We're proactive about your potential.
Through a robust community development program, Pacific Western Bank has a long-standing history of supporting local communities. We actively work to improve the well-being of those we serve by committing financial and human resources throughout the state of California and beyond.
Explore our plan and see how we are proactively seeking opportunities to give back to the communities we serve.
Our Areas of Focus
Affordable housing • Financial education • Food distribution • Health services • Job creation and training • Small business advancement • Veteran-owned businesses • Youth programs
U.S. Dept. of Treasury Bank Enterprise Award
We received a 2018 BEA from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s CDFI Fund for $233,000, recognizing donations, loans and investments to organizations that provide services to distressed communities in California and North Carolina.
Jewish Volunteer Services BankWork$
Two of our employees were keynote speakers at L.A. area graduations, where we proudly participate with Jewish Volunteer Services (JVS) and their BankWork$ program, which trains low-income individuals in the L.A. area for banking careers.
Junior Achievement USA
Nearly 50 of our employees throughout California worked with over 500 students to teach them how to make wise career and financial decisions. The JA events were held at elementary and high schools in Fresno, L.A. and Orange and San Diego Counties.
Habitat for Humanity
Our teams regularly support local chapters of Habitat for Humanity throughout California. Habitat for Humanity focuses on creating homes for ownership by low-income families in need.
Pacific Western Bank is proud to announce the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) rated us as "Outstanding"—the highest possible rating—for our most recent CRA evaluation period spanning January 1, 2015 through September 30, 2017.