Oregon Bankers Association - Independent Community Banks of Oregon

OBA in the Community

Community Applause Awards
Look around - there are heroes among you! Who are they? Which of your bank customers go that extra mile for their community?  Find out more about the annual Oregon Bankers Association and Independent Community Banks of Oregon Community Applause Awards.

Financial Literacy
As experts at money management, financial literacy is a natural community service for bankers to be involved in. Both locally and nationally, bankers are taking the lead in communities with financial literacy programs aimed at small children, high school students, adults, senior citizens and persons with limited access to financial services, including recent immigrants and low-to moderate income residents.  Learn more about financial literacy campaigns.

Elder Financial Exploitation Prevention Program
This successful public/private partnership with the Oregon Department of Justice and the Oregon Department of Human Services - Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations strives to prevent, detect and report suspected financial abuse of seniors in Oregon.  Learn more about this valuable program.

HOME Sweet Home Program
In spring 2010, the Oregon Bankers Association and the Oregon Association of REALTORS« (OAR) partnered to create the HOME Sweet Home Program (HSHP). Initial funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Ira Gribin Workforce Housing Grants Program, a fund established by the National Association of REALTORS« (NAR) to stimulate efforts to address the growing need for affordable workforce housing. In May 2011, the OBA was granted additional funds from Oregon Housing and Community Services.  This program is designed to help provide homeownership opportunities for low and moderate income Oregonians earning less than or equal to 80% of the area median income.

Cornerstones of Our Communities
We are very proud of the countless stories about our member banks giving back to the communities they serve. They truly are "cornerstones of our communities."  For examples of this generosity and creativity, download a copy of our most recent Oregon's Banks: Cornerstones of Our Communities publication.

OBA Education Foundation
The OBA Education Foundation seeks to explore and enhance educational opportunities for individuals in areas of banking, public and private finance, financial literacy, business, financial planning and other related subjects. For more information, click here.