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

September 19, 2019, 12:15 am

Our new website is now live! We have resources for #banking professionals, economic justice advocates, and policymakers. Visit to check out our library of resources.

@BeneficialStFdn

September 18, 2019, 8:59 pm

Our new website is here! Thanks to #BCorp developer @mangroveweb. We're excited to share our new look (and areas of work) with you all. #beneficialbanking #bankingonvalues #neweconomy

@BeneficialStFdn

September 17, 2019, 7:55 pm

A person with 8 medical debts, — a common result of just 1 medical emergency — could still hear their phone ring 56x each week under the new rule. This harassment creates anxiety, disrupts concentration, and negatively impacts people’s health and well-being. #ConsumerProtections