Strengthening the Economic Heart
We aim to empower the economic heart of our communities, supporting our customers’ growth through a local banking experience.
Providing Affordable Financial Tools
We champion economic revitalization by offering affordable deposit accounts, flexible financing and skilled technical assistance.
Supporting Environmental Health
We strive to be a sustainable, environmentally friendly financial institution; our Oakland Office is a certified Bay Area Green Business.
Our most important assets are our team members; they’re at the heart of our mission and the key to our success. We believe that our team’s diverse backgrounds and experiences make us a better bank. We seek employees who are as diverse as the communities we serve.
CDFIs Help People When Others Turn Them Away
As California’s first certified 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.
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.
Loans in Low or Moderate Income Areas: Only 28% of the San Francisco Bay Area is considered low or moderate-income, yet more than half of the loans given by CBB in 2021 were to businesses in low-to-moderate income areas. We continue to prioritize helping the local businesses and neighborhoods that need it the most.
Bay Area Green Fund: Green Banking For A Better Future
Since the Bay Area Green Fund was created in 2006, we have offered environmentally-friendly banking solutions to support individuals, local businesses, and the environment. Unlike many big banks, the Bay Area Green Fund doesn’t give loans to fossil-fuel projects. We invest in “green” projects in one of five environmental categories.
- Waste Reduction
- Clean Energy
- Green Real Estate
- Environmental Stewardship
- Sustainable Food Systems
Why Bank with a CDFI?
As a CDFI, we expand economic opportunities in underserved areas, while making a broad spectrum of community contributions.
Our Community Roots
Our roots run deep, Learn about CBB’s history and meet our dedicated, community-minded team.