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.
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.
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.
Of our loans are given to businesses and organizations right here in the Bay Area.
donated to nonprofits in 2019
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.
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
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.