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

May 21, 2020, 6:43 pm

We’re grateful to be a part of making the #WeTheFuture2020 virtual summit happen and also want to extend a big thanks to today’s inspiring speakers, the event organizers, and all of the advocates tirelessly working to build a more just economy for all.

@BeneficialStFdn

May 21, 2020, 5:01 pm

What an amazing victory for communities across the country! Curbing climate chaos saves lives in more ways than can be counted. Next up: complete divestment from the prison industrial complex so communities can invest in housing, public health & education

@BeneficialStFdn

May 20, 2020, 10:57 pm

Incredible news! A harbinger of more divestment announcements to come? We think so. Even the largest banks are ditching fossil fuels. Let's see who is next. #StopTheMoneyPipeline #Divest