Community Reinvestment

Our philosophy

The CRA (Community Reinvestment Act)/Community Development Department of Nevada State Bank is committed to promoting and improving our Nevada community. This key commitment is exemplified through our community partnerships, our focus on affordable housing for low-to-moderate income individuals, our charitable contribution programs, our employee volunteerism, our advocacy of financial education, and our loan and grant programs targeted to improve the quality of the lives of Nevada residents.

Reinvesting in the Community

Nevada State Bank has a long history of commitment to reinvesting in the communities we serve, by supporting programs that promote the revitalization and economic growth in communities throughout Nevada.

The bank's programs focus on maintaining services ensuring that education, affordable housing, human services and recreational activities are available to all residents of Nevada. This is accomplished in a multitude of ways, including monetary contributions, grant sponsorship, city and county projects, and employee volunteerism.

  • For information about applying for a grant from Nevada State Bank, click here.

Affordable Housing efforts are highlighted by our participation with the Federal Home Loan Bank's IDEA (Individual Development and Empowerment Account) and WISH (Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership) which provides matching subsidies to low-to-moderate income first time homebuyers. Nevada State Bank has also established the HOPE program, which provides down payment assistance up to $5,000.00 to assist qualified employees.

Community Development and SBA Loans provide the bank's clients with access to important financial services, including loans that support economic development and job creation.

Employees of Nevada State Bank make a difference by helping to further community development goals in markets served by Nevada State Bank. Ten percent of our team members volunteer, serving more than 140 organizations throughout the state.

Community Programs

Banking on Your Future

The "Banking on Your Future" program provides young adults with basic financial information, including banking, credit, identity theft, apartment rental contracts, and employment.

Nevada State Bank also partners with and supports the financial literacy efforts of Junior Achievement and the American Banker Association's annual "Get Smart About Credit" and "Teach Children to Save" events.

Following is a listing of our 73 community partnership collaborators:

Non-school Organizations

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Southern NV Regional Housing Authority
Boys & Girls Club/Andre Aggasi Unit Specialized Alternative for Families & Youth(SAFY)
Cambridge Recreation Center Southern NV Regional Housing Authority
Catholic Charities Specialized Alternative for Families & Youth(SAFY)
Ethiopian Community Development Council The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of SNV
Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada The Latin Chamber of Commerce
Henderson Boys & Girls Club The Shade Tree
HOPE Court West Care
HopeLink Women's Development Center
Nevada Rural Housing Authority Youth Offender Court - YO-Court
New Bethany Family Worship Center  

Community Partnership Collaboraters

Aggie Roberts ES Kitty M Ward Empowerment
Betsey Rhodes ES Lamping ES
Burk HS Las Vegas Junior Academy
Burkholder ES Leavitt MS
Canyon Springs High School Legacy High School
Centennial High School Liberty High School
Chaparral High School Lincoln-Edison ES
Cimarron-Memorial High School Mac ES
College of Southern Nevada (CSN) Manse ES
Coronado High School Matt Kelly ES
Cowan Sunset Southwest High School MJ Christensen ES
David M Cox ES Nate Mack ES
Dean LaMar ES PA Diskin ES
Del Sol High School Pahrump Valley High School
Desert Rose Adult High School Palo Verde High School
Doris French Elementary School Richard Bryan ES
Elise L Wolff ES Robert Forbuss ES
Elizondo ES Ruby Thomas ES
Fay Galloway ES Sandy Miller ES
Foothill High School Sunrise Mountain HS
Frank Lamping ES Tartan ES
Glen Taylor ES Tomiyasu ES
Goynes ES University of Nevada @ Las Vegas (UNLV)
Green Valley High School Valley High School
Horizon West/Burke Academy West Career & Technical Academy
James Bilbrary ES West Prep ES
Joseph Neal ES William E Ferron ES

Free Tax Service

In Southern Nevada, Nevada State Bank partners with the United Way VITA, Financial Guidance Center and the Internal Revenue Service to provide free tax service and electronic filing for low-to-moderate income individuals and families.

Fresh Start Checking

This product is geared for individuals who have had their checking account (at any financial institution) closed because they did not know how to reconcile or maintain the account. The program, which includes instruction on account maintenance, gives a vital second chance to people who would otherwise be excluded from access to bank checking services.

Call us today at 800-727-4743, or contact your local Nevada State Bank branch Relationship Manager to find out how our Banking Services can benefit you.

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