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About Us

Community Giving

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. 

Review Pacific Western Bank's CRA Community Benefit Plan (PDF) 


Our Areas of Focus

Affordable housing • Financial education • Food distribution • Health services • Job creation and training • Small business advancement • Veteran-owned businesses • Youth programs

Recent Updates

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.

BankWork$ Social Impact Initiative

Two of our valued employees who joined us through the BankWork$ program, were recently featured in a video for the Western Bank Association(WBA) social impact initiative. We value them and our ongoing relationship with BankWork$. 

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.

"Outstanding" Rating
FDIC CRA Evaluation Results

"Outstanding" Rating

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.

View the press release

Contact Us

Greg Matthews

SVP, CRA and Community Development Officer
San Diego, CA

Elsa Monte

SVP, CRA and Community Development Officer
Brea, CA

Evan Sitton

VP, CRA and Community Development Officer
Durham, NC