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 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.

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

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

January 27, 2020, 10:03 pm

A new decade, a new moment to plan ahead 📅 Check out our list of best social justice conferences in 2020: #economicjustice #racialjustice #neweconomy

@BeneficialStFdn

January 27, 2020, 7:51 pm

The leaders of some big banks and other financial institutions have rejected suggestions that they are not doing enough to fight climate change. Big bank leaders say they are NOT obligated to refuse to work with major polluters. #bigpolluters

@BeneficialStFdn

January 24, 2020, 8:08 pm

Of course, this shortlist is missing many gatherings (especially local events). Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite conferences if they're missing from this list 😃