our small business financing experts will help define which loan is best for you.
We know how to secure loans for inspirational ideas. If we can’t help you, we will refer you to reputable lenders that meet your credit needs.
As an SBA-preferred lender, our in-house process is more streamlined, quicker and less complicated.
Find out how SchoolFoodies used an SBA loan to automate their production and grow.
We offer comprehensive banking solutions to individuals, professionals and owner-operators with personal attention given to every account holder.
Our bankers take pride in delivering a quality community banking experience to professional practices, family owned companies and self-managed businesses.
We are committed to helping you meet your financial goals by taking time to understand the unique challenges you face.
Watch a video about one of our favorite local account holders: two-time NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, Y.A. Tittle.
Real Estate Loans
Our experienced team of local lenders are experts in Bay Area real estate. We deliver expert service, support and advice along with competitive rates and affordable payment options.
At Community Bank of the Bay, all our lending decisions are made locally. Your loan application will not be held up by complicated policies.
Our community banking approach means prompt, professional service with a “partnership” approach that is all about our personal relationship with you.
Read how Hanson & Fitch purchased land to ensure their future success.
Our dedicated construction loan specialists assist Bay Area builders, developers and property owners to access flexible financing with customized features.
Our competitive loan packages allow you to acquire, expand or modernize commercial and residential properties.
Ask about our comprehensive financing packages for multi-family, office, industrial, retail, and hospitality businesses.
Loans and Credit
Bay Area Green Fund
Green Banking For A Better Future
“The mission of the Bay Area Green Fund is to reduce emissions and protect natural resources by offering FDIC-insured bank accounts that support financing of environmentally sustainable projects and businesses.” – BAGF Mission Statement (2015)
Community Bank of the Bay (CBB) is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a longstanding tradition of promoting job creation and economic revitalization by providing affordable deposit accounts and flexible financing to local businesses, nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations. In an effort to support a more environmentally sustainable economy, CBB created the Bay Area Green Fund (BAGF) in 2007. Re-launched in early 2015, the BAGF has become an innovative way for depositors to become “green” Impact Investors.
The BAGF is powered by deposits, which are leveraged to finance “green” projects and businesses that will positively impact the environment. By moving money into FDIC-insured accounts with CBB, BAGF Depositors are increasing the amount of financing that is available to local “green” businesses (and nonprofits). Conversely, by becoming BAGF Borrowers, eligible “green” businesses are demonstrating the economic viability of projects and practices that address one or more of the following Key Impact Areas:
- Emissions Reduction
- Energy Conservation
- Sustainable Food Systems
- Waste Reduction
- Water Conservation
To prevent “green washing” and demonstrate CBB’s renewed commitment to the BAGF, an Advisory Committee of environmental experts was formed in late 2014 to independently determine which credit-approved borrowers are eligible to participate. Using three Pathways of Participation to measure and evaluate sustainability, Advisors help to ensure that only “green” projects and businesses are allowed to be financed by BAGF deposits.
For more information about the BAGF, please contact your CBB Relationship Manager, or call 510-433-5400
Download details of the BAGF Advisory Board (PDF)
Bay Area Green Fund
The Bay Area Green Fund (BAGF) offers FDIC-insured bank accounts to finance environmentally sustainable projects and businesses.
A team of environmental experts – the BAGF Advisory Committee – objectively determines whether a project meets the fund’s standards.
Become a green impact investor or get funding for your sustainable green business or project.
Read how our financing helped SchoolFoodies green their production line.
BAGF Flyer (PDF)
We Know What Bay Area Businesses Need
Community Bank of the Bay is owned and managed by local entrepreneurs, driven by a shared vision to empower the economic heart of our communities with relationship banking.
There is no safer place for your money than a local state-chartered bank. When you bank with Community Bank of the Bay you are placing your trust in an institution that is locally invested, employs local decision makers, and is determined to nurture a thriving local economy.
Our Relationship Managers deliver a local, personal banking experience to support your growth and success because our existence depends on maintaining good client relationships.
When you make a deposit with us, you know that your funds are contributing to a stronger Bay Area economy. We owe our allegiance to our customers and our communities, because after all, the Bay Area is where all our employees live, work and do business.