Since its inception in 1994, Heritage Bank of Commerce has been deeply committed to building relationships and making a difference in our local communities. Investing in people, neighborhoods and local businesses is part of our mission. We strive to understand their needs and how we can help them attain their goals and improve the quality of lives throughout the greater Bay Area. It is why we work diligently to build and maintain relationships with local individuals and businesses as well as support those organizations that provide services that benefit the communities we serve.
Our communities thrive due in part to the many dedicated organizations that work tirelessly serving those in need and creating opportunities for Bay Area residents and businesses. We are extremely grateful for the many local non-profit organizations and are proud of our heritage of supporting the efforts of these organizations. Our goal is to have a positive impact on the communities we serve.
We focus our philanthropic giving on initiatives that promote community and economic development, affordable housing, asset building, financial education, youth programs, and that support social/human service organizations with programs that assist low- and moderate-income and/or minority individuals, families and areas.
Heritage Bank of Commerce is perennially named to both the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times Top Philanthropies list, which recognizes for-profit companies that make contributions to charitable organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Community Service & Volunteerism
We invest in our local communities through volunteerism. We are actively involved from lending our expertise to boards and loan committees of local non-profit organizations to participating in a wide range of community betterment efforts and philanthropic causes. We promote a work environment that supports and encourages employees to generously give their time and their talent.
Community Involvement Highlights
At Heritage Bank of Commerce, we sponsor and support a diverse group of organizations that share many of our own values while educating and inspiring the people and communities around them.
"Contra Cancer is raising awareness about cancer in the Latino community, increasing access to quality care, working to decrease mortality rates and improving the quality of the health care experience."
- Darcie Green, CEO/Executive Director, Latinas Contra Cancer
"By inspiring community kindness, generosity, and volunteerism, The Family Giving Tree fulfills exact holiday wishes and provides backpacks filled with STEAM-based school supplies to those in need."
- Jennifer Cullenbine, CEO and Founder, Family Giving Tree