As a business owner, you need a bank that can act as a smart, capable partner in your endeavors. And we know we have one thing in common — the desire to achieve success. To that end, we've created a bank that is going to change the way you look at banks and banking. Founded in 1996 in Oakland, Community Bank of the Bay is a community bank serving the communities of Oakland, Danville, San Mateo and San Jose, California.
We believe our approach works best: outstanding service offered by forward thinking bank professionals who understand business because we are entrepreneurs, too. It's an unprecedented way to look at the customer/banker relationship. At Community Bank of the Bay, outstanding personal service isn't just a promise.
As the first bank Community Development Financial Institution formed in California, Community Bank of the Bay is dedicated to the local community. We are locally owned and operated, and our focus is on the local community, providing financing to small businesses and non-profits so they in turn can create jobs. We believe you can't truly serve a community unless you're part of it. Our commitment to the needs of our communities is an important part of our philosophy.
Community Bank of the Bay strives to be a sustainable, environmentally friendly financial institution. Our Oakland Headquarters and our San Jose Branch are both located in LEED Certified buildings. The LEED Green Building Rating System is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that emphasizes the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality and sets building code standards for numerous communities in the United States. LEED Certification was a major draw for Community Bank of the Bay when choosing our locations.