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Our Impact

As a community bank, we’re here to help secure your financial future while doing good in the community.

Banking with a Mission

Our mission is to make a positive and sustainable economic impact on our community as a committed and resourceful financial partner to local businesses, creative professionals, and nonprofit organizations.

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    Strengthening the Economic Heart

    We aim to empower the economic heart of our communities, supporting our customers’ growth through a local banking experience.

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    Providing Affordable Financial Tools

    We champion economic revitalization by offering affordable deposit accounts, flexible financing and skilled technical assistance.

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    Supporting Environmental Health

    We strive to be a sustainable, environmentally friendly financial institution; our Oakland Office is a certified Bay Area Green Business.

Anti-Displacement Code of Conduct

As California’s first certified Community Development Financial Institution, our mission is to provide affordable financing to businesses and nonprofits in order to strengthen our local economy.

We place the needs of our community at a high priority and align with the California Reinvestment Coalition to stem the tide of displacement for communities in our backyard.

In 2018, we signed the Anti-Displacement Code of Conduct because stopping displacement follows our mission, as a values-based bank. In fact, we’re proud to say that we’re one of the only banks in the State of California to do so.

Impact Numbers

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    80%

    Of our loans are given to businesses and organizations right here in the Bay Area.

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    Over $70k

    donated to nonprofits in 2019

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    $25M

    Loans nonprofit organizations

Take Control of Your Financial Future

When our community is financially fit, everybody wins. That’s why it’s part of our mission to empower our individual and banking customers with the resources they need to master their money.

  • Money IQ for Individuals

    Protect sensitive information, understand your credit score, and learn how to set up alerts with our informative video tutorials.

    Explore our video library

  • Money IQ for Businesses

    Save your business time and money, protect your business from fraud and scams, and learn about other services to help your business thrive.

    Explore our business video library

Green Banking for a Better Future

Do you know what your bank funds on your behalf? Now you have a choice. Ensure that your money helps the environment. Reduce emissions. Protect natural resources. Support sustainable communities. That’s the mission of the Bay Area Green Fund, where you can invest in the future you believe in.

Our fund has over

$7 M in deposits currently

We've loaned over

$21 M to green projects

Percentage invested in approved projects
100%

Move Your Money into a Green Fund Checking or Savings Account to Make a Difference

Want to make a difference every time you make a deposit? You’re in the right place.

Learn about the Bay Area Green Fund

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Why Bank with a CDFI?

As a CDFI, we expand economic opportunities in underserved areas, while making a broad spectrum of community contributions.

Learn more about what it means to be a CDFI

Our Community Roots

Our roots run deep, Learn about CBB’s history and meet our dedicated, community-minded team.

About CBB

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