OUR COMMUNITY

OUR COMMUNITY

OUR COMMUNITY

We are responsive to the economic and environmental challenges in our footprint, and we are taking action to help make a positive impact on society. Through our resources as a bank, employer, and philanthropist, we hope to contribute to the success and well-being of local communities.

In 2017, the Bank provided $6 million in philanthropic contributions to 450 nonprofit organizations.

Employees volunteered more than 39,000 hours of their time in 2017, including more than 11,000 hours specifically focused in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

More than 300 employees provided volunteer leadership service on nonprofit boards or committees.

In 2017, the Bank provided $6 million in philanthropic contributions to 450 nonprofit organizations.

Employees volunteered more than 39,000 hours of their time in 2017, including more than 11,000 hours specifically focused in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

More than 300 employees provided volunteer leadership service on nonprofit boards or committees.

In 2017, the Bank provided $6 million in philanthropic contributions to 450 nonprofit organizations.

Employees volunteered more than 39,000 hours of their time in 2017, including more than 11,000 hours specifically focused in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

More than 300 employees provided volunteer leadership service on nonprofit boards or committees.

PROVIDED MORE THAN

180

BOXES OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES

When wildfires ravaged areas of northern and southern California, the Bank and its employees reached out to the community with more than $148,000 in combined contributions and 180 boxes of food and household supplies for fire victims and first responders.

PROVIDED MORE THAN

180

BOXES OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES

When wildfires ravaged areas of northern and southern California, the Bank and its employees reached out to the community with more than $148,000 in combined contributions and 180 boxes of food and household supplies for fire victims and first responders.

PROVIDED MORE THAN

180

BOXES OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES

When wildfires ravaged areas of northern and southern California, the Bank and its employees reached out to the community with more than $148,000 in combined contributions and 180 boxes of food and household supplies for fire victims and first responders.

PROVIDED MORE THAN

$6M

IN PHILANTHROPIC CONTRIBUTIONS

RECOGNIZING INNOVATIVE NONPROFITS

The annual Bank of the West Philanthropy Awards take a leadership role in recognizing innovative and impactful nonprofits. In 2017, the recipients of the two $100,000 awards were Warren Village in Denver, Colorado and Ecotrust in Portland, Oregon. Since the program’s inception, we have provided a total of $1.5 million to nonprofit winners.

PROVIDED MORE THAN

$6M

IN PHILANTHROPIC CONTRIBUTIONS

RECOGNIZING INNOVATIVE NONPROFITS

The annual Bank of the West Philanthropy Awards take a leadership role in recognizing innovative and impactful nonprofits. In 2017, the recipients of the two $100,000 awards were Warren Village in Denver, Colorado and Ecotrust in Portland, Oregon. Since the program’s inception, we have provided a total of $1.5 million to nonprofit winners.

PROVIDED MORE THAN

$6M

IN PHILANTHROPIC CONTRIBUTIONS

RECOGNIZING INNOVATIVE NONPROFITS

The annual Bank of the West Philanthropy Awards take a leadership role in recognizing innovative and impactful nonprofits. In 2017, the recipients of the two $100,000 awards were Warren Village in Denver, Colorado and Ecotrust in Portland, Oregon. Since the program’s inception, we have provided a total of $1.5 million to nonprofit winners.

PROVIDED MORE THAN

$1.7M

FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE

Bank of the West is part of BNP Paribas’ International Dream Up program, supporting access to the arts for underserved children. Locally, our support of LINES Ballet provided free in-school and after-school dance education to San Francisco Bay Area youth ages 7–14. The global initiative launched in 2015 and is present in 30 countries. Since its start, Dream Up has provided more than $1.7 million to arts organizations in disciplines including music, dance, theatre, circus arts, photography, and video production.

In 2017, we provided more than $720,000 in contributions to strengthen programs for children’s knowledge, leadership, and long-term economic prospects through organizations like Junior Achievement, which we supported in 17 states, and Boys and Girls Clubs in six states.

SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE

Bank of the West is part of BNP Paribas’ International Dream Up program, supporting access to the arts for underserved children. Locally, our support of LINES Ballet provided free in-school and after-school dance education to San Francisco Bay Area youth ages 7–14. The global initiative launched in 2015 and is present in 30 countries. Since its start, Dream Up has provided more than $1.7 million to arts organizations in disciplines including music, dance, theatre, circus arts, photography, and video production.

In 2017, we provided more than $720,000 in contributions to strengthen programs for children’s knowledge, leadership, and long-term economic prospects through organizations like Junior Achievement, which we supported in 17 states, and Boys and Girls Clubs in six states.

PROVIDED MORE THAN

$1.7M

FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE

Bank of the West is part of BNP Paribas’ International Dream Up program, supporting access to the arts for underserved children. Locally, our support of LINES Ballet provided free in-school and after-school dance education to San Francisco Bay Area youth ages 7–14. The global initiative launched in 2015 and is present in 30 countries. Since its start, Dream Up has provided more than $1.7 million to arts organizations in disciplines including music, dance, theatre, circus arts, photography, and video production.

In 2017, we provided more than $720,000 in contributions to strengthen programs for children’s knowledge, leadership, and long-term economic prospects through organizations like Junior Achievement, which we supported in 17 states, and Boys and Girls Clubs in six states.

PROVIDED MORE THAN

$1.7M

FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

PROGRAMS THAT INSPIRE

In 2017, Bank of the West sponsorships to arts institutions and programs supported access for more than 3 million people at venues across our regions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Omaha Symphony, and the Newport Beach Jazz Festival & Summer Concert Series.

Tennis once again was at the forefront of our sponsorship activities. At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells— commonly known as the sport’s “fifth major,” trailing only the Grand Slam events in prestige and popularity—the Bank unveiled its new brand on Center Court, reinforcing the strong connection between the Bank and its parent company.

PROGRAMS THAT INSPIRE

In 2017, Bank of the West sponsorships to arts institutions and programs supported access for more than 3 million people at venues across our regions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Omaha Symphony, and the Newport Beach Jazz Festival & Summer Concert Series.

Tennis once again was at the forefront of our sponsorship activities. At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells— commonly known as the sport’s “fifth major,” trailing only the Grand Slam events in prestige and popularity—the Bank unveiled its new brand on Center Court, reinforcing the strong connection between the Bank and its parent company.

PROGRAMS THAT INSPIRE

In 2017, Bank of the West sponsorships to arts institutions and programs supported access for more than 3 million people at venues across our regions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Omaha Symphony, and the Newport Beach Jazz Festival & Summer Concert Series.

Tennis once again was at the forefront of our sponsorship activities. At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells— commonly known as the sport’s “fifth major,” trailing only the Grand Slam events in prestige and popularity—the Bank unveiled its new brand on Center Court, reinforcing the strong connection between the Bank and its parent company.

As the official bank of UC Berkeley, Bank of the West contributes to the financial education and vitality of the University by sponsoring merit-based scholarships, student interns, and significant annual donations to the UC Berkeley Food Pantry.

As the official bank of UC Berkeley, Bank of the West contributes to the financial education and vitality of the University by sponsoring merit-based scholarships, student interns, and significant annual donations to the UC Berkeley Food Pantry.

As the official bank of UC Berkeley, Bank of the West contributes to the financial education and vitality of the University by sponsoring merit-based scholarships, student interns, and significant annual donations to the UC Berkeley Food Pantry.