We don't just believe in Los Angeles, we invest in it.
When you see others succeed, especially people in your own neighborhood, it’s easier to believe that we can all do amazing things. See what’s being done to spark new business, help the environment, keep people in their homes, support the arts, and more right here in Los Angeles. Through lending, investing and giving, we’re proud to help fuel this progress. We hope you’ll take a moment to follow these inspiring stories, share them, and come back to see the power of partnering locally.
Jul 16, 2012
Skid Row, located in downtown Los Angeles, has long been synonymous with homelessness and poverty. It was to this community that John Dillon, 22 years old, arrived to work in the neighborhood to provide direct services to the homeless population… learn More about L.A.’s Chrysalis Helps the Homeless Break Through the Job Barrier
Jul 18, 2012
Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights started as a vibrant and diverse community, home to successive waves of immigrants. However, in the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s, the lack of investment in infrastructure and public services led to rising crime rates, graffiti-covered walls, and a lack of amenities like supermarkets that offered fresh food… learn More about New Affordable Housing Adds to the Revitalization of L.A.’s Boyle Heights
Jul 18, 2012
Many local Latino communities suffer from a shortage of fresh fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. Cardenas Markets, with 29 stores, has filled that gap in the Inland Empire, offering a wide selection of meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as the ethnic foods that offer a taste of home for their Latino customers… learn More about Cardenas Markets is Bringing Fresh Food and Jobs to California’s Latino Communities
Jan 05, 2011
The intersection of East Adams Boulevard and Central Avenue represents both the past and the future of South Los Angeles. The area, once a bustling hub of the African American community, began a gradual decline in the late 1950s. Affluent residents moved away, neighborhoods deteriorated, and jobs and businesses were lost… learn More about A Catalyst for Revitalization in South Los Angeles
A Seven-Decade Banking Relationship Helps Legendary Pink's Hot Dogs Grow From Hot Dog Cart to L.A. Icon
Oct 27, 2011
When it comes to Hollywood icons, there's the Hollywood sign, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and Pink's Hot Dogs. Pink's, located at the corner of Melrose and La Brea, has long attracted crowds drawn to their Famous Chili Dogs, and their addictive fries, burgers, onion rings and burritos… learn More about A Seven-Decade Banking Relationship Helps Legendary Pink's Hot Dogs Grow From Hot Dog Cart to L.A. Icon