ABC Bank was incorporated in 1891 as Austin State Bank. More than 100 years later, the Bank has grown to five locations - four in Chicago and the fifth in Bensenville. ABC Bank is a locally owned and managed institution, leveraging its grass roots experience to serve the social and economic needs of the communities we serve. ABC Bank is committed to building value for its communities by sponsoring community events and supporting local fundraisers, becoming an integral part of each of the communities they serve.
Albina Community Bank
Albina Community Bank was founded in 1995 to serve the residential and commercial credit needs of primarily low- and moderate-income individuals and families in the diverse neighborhoods of North Portland. Today the bank has grown into a channel for socially conscious individuals and businesses in the Portland area looking to make a difference in their local neighborhoods.
Bank of Anguilla
For 110 years, The Bank of Anguilla has served Mississippi's rural Sharkey and Issaquena counties. The economies of the two counties are primarily agricultural, benefiting from rich farming soil along the Mississippi River. As the only bank operating in Sharkey and Issaquena, The Bank of Anguilla plays a vital role in providing financial services to these rural, low-income communities. Bank employees and the Board proudly serve in various civic organizations and leadership roles.
Bank of Kilmichael
The Bank of Kilmichael understands the only way to truly serve customers' banking needs is to know and understand them and their business interests. With directors, management and staff all proud members of the community they serve, customers are provided with quick and creative solutions for their banking needs and are always treated on a personal basis.
Bank of Vernon
The Bank of Vernon was chartered in Vernon, Alabama on November 11, 1911. Today, with nearly $150 million in assets, Bank of Vernon is continuing to grow and serve its community with modern facilities and technology.
Bank2 is a community bank committed to helping people build better lives. Both the bank and its holding company, Chickasaw Banc Holding Company, are 100% owned by the Chickasaw Nation. Bank2 has received state and national recognition for their efforts in Native America, and is the #1 source of Native American home loans in the state of Oklahoma.They are rated a 4-Star Bank by BauerFinancial, a trusted financial rating body. Bank2 was also recognized by the American Bankers Association Banking Journal as the #1 and #3 community bank in the nation in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
For more than 125 years, BankFirst has provided service to Mississippi communities, living up to its motto: "Strength, Stability, and Service." BankFirst has experienced and withstood the Great Depression, expanded to 11 branches, and built a strong foundation of products and services. Thanks to its committed leadership, BankFirst Financial Services has been able to withstand tough economic times, continue to grow, make a profit for its shareholders, and serve the needs of its customers and their communities.
Established in 1909 and certified as a Community Development Financial Institution in 2010, BankPlus focuses on attracting, developing, and retaining high-performance employees who work to ensure the best possible service for their customers and exceptional return on investment to their shareholders. BankPlus is a subsidiary of BancPlus Corporation, a one‐bank holding company located in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The bank received an "Outstanding" overall rating in its 2012 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Exam, which also noted the bank’s exemplary record regarding its community development lending and excellent record regarding its innovative and flexible lending practices.
Beneficial State Bank
Beneficial State Bank, formerly One PacificCoast Bank, is headquartered in Oakland, California with branches in Seattle, Washington, Ilwaco, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Their founding team shared a vision to start a bank that finances community-based businesses, builds the long-term prosperity of responsible consumers and supports companies that have a commitment to the environment. Beneficial State Bank is committed to a vision of “beneficial banking,” offering a full line of traditional banking services, but with a distinct focus on the traditionally underserved: low-income communities, sustainable businesses and job creation.
Broadway Federal Bank
Broadway Federal Bank was founded in 1946 by a group of civic minded men and women who had identified the need for conventional loans to minority consumers who were ignored by all of the existing financial institutions. Broadway continues to fulfill the mission of providing conventional loans and in providing training for minorities desirous of entering the industry. The Bank’s mission is to serve the real estate, business, and financial needs of customers in underserved urban communities with a commitment to excellent service, profitability, and sustained growth.
Los Angeles, California
Carver Federal Savings Bank
Carver Federal Savings Bank has served African-American communities traditionally denied access to debt capital for more than 60 years. From its headquarters in Harlem, the bank lends to consumers, businesses, non-profits, and faith-based institutions throughout New York City. Receiving accolades from the community, and regulatory agencies, Carver is a national leader among community development banks and minority owned institutions.
New York, New York
Carver State Bank
Carver State Bank has been a vital part of the Savannah, GA community since it was founded as the Georgia Savings and Realty Corporation in 1927. The mission of Carver State Bank is to maintain a sound, profitable, growing institution by providing high-quality products and services for the Bank's customers, especially those in it's targeted communities.
Central Bank of Kansas City
Central Bank of Kansas City is a community bank with a long and successful history of business lending and outreach, based on its strategy of revitalizing the urban core and building wealth in low-income neighborhoods. With the main branch in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast neighborhood—where it was founded in 1951—Central Bank now has seven locations throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. For eleven of the past twelve years, the bank has earned the CDFI Bank Enterprise Award for its involvement in the community it serves.
Kansas City, Missouri
City First Bank of DC
City First Bank delivers innovative and creative community development finance services to low- and moderate-income communities of Washington DC and nearby suburbs. The only dedicated community development bank in the region, City First focuses on building assets – financing small companies, affordable housing, and community facilities. City First provides a range of banking services to nonprofit organizations and small businesses. They offer competitive returns to socially motivated investors who want a double bottom line return. With aid from the New Markets Tax Credit, they are able to finance large scale projects and offer subsidized financing for eligible projects that offer demonstrated and sustained benefits in low wealth neighborhoods.
Washington, District Of Columbia
City National Bank of New Jersey
Founded in 1971, City National Bank is dedicated to building wealth and improving the quality of life within the New York and New Jersey communities it serves. It is the only African-American owned commercial bank serving both New York and New Jersey and is third largest Black-owned and operated financial institution in the US. City National Bank's community commitment runs deep in everything they do, including their City National Urban Fund, which supports economic development projects.
Newark, New Jersey
One of the South’s fastest-growing financial institutions did not originate in a large, metropolitan area or grow with the usual bank business plan. Community Bancshares of Mississippi, Inc., started more than 100 years ago in a small timber community in east central Mississippi and has grown by employing a unique approach to one of America’s most routine industries. From 1995 until today, with few acquisitions, Community Bancshares has grown from $200 million in assets and a couple of offices to more than $2.4 billion in assets, 40 offices and over 660 employees in four states. Simple values like fairness, integrity, honesty, respect, humility, self-sacrifice, and kindness are all hallmarks of the type of organization Community Bank strives to build every day.
Community Bank of the Bay
Community Bank of Bay was founded in 1997 to serve the credit needs of historically underserved businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Locally owned and operated, the bank invests in the economic vitality, community spirit, and future of Oakland. With exceptional local market expertise and broad industry knowledge, the bank brings value to customers and their community.
Community Capital Bank of Virginia
Community Capital Bank of Virginia's mission is to offer innovative, flexible financial products designed to support housing and community development ventures, increase jobs and build sustainable communities. VCC offers loan capital that is broader than bank lending to projects that have a positive community impact in low- to moderate-income communities in underserved geographies and markets. Formed with an initial investment from the State of Virginia, the bank opened for business in 2008 to serve the needs of disinvested communities across the Commonwealth. The bank and its nonprofit holding company, Virginia Community Capital, are financing the development of innovative loan and investment solutions for affordable housing, economic development projects, and small businesses.
Finance and Thrift
Finance and Thrift has been helping customers save and grow their money since 1925. Through tailored relationships with clients, Finance and Thrift helps people get greater access to life’s necessities. They work with customers to provide the best terms for their needs and help people better manage their financial resources through financial literacy education.
First American International Bank
First American International Bank is a New York State chartered commercial bank headquartered in Brooklyn of New York City. It was founded in 1999 at Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a predominantly low-income Chinese community that is fast growing with a large population of recent immigrants. Now the bank has nine Branches and four Mortgage/Credit Offices in all four major Asian/Chinese community areas: Chinatown in Manhattan, Sunset Park in Brooklyn, Flushing, and Elmhurst and Forest Hills in Queens. A primary mission of the Bank is economic development of the Asian communities in which it conducts business, to stimulate economic growth and to promote investment and job creation, while serving the financial needs of all its residents and businesses.
New York, New York
First Eagle Bank
First Eagle Bank is an entrepreneurial, independent bank focused on developing long lasting relationships with their customers, and community. They take an active role in their community and have received an "Outstanding" Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating. First Eagle Bank is committed to providing credit, capital and financial services to underserved communities and their staff is personally committed and involved with non-profits that assist people in ther communities.
Hanover Park, Illinois
First Independence Bank
First Independence Bank has served Detroit communities for more than 40 years. They have always treated customers as their most important asset, with products and services designed to best-serve customers' needs. First Independence takes their responsibilities as a member of their community seriously and it is their policy to never trade off profits for citizenship responsibilities. First Independence provides high-quality, meaningful jobs to employees while contributing to the success of their communities and shareholders.
First Security Bank
First Security Bank opened its doors in 1952 with just $50,000, five people and a single Batesville, Mississippi location. Today, with over 200 employees and assets of more than $475 million, the bank operates 15 locations and serves five counties in North Mississippi. But the bank's guiding principle has remained the same: to provide genuine, personal service to each person who walks through its doors.
Gateway Bank, F.S.B.
San Francisco-based Gateway Bank, F.S.B. has an unwavering commitment to bringing strength and stability to the mortgage and deposit markets that it serves. Gateway has maintained its core philosophy – using banking dollars to make customers’ housing dreams a reality. By maintaining this focus, the Bank continues to provide profit opportunities and unparalleled service to all its mortgage customers and business partners.
San Francisco, California
Guaranty Bank and Trust
Since 1943, Guaranty Bank & Trust Company has been serving their customers as a locally owned and operated institution. Guaranty Bank’s philosophy is to provide the best banking products along with personal, quality customer service. With a team of highly-qualified community bankers committed to serving all of their markets and low-income areas, Guaranty Bank makes a difference by providing financial services to individuals and businesses alike. Guaranty Bank & Trust Company proudly helps to facilitate economic development in Mississippi and is a leader in the community banking field.
Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan Association
Thirteen African-American men, and their many supporters, had a dream to establish a savings and loan association sensitive to the needs of Black residents of Chicago. Their persistence paid-off when in 1934, Illinois Service Federal was founded. The doors opened to a one-room office with deposits of $7,000. The first few depositors had balances ranging from four to fifty dollars. As assets grew, so did our ability to help the local communities grow and prosper. Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan Association today serves over 14,000 customers and has assets of more than $133 million dollars.
Since 1934, Industrial Bank has delivered essential banking and financial services that have contributed greatly to the growth and development of the Washington, D.C. community. From that first day, when Industrial Bank had just six employees and $192,000 in assets, Industrial has grown to over 150 employees and over $333 million in assets. In addition to providing a full range of banking services, Industrial Bank works to create a vibrant local economy through public/private partnerships, banking education seminars and sponsorships.
Washington, District Of Columbia
International Bank of Chicago
The International Bank of Chicago's objective is to be a primary contributing member of the diverse communities of Uptown, Chinatown, Bellwood, Stone Park and their neighboring communities. Our goal is to serve their consumer, commercial and retail needs while serving all racial and ethnic backgrounds. By offering a varied staff of officers and employees we strive to provide services in related languages in a friendly, efficient and personal manner. Soundness, service and integrity are paramount.
Stone Park, Illinois
Mechanics and Farmers Bank
Mechanics and Farmers Bank was chartered in 1907 by a group of nine prominent black North Carolina businessmen who hoped to meet the needs of the state's underserved black community. Today, M&F Bank's employees carry on that tradition, providing quality service to all customers and promoting personal and community development with an attitude of appreciation and respect.
Durham, North Carolina
Merchants and Planters Bank
The Merchants and Planters Bank of Raymond, Mississippi was chartered in 1906 by local business people with an interest in creating a locally owned and operated bank to serve their community. Although the list of services provided to its customers has grown considerably from its early years, their commitment to extending only the best in personal banking to Mississippians is unshakable. With strong capital and a desire to extend services to a fast growing commercial and residential market, Merchants and Planters Bank continues its commitment to serve its market with the best in small bank products.
Metro Bank, formerly Louisville Community Development Bank, was founded in 1997 as a partnership of the local community and area banks. Responding to the need to spur revitalization in disinvested neighborhoods, Metro Bank spearheaded a multi-prong investment strategy by creating a for-profit real estate affiliate to spur housing revitalization, a nonprofit to assist businesses, and a New Market Tax Credit fund to invest in neighborhood projects. Metro Bank educates traditional banks in the region and socially motivated investors across the nation about the value of community investing. Today, the Bank has over $27 million in deposits and successfully executes one of the most unique approaches to economic development in America.
Mission Valley Bank
Mission Valley Bank opened for business in July 2001. At the time, a long series of mergers and acquisitions among banks in California’s San Fernando Valley had resulted in declining service and a lack of access to credit. In response, a group of local business and community organizers came together to form the first new independent bank in the region in over four years. Since then, Mission Valley has become a critical resource for the community with a focus on promoting small business development and entrepreneurship.
Sun Valley, California
Native American Bank, NA
In 2001, twenty Native American tribes and Alaskan Native corporations established a national bank to serve all Native people, communities, governments and enterprises across the country. Today Native American Bank is the only Native owned, federally chartered bank in the United States. Native Americans have long been subject to an acute lack of access to credit and financial services preventing individuals as well as communities from achieving self-sufficiency and financial security. NAB pools economic resources from Indian tribes and tribal entities all across the country to support economic independence and cultivate self-determination in Native American communities.
Neighborhood National Bank
Neighborhood National Bank is a recognized leader in providing banking products and services to small businesses in underserved and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods of San Diego. Opening its doors in 1997, the bank plays a pivotal role in spurring the commercial revitalization of disinvested neighborhoods. Serving a culturally diverse customer base, Neighborhood provides a welcome home for minority, women, and immigrant-owned businesses that the traditional banking sector often overlooks.
National City, California
Noah Bank provides financial products and services to communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and the Metro DC area. In addition to serving its primarily Korean-American customer base, Noah Bank also specializes in small business financing for the Chinese-American, Indo-American, Latin-American and Jewish business communities. Noah Bank specializes in SBA lending to small businesses and has a track record of success. In the SBA fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, Noah Bank ranked first in dollars lent in the New Jersey region, second in dollars lent in the New York region, and 11th in dollars lent nationwide.
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
OneUnited Bank, with offices in California, Florida and Massachusetts, is the premier bank for urban communities. Its mission is to provide affordable financial services to support economic development in urban communities and to maintain superior financial performance to maximize shareholder value. As the first Black online bank and the first Black interstate bank in the country, OneUnited Bank unites urban communities to share ideas, technology and management resources to better meet the banking needs of inner city communities.
Pan American Bank
Pan American Bank's mission is to build long lasting, advisory-based relationships with their clients by delivering superior products and services that enable them to "Live The Dream." Pan American Bank is committed to nurturing every relationship they have with their clients, employees and communities. These relationships, combined with superior standards and service, form a solid foundation on which clients can build successful lives.
Melrose Park, Illinois
In 1908, Peoples Bank opened with a commitment to providing service to rural Simpson County, much of which lacked access financial institutions. During the Great Depression, the bank attracted accolades by refusing to close as banks locked their doors across the nation. More banks closed in America that day then any day before or since, but Peoples Bank committed serving its community and stayed open. Today, Peoples embraces the principles established by our founders; traditions that begin with personal service and traditions and evoke corporate citizenship in the areas they serve.
Southern Bancorp, Inc. is one of America’s largest rural development banks with approximately $1.1 billion in assets, serving over 80,000 customers at 39 branches in both Arkansas and Mississippi. Southern was founded in 1986 by then Governor Bill Clinton, Wal-Mart Chair Rob Walton, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and others who were concerned about the economic decline of rural Arkansas. Southern invests in people and businesses in rural communities, empowers them to improve their lives and helps them transform their communities.
For decades the South Bronx had been regarded a “banking wasteland” in dire need of stable, mainstream financial institutions. When Spring Bank opened in 2007, they were the first bank to locate in the South Bronx in over 25 years, providing affordable, mainstream banking services to a neighborhood in need. Since then, Spring Bank has continued that fight by expanding to Harlem. Spring Bank believes every community deserves a bank that serves local people and businesses. They are committed to serving anyone who believes in the importance of keeping Main Street strong.
Bronx, New York
Start Bank's name represents the beginning of a new kind of bank and its position at the start of great things. Start Bank is committed to investing capital in its community, serving as a catalyst for improvement, and giving more New Haven families the power to create wealth for themselves and their children. They measure their success in two ways: their profits as a company and how those profits support the community's economic improvement.
New Haven, Connecticut
State Bank & Trust Company
State Bank & Trust was formed from the merger of the Valley Bank and State Bank & Trust Company in August, 2000. Prior to the merger, the Valley Bank (founded in 1898) provided Rosedale, MS and surrounding counties a community bank that prided itself on personal relationships. State Bank & Trust Company (founded in 1936) served the needs of Brookhaven, MS and surrounding communities. State Bank & Trust Company has survived the Great Depression and countless economic highs and lows to serve the people of Mississippi. It is a bank which delivers on its slogan: "relationship banking -- with us its personal."
Sunrise Banks is a family owned, nationally chartered community bank. It is an innovator in the financial services industry, striving for financial inclusion for all. Sunrise is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and has a long history of serving inner city communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The bank's 8 branches are primarily located in the urban core of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Sunrise’s innovative spirit has launched the bank nationally through various initiatives. In addition to commercial lending and relationship banking, Sunrise also hosts national products such as its growing prepaid card division and government lending focused on New Markets Tax Credits and Small Business Administration lending. All of the business lines are not only held to financial sustainability goals, but also demonstrate progress in achieving positive social impact.
The First, A National Banking Association
The First was formed by a small group of friends who got together on a back porch near Hattiesburg, MS one night and discussed creating a bank that would take care of people. Their dream has grown from a back porch to 24 branches in cities and towns all across South Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. But as they've grown, The First has continued to build relationships by taking care of business one customer at a time.
Founded in 1904, United Bank is a community bank that is deeply rooted in the communities it serves through its 17 branches. The bank’s community development initiatives are directed towards improving the social and economic conditions of the distressed communities and underserved individuals throughout rural southwest Alabama and northwest Florida. United Bank is a certified Community Development Financial Institution, and was a recipient of the 2011 FDIC Chairman’s Award for Excellence for developing a checking account for consumers with low or no credit scores. In all things, United Bank seeks to accomplish its mission of “Strength through service excellence.”
United Bank of Philadelphia
United Bank of Philadelphia is committed to serving communities that have traditionally lacked sufficient access to banking services. The bank champions a “Cycle of Progress” where resources are continuously reinvested back into local businesses and neighborhoods. The cycle starts with inclusive practices that create opportunities for advancement, resulting in healthy, empowered communities. Strong communities foster progress, so the cycle can carry on and accelerate. United Bank of Philadelphia takes its community development role seriously and works to heighten their presence as a catalyst for wealth creation and economic development.
Urban Partnership Bank
In August, 2010 Urban Partnership Bank was formed from the assets of long-time CDBA Member ShoreBank. They offer responsible, convenient, low cost banking products and services that educate and empower people to create opportunities. Urban Partnership works hand in hand with likeminded individuals, businesses, nonprofits, foundations and faith-based organizations to catalyze positive change in communities where they're needed most.