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Employees First at Uncommon Goods

Mar 12, 2020

Bragging Big this B Corp Month     We get big-time bragging rights. Our clients make it so easy. As the first B Corp bank in New York City, we are proud to be the financial institution many B Corps…

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$2SM to Expand Financial Inclusion for New York State

Feb 21, 2020

  Governor Cuomo Announces a 2020 Statewide Proposal for CDFIs At the beginning of this new decade, we shared our 2020 vision: To continue to explore ways we can invest our dollars responsibly, so more people have access to the…

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Proud to Serve the Tight-Knit Community of Harlem

Feb 14, 2020

We are proud to serve the community of Harlem at our branch, just down the block from Frederick Douglass Circle. “The Harlem Community is filled with a lot of history and culture. Many of the business owners know each other,…

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Expanding Financial Inclusion Together: Ariva: A New York City Financial Empowerment Center

Feb 04, 2020

When we opened our doors in the Bronx over twelve years ago, we did it with Ariva, a community-based, nonprofit organization. We have been on this journey together. Not only do we share headquarters at our Bronx offices on 167th…

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Our 2020 Vision: Stop Climate Change. Divest from Fossil Fuels.

Jan 23, 2020

It’s time. More and more of us are waking up to the reality of the climate crisis. With the devastating fires in Australia, the threat of pipeline expansion through protected indigenous lands, and the five superfund sites in our Bronx…

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Cross-Sector Small Business Empowerment in the Bronx

Dec 19, 2019

Pictured Above: Legally Addictive, one of our very successful small business clients in New York City, with our CEO and CLO Just a few weeks ago, we hosted a ‘Bronx Small Business Resource Fair.’ The staff of New York City’s…

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Fordham Student Leads the Way on Community Engagement

Dec 05, 2019

Four years ago, Max Lynch did not imagine that his dream would be to live in the Bronx and to support community building through social innovation. Bound toward a career in investment banking, Max discovered the world of social enterprise,…

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Bank Local. Join the Spring Bank Family in Harlem.

Oct 28, 2019

From our wonderful customers like Sugar Monk to the historical Frederick Douglas Circle and the great community work of our nonprofit clients like Custom Collaborative, we are proud to be part of the dynamic neighborhood of Harlem. Situated in the…

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Building Community in the Bronx for Over 30 Years: UNHP

Oct 17, 2019

“The Bronx is a very tight-knit community. There remains a ‘do-it-yourself’ attitude. And people know one another, and they support each other. We are part of a powerful story in the Bronx,” says Catherine Clarke, Deputy Director for Development and…

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Do You Know Where Your Bank Invests Your Dollars?

Oct 07, 2019

The Spring Bank Green Checking Account Climate Week 2019, New York City. Thousands of delegates, environmentalists, and conscious consumers engaged in hundreds of panels, events, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) action-oriented gatherings. Our friends at the Center for Social Innovation hosted…

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Three Ways to Know if You Deposit Your Money in an Ethical Bank

Sep 12, 2019

Corporate social responsibility. Sustainably responsible investing (SRI). Ethical banking. Banks have joined the world of sustainable business. And the language about their on-the-ground environmental and social impact isn’t exactly clear. Banks know the growing LOHAS (Lifestyle on Health and Sustainability)…

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A Lifeline for Preserving Limited-Equity Co-ops in New York

Sep 05, 2019

The property at 645 Barretto Street in the South Bronx was so far behind on taxes that its owners were facing foreclosure. A 48-unit building incorporated as a Housing Development Fund Corporation co-op (HDFC), the property had not been fully…

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