We are more than a bank.
We are a community of shared values.

At New Resource Bank, we think of ourselves as so much more than just a bank—we are a community. Our community is defined not only by geography, but by shared values, where depositors can feel good about where their money spends the night. Providing banking services is just the start of a deeper, longer-term relationship characterized by mutual commitment to positive change. To that end, we are pleased to facilitate opportunities for the businesses, nonprofits and individuals we serve to network and forge relationships.

Expanding Our Impact

With the opening of our Boulder loan office in June 2016, we are pleased to have expanded our financing of values-based businesses to the Colorado region. Colorado was the clear choice because of the high concentration of sustainable businesses within our target markets, including organic food & natural products and clean energy. The bank’s regional office is located in the historic Highland Building.

New Resource Bank team in Boulder

Susan Graf (5th from left) and New Resource team members

Our first hire in Colorado was Susan Graf, who serves as the Regional Business Development Manager. Graf has a long career in sustainable business in the Boulder community, serving for eight years as head of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and most recently as VP of Finance and Administration for Bhakti Chai.

Giving Back to Our Community

Giving back to our community is central to the New Resource Bank mission. This includes volunteering our time and supporting the important work of nonprofits. New Resource Bank offers employees up to eight hours per year of paid volunteer time at nonprofits of their choice and organizes additional periodic volunteer opportunities for employees. In 2016 our staff’s cumulative volunteer hours totaled 1,349, or an average of 29 hours per employee.


One employee who stood out above the rest was Susan Graf. In 2016, Susan volunteered 212 hours, 150 of which were spent at Boulder Community Health (BCH), an organization that provides top-of-the-line medical care to Boulder and Broomfield counties in Colorado. Founded in 1889 as a teaching hospital, BCH specializes in cancer care, heart treatment, and neurosurgery.  New Resource Bank is proud to have its employees work for good in both their personal and professional lives.

Serving Nonprofits

We are honored to serve 180 nonprofit clients, all of which are making a positive impact in the world. Clients include environmentally-focused organizations like The Pachamama Alliance, Save the Waves, and the San Francisco Green Film Festival; nonprofits committed to social progress, such as SFMade Inc. and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which works to create an inclusive and just world; and organizations providing opportunities for underserved youth, like Youth Spirit Foundation and Level Playing Field Institute.

Nonprofit Segments


American Sustainable Business Council Lobby Day

Client Feature: American Sustainable Business Council / Nonprofit

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is a network of more than 250,000 businesses committed to the triple-bottom-line of people, planet, and profit. ASBC members believe that sustainable business is good business, and a sustainable economy is a prosperous and resilient one. David Brodwin, Co-Founder & CFO, notes, “The ASBC works for policy change at the federal and state level to shape an economy that works for all.  We’re proud to bank with New Resource Bank–a bank committed to using the power of business to build a better world.”

Nonprofit Benefits & Sponsorships

Because supporting nonprofits is an important part of our mission, we contribute to nonprofits in a variety of ways, including by offering them access to discounted banking services. We provide free online banking and bill pay services to all nonprofits, as well as free or discounted remote deposit capture, depending on the account type and size. Our Planet-Smart Rewards program donates two to five cents from every swipe of a New Resource Bank debit card to a fund for nonprofit clients, depending on the transaction type. In 2016, our donations totaled $88,900 and were awarded through sponsorships to nonprofits to achieve their mission and scale their impact, notably the following organizations:

18 Reasons
All One Ocean
Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
Amazon Watch
American Sustainable Business Council
At the Epicenter
B Lab
Bee Audacious
California Reinvestment Coalition
Community Ventures
David Brower Center
Ecology Center
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Force for Good Fund
Good Food Foundation
Green America
ICA Fund Good Jobs
Investor’s Circle
Kitchen Table Advisors
Level Playing Field Institute
Natural Capitalism Solutions

Net Impact – SF Chapter
New Door Ventures
Numi Foundation
Our Family Coalition
Pacific Community Ventures
Parents for a Safer Environment
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Rainforest Action Network
Resources for Community Development
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
San Francisco Conservation Corps
San Francisco Green Film Festival
Save the Waves
San Francisco Baykeeper
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund
Slow Money Institute
Social Venture Network
Strategic Energy Innovations
Surfrider Foundation
The Children’s School of Art & Science
The Pachamama Alliance
Toniic Institute
Working Solutions

Community Building: Rethink Events

We continue to promote dialogue and foster community and sustainable thinking through our Re:Think events and workshops. In 2016 we organized several events, including:

  • A launch party in Boulder, CO to invite the community to celebrate our expansion to the state of Colorado, where we opened our first office outside of San Francisco. Nearly 75 people came together to network and meet our team.
  • Our annual Client Appreciation Party, which brought together over 300 clients for networking and reconnecting while enjoying delicious, sustainable food and drinks. Attendees learned about 14 of our innovative business and nonprofit clients.
  • “Woman Changemakers Connect,” which we hosted to highlight the role women play in business. The event brought women together to explore the challenges of women leaders and the resources needed for success.
  • Our 10th Anniversary in September 2016, which brought together over 200 guests to celebrate 10 years of impact in celebration with our community.
  • In December 2016 we hosted “Entrepreneurs and Money: Scaling into the New Year” with Social Venture Network to discuss challenges and tips for mission-aligned organizations to scale and stay true to their purpose.
  • In June 2016 we hosted our first customer education event, “Fighting Fraud: Don’t Become a Victim,” which discussed online security. Presenter Jay McLaughlin, Chief Security Officer and Vice President of Q2, a premier electronic banking service, advised attendees how to avoid fraud and protect their companies.
  • We also hosted an intimate roundtable for nonprofit leaders on “Accountability with Grace,” featuring guest speaker Lisa Hoffman, who shared tips on how to motivate and engage board members.
  • We hosted our first film screening during Earth Week, presenting “Normal is Over,” a documentary feature by award-winning filmmaker Renée Scheltema, who investigated the big picture of what’s happening to the planet through an environmental lens. The film examined the cause, the symptoms, and finds solutions where you would least expect them.