Community Bank of the Bay Named Community Bank of the Year

Western Independent Bankers Association
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Western Independent Bankers Association has named Community Bank of the Bay winner of its annual Community Bank of the Year award. The award highlighted the San Francisco Bay Area bank’s newly redesigned Bay Area Green Fund, which attracts capital and deposits that are exclusively loaned to local environmentally sustainable projects and companies. The association also praised the bank’s sponsorship of local nonprofit Mindblown Labs, which has included three years of free office space. Mindblown teaches underserved students at two Oakland high schools app development, helping them learn valuable skills and make money on the apps they create. Mindblown’s latest game, Thrive N Shine, is a financial literacy app geared toward teenagers and college-age youth.