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

Public banks for the people

We’re all about banking for the common good. Public banks are a bold complement to triple-bottom-line and values-based banks.

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

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.

05

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

August 1, 2022, 7:11 pm

Our 2021 Impact Report with @BeneficialState is live! Learn about our work on Underwriting for Racial Justice, the development of the Equitable Bank Standards, and our @CVAProgram grants to make clean vehicles more accessible in California.

@BeneficialStFdn

July 22, 2022, 7:09 pm

We are seeing the climate consequences of Big Oil’s greed + Wall Street's complicity in keeping them profitable. Email @Chase @Citibank @WellsFargo @BankofAmerica @MorganStanley: it’s now or never on climate: @StopMoneyPipe p.s. our DMs open for banks!

@BeneficialStFdn

July 13, 2022, 11:35 pm

Everyone deserves the basic right to control their own body and life. The Supreme Court ended the federal constitutional right to abortion, but we know this fight is far from over. Our office closed and our team stopped at 4pm today. #BansOffOurBodies