Wildfire Disaster Aid
Banks across the country have stepped up to help victims of the California wildfires. Three disaster relief funds created by California banks provide aid for employees, customers and communities affected by the disaster. Tri Counties Bank's Camp Fire Fund has generated more than $1.7 million for those in need, and an additional bank employee fund specifically benefits bank employees who have lost their homes. Golden Valley Bank’s foundation created special interest-earning accounts to accept donations, and Bank of the West’s fund matches contributions up to $25,000 and supports relief efforts statewide.
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This Volunteer Never Stops
Marcus Vasquez of Allegiance Bank in Texas played a vital role in leading bank recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Under his leadership, 41 grants were provided to businesses, homeowners and non-profit organizations totaling $367,000 through a grant program with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas.
Supporting Local Nonprofits
A customer applauds California's Montecito Bank & Trust's commitment to local nonprofits
Volunteer Hours Annually
Bank employees taught financial literacy lessons to 700,000+ students in 2017 through ABA Foundation programs.
Bankers Pitch In
Natural disasters bring out the best in banks and bankers
Giving Children Places to Grow, Play and Laugh
Morgan Stanley’s partnership with national non-profit KaBOOM! has built 19 playgrounds that serve more than 9,000 children. The ongoing partnership is part of the bank’s commitment to support healthy starts for children.
A Legacy of Giving Back
First State Bank in Missouri has put volunteerism at the top of their service priorities since the bank began in 1867, supporting the people, businesses and community it serves. In honor of its 150th anniversary in 2017, the bank launched the “150 Days of Service” volunteer program with a goal of giving 150 days of service to charities in the community. In that year alone, First State employees logged 2,481 volunteer hours at 42 local nonprofits, from animal shelters to the parks department and the chamber of commerce.
A Brighter Holiday Season
True to its mission, Alaska’s Northrim Bank rolled out its Achieve More Kindness campaign to encourage bank employees to find new ways of giving back to the community. The campaign took place during the holiday season, and bankers organized several initiatives, including winter clothing donations, diaper donations, gift baskets and holiday goodie bag deliveries to families in need.
Banks Growing Denver
Banks of all sizes are helping create jobs and growth
Convening the Community
Citizens Bank of Edmond helps bring people together for food and fun in Oklahoma
Supporting Detroit's Renaissance
JPMorgan Chase supports growth and community renewal in the Motor City
Banks Spreading Opportunity
Working with community partners, banks are helping to finance the revitalization of some of Chicago's most distressed neighborhoods