Commitment to the Community

We are committed to serving our entire community. Investing in low- and moderate-income people and neighborhoods is part of our business strategy and our conviction. Through loan programs and other banking services, relationships with individuals and families, businesses, real estate developers and nonprofits, and active involvement of our employees in our community, we invest in many ways.

Who We Serve

We strive to help individuals, businesses, real estate developers and nonprofits, including: 

  • First-time homebuyers
  • Nonprofit organizations serving low- and moderate-income people and communities, including housing and economic development organizations, social and health service providers, organizations promoting neighborhood revitalization, community development, job creation, charter schools and other community investment services
  • Small and middle-market businesses
  • For-profit developers with real estate development projects that create or preserve affordable housing or promote neighborhood revitalization, economic development, job opportunities or the provision of social services in low- and moderate-income communities

Community Lending Programs

We offer broad-based programs, products and services, backed by our exceptional level of service and support, to a variety of clients and partners. We finance projects that create or preserve affordable housing, promote jobs and education, support human and social service organizations, and assist with community revitalization. We also work with community-based organizations, private developers, local and national nonprofit organizations, public and nonprofit funding sources, and governmental agencies.

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Over $2 Billion Invested

Boston Private's Community Investment Program has invested more than $2 billion in the neighborhoods of Greater Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, and Los Angeles since 2000. Watch our video to find out more about our involvement in the communities we serve.


Our goal is to have a positive impact on the lives of those we serve and with whom we work.

Listening to our clients and our community partners is how we understand their needs and help them attain their goals. We take the time to develop close partnerships with groups who work in the community each day and that are involved in community development. We attribute our achievements in community investment to these partnerships.

Philanthropic Giving

Boston Private focuses its philanthropic giving and sponsorship on initiatives that promote community development, affordable housing, economic development, asset building, financial education, youth programs and social/human service programs that assist low-and-moderate income individuals, families and areas. 

Community Service & Volunteerism

Our board members and staff are actively involved in the community, helping to promote community development and meet credit needs. They serve on boards and loan committees of nonprofit organizations and participate in a wide range of community betterment efforts and philanthropic causes.

We encourage our employees to be active members of the communities in which they live and work.  We promote a work environment that supports and inspires involvement.  

Organizations We Support

In recent years, "Boston Landmarks Orchestra" has become a leader in promoting accessibility and inclusiveness. Our Breaking Down Barriers initiative—serving the blind, deaf, hard of hearing, and those limited in mobility—has earned the UP Designation 
from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


"Goodwill" works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.


The "YMCA" makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen.

"Generation Citizen" works to ensure that every student in the United States
receives an effective action civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens.


"The Greater Boston Food Bank" works to acquire, store, and distribute
food through local food pantries, community meal programs, homeless
and residential shelters, youth programs, senior centers, and day-care centers.

The mission of "CEOs Against Stigma" is to change attitudes within Massachusetts workplaces by securing the commitment of business leaders. CEOs will work to increase know-how relating to employee mental health.

"Community Servings" prepares and delivers 9,600 meals each week to individuals and families who are homebound and living with critical and chronic illnesses.

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