We believe

We believe in a future where banks and financial institutions nourish our communities—not extract from them. Let’s create this future together!

01

End fossil fuel finance for a brighter future

We are in a climate emergency. We call for the immediate end to fossil fuel finance and to redirect the flow of money toward a just, inclusive, regenerative economy. 

02

A stronger Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)

As regulators consider changes to CRA, we advocate for equitable reform that does not leave low income communities behind, and that explicitly includes racial and environmental equity criteria.

03

End all bank financing of prisons

We support the movement to end bank financing of prisons, including private prisons and immigration detention centers. As a mission-driven bank owner, we firmly oppose practices and industries that profit from the punishment of people, and invite all financial institutions to join us in making the same commitment.

04

Financial justice for immigrants

As members of the California Reinvestment Coalition #HereToStay campaign, we advocate for immigrant financial inclusion, contributing research to inform public policy and better banking practices to increase immigrant economic opportunity.

Recent Updates

@BeneficialStFdn

September 30, 2020, 9:00 pm

Bank for Good is a movement fighting for climate justice and ethical finance—demanding that we all divest from fossil fuels. Put your money to work in service of the greener, more just future we so desperately need. Change starts now. Join the movement.

@BeneficialStFdn

September 29, 2020, 7:11 pm

$0 invested in oil or coal $28 million in loans to organizations providing nutritional food. This is the impact of beneficial banking. Check out our 2019 Annual Impact Report: #ValuesBasedBanking #BCorp #SocialImpact

@BeneficialStFdn

September 28, 2020, 10:13 pm

A bold plan for a just recovery: With a public bank, California can provide bridge loans to local governments and to POC-owned small businesses overlooked by federal programs. #CAStatePublicBank #ReinvestRebuildRecover