Exchange Bank employee volunteers at the nonprofit F.I.S.H. pantry of Sonoma County.

Employees Carolyn, Mindy & Beth
volunteering at F.I.S.H. Food Pantry

About

Committed to Caring

Pitching in to help people in need.

2023 Philanthropy

We contribute our time, talent, and resources each year to local non-profit and charitable organizations throughout Sonoma County and the North Bay.

Rooted in our community.

We are different from other national and regional banks. Our charitable giving stays local, supporting the people and businesses in our community.

"Exchange Bank's mission to make a lasting difference locally is beautifully demonstrated through its support. Whether it is the bank's foundational support to Caritas Center, helping through a team volunteer activity, or sponsoring an event, our clients can feel the positive impact on their lives every day."

Jennielynn Holmes, Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa

Giving back to our community.

Education

Our belief in equitable access to education goes back to 1948 when our founder established the Frank P. Doyle and Polly O’Meara Doyle Scholarship Fund. We also recognize the need to provide education and enrichment opportunities throughout communities that may be underfunded.

  • Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation
  • Petaluma Educational Foundation
  • Career Technical Education Foundation Sonoma County 
  • Elsie Allen High School Foundation 

(Partial list)

Food Insecurity

In Sonoma County, one in six of our neighbors faces food insecurity. We know that folks confronting hunger must choose between food or gas to get to work, food or medicine to stay healthy, and food or childcare. Our employees volunteered over 200 hours at the Redwood Empire Food Bank in 2022 and remain committed to helping end hunger in our community.

  • Redwood Empire Food Bank
  • Ceres Community Project
  • F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Here)
  • Sacramento Food Bank 

(Partial list)

Health & Human Services

We believe in championing a just and healthy community where everyone can achieve well-being and reach their full potential. Dozens of our employees took on the challenge of training, hiking, and raising funds to support Santa Rosa Community Health’s Epic Trail Challenge in 2023.

  • Santa Rosa Community Health
  • Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)
  • Becoming Independent
  • Legal Aid of Sonoma County
  • Canine Companions

(Partial list)

Housing & Homelessness

Homelessness and access to affordable housing impact all of our communities. We firmly support the County of Sonoma to achieve “functional zero” homelessness through a Housing First strategy.

  • COTS (Committee on the Shelterless)
  • Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa 
  • Hanna Center
  • PEP Housing

(Partial list)

CRA Public File

“Our partnership with Exchange Bank is more than just a financial one—it’s a true collaboration based on shared values and a commitment to making a positive impact in our community. With their unwavering support as a donor for 28 years, Exchange Bank has been instrumental in helping us fulfill our mission.

David Goodman, Hunger Relief Worker and CEO Redwood Empire Food Bank