Hard at Work in the San Francisco Bay Area
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 the San Francisco Bay Area. 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.
Nov 02, 2011
America is the land of opportunity, where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives. Each year, an estimated 600,000 businesses are created. For some, it’s about taking a chance on a “big idea.” For others, like Michael Freeman, it’s about carrying out a vision… learn More about A Sweet Dream: The Best of Chocolates Under One Roof
Nov 08, 2010
Just two years ago, the doors of the new California Academy of Sciences, located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, opened to the public. Following a decade of planning and fundraising, the Renzo Piano–designed museum—which houses an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—opened on September 27, 2008… learn More about A Grant to the California Academy of Sciences Helps Create the Greenest Museum in the World
Nov 01, 2011
Homelessness, poverty, incarceration and drug addiction contribute to San Francisco’s 11.6% poverty rate. These crippling social problems impact not only the individuals experiencing them, but also surrounding communities… learn More about Working on Bikes to Break the Cycle of Poverty