Community
Impact

Community Impact

POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS

In 2016, Bank of the West collaborated with a network of more than 540 local and national nonprofit organizations to address complex challenges facing our communities. We’ve been fortunate to work with some of the leading innovators in the field of social enterprise. Through these partnerships as well as our own Bank initiatives, we are committed to making a positive impact on the world around us.

COLLABORATIVE NETWORK OF

540

LOCAL & NATIONAL NONPROFITS

POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS

In 2016, Bank of the West collaborated with a network of more than 540 local and national nonprofit organizations to address complex challenges facing our communities. We’ve been fortunate to work with some of the leading innovators in the field of social enterprise. Through these partnerships as well as our own Bank initiatives, we are committed to making a positive impact on the world around us.

COLLABORATIVE NETWORK OF

540

LOCAL & NATIONAL NONPROFITS

POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS

In 2016, Bank of the West collaborated with a network of more than 540 local and national nonprofit organizations to address complex challenges facing our communities. We’ve been fortunate to work with some of the leading innovators in the field of social enterprise. Through these partnerships as well as our own Bank initiatives, we are committed to making a positive impact on the world around us.

COLLABORATIVE NETWORK OF

540

LOCAL & NATIONAL NONPROFITS

FINANCIAL EDUCATION

$1.6M

PROGRAMMING

FINANCIAL EDUCATION

$1.6M

PROGRAMMING

Financial education improves people’s abilities to create stable financial futures. Last year, through partnerships with national organizations such as Junior Achievement and Operation HOPE, we reached more than 20,500 individuals with important skills for navigating consumer decisions and building credit. In June 2016, we completed our first academic year of the Bank of the West Financial Scholars Program, which utilized technology company EverFi’s online curriculum and allowed us to provide financial education to more than 4,700 high school students.

FINANCIAL EDUCATION

$1.6M

PROGRAMMING

Financial education improves people’s abilities to create stable financial futures. Last year, through partnerships with national organizations such as Junior Achievement and Operation HOPE, we reached more than 20,500 individuals with important skills for navigating consumer decisions and building credit. In June 2016, we completed our first academic year of the Bank of the West Financial Scholars Program, which utilized technology company EverFi’s online curriculum and allowed us to provide financial education to more than 4,700 high school students.

Financial education improves people’s abilities to create stable financial futures. Last year, through partnerships with national organizations such as Junior Achievement and Operation HOPE, we reached more than 20,500 individuals with important skills for navigating consumer decisions and building credit. In June 2016, we completed our first academic year of the Bank of the West Financial Scholars Program, which utilized technology company EverFi’s online curriculum and allowed us to provide financial education to more than 4,700 high school students.

Our commitment to helping people access safe and affordable housing goes beyond loans and investments. In 2016, we supported 90 nonprofits with a dedicated focus on homeownership education and neighborhood improvements efforts. At a local level we offered counseling and seminars to help consumers prepare for their next step toward homeownership. Nationally, we accelerated homebuyer opportunities by working with organizations such as NeighborWorks America to provide intensive training for counselors who serve low- to moderate-income homebuyers across the country.

Our commitment to helping people access safe and affordable housing goes beyond loans and investments. In 2016, we supported 90 nonprofits with a dedicated focus on homeownership education and neighborhood improvements efforts. At a local level we offered counseling and seminars to help consumers prepare for their next step toward homeownership. Nationally, we accelerated homebuyer opportunities by working with organizations such as NeighborWorks America to provide intensive training for counselors who serve low- to moderate-income homebuyers across the country.

Our commitment to helping people access safe and affordable housing goes beyond loans and investments. In 2016, we supported 90 nonprofits with a dedicated focus on homeownership education and neighborhood improvements efforts. At a local level we offered counseling and seminars to help consumers prepare for their next step toward homeownership. Nationally, we accelerated homebuyer opportunities by working with organizations such as NeighborWorks America to provide intensive training for counselors who serve low- to moderate-income homebuyers across the country.

Bank of the West is a passionate supporter of small businesses, small farms, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Small businesses contribute tremendously to a community’s vitality and drive the majority of job creation in the U.S. Our collaboration with nonprofits including Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and the Nebraska Enterprise Fund promotes job creation and economic mobility in regions where community development is most needed.

Trained and educated workers are more likely to create success for themselves and their employers. Our partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as GRID Alternative Colorado and JVS continue to help people attain marketable skills that lead to fulfilling careers and sustainable wages.

OUR NONPROFIT SUPPORT HELPED TRAIN

5,900

ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS & SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

Bank of the West is a passionate supporter of small businesses, small farms, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Small businesses contribute tremendously to a community’s vitality and drive the majority of job creation in the U.S. Our collaboration with nonprofits including Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and the Nebraska Enterprise Fund promotes job creation and economic mobility in regions where community development is most needed.

Trained and educated workers are more likely to create success for themselves and their employers. Our partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as GRID Alternative Colorado and JVS continue to help people attain marketable skills that lead to fulfilling careers and sustainable wages.

OUR NONPROFIT SUPPORT HELPED TRAIN

5,900

ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS & SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

OUR NONPROFIT SUPPORT HELPED TRAIN

5,900

ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS & SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

Bank of the West is a passionate supporter of small businesses, small farms, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Small businesses contribute tremendously to a community’s vitality and drive the majority of job creation in the U.S. Our collaboration with nonprofits including Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and the Nebraska Enterprise Fund promotes job creation and economic mobility in regions where community development is most needed.

Trained and educated workers are more likely to create success for themselves and their employers. Our partnerships with nationally-recognized organizations such as GRID Alternative Colorado and JVS continue to help people attain marketable skills that lead to fulfilling careers and sustainable wages.

OUR NONPROFIT SUPPORT HELPED CREATE OR PRESERVE

5,700

JOBS

Bank of the West is committed to protecting our natural resources through organizations that promote the conservation of our planet. We join our parent company BNP Paribas in working to improve the world by supporting environmental awareness and sustainability—globally, as well as locally. In 2016, the Bank added the Yosemite Conservancy to its portfolio of nonprofit organizations. The Conservancy programs are essential to Yosemite National Park’s future, including trail and habitat restoration projects, wildlife-protection programs, and scientific research. The Conservancy’s youth programs facilitate academic mentorship, leadership development and outdoor activities that are transforming lives while growing the next generation of environmental stewards.

OUR NONPROFIT SUPPORT HELPED CREATE OR PRESERVE

5,700

JOBS

Bank of the West is committed to protecting our natural resources through organizations that promote the conservation of our planet. We join our parent company BNP Paribas in working to improve the world by supporting environmental awareness and sustainability—globally, as well as locally. In 2016, the Bank added the Yosemite Conservancy to its portfolio of nonprofit organizations. The Conservancy programs are essential to Yosemite National Park’s future, including trail and habitat restoration projects, wildlife-protection programs, and scientific research. The Conservancy’s youth programs facilitate academic mentorship, leadership development and outdoor activities that are transforming lives while growing the next generation of environmental stewards.

OUR NONPROFIT SUPPORT HELPED CREATE OR PRESERVE

5,700

JOBS

Bank of the West is committed to protecting our natural resources through organizations that promote the conservation of our planet. We join our parent company BNP Paribas in working to improve the world by supporting environmental awareness and sustainability—globally, as well as locally. In 2016, the Bank added the Yosemite Conservancy to its portfolio of nonprofit organizations. The Conservancy programs are essential to Yosemite National Park’s future, including trail and habitat restoration projects, wildlife-protection programs, and scientific research. The Conservancy’s youth programs facilitate academic mentorship, leadership development and outdoor activities that are transforming lives while growing the next generation of environmental stewards.