Community Foundation

Community Business Bank has established a foundation to designate donations to nonprofits within the communities we serve.  To decide on requests, Community Business Bank has established a Community Foundation Committee. This committee will evaluate all requests for donations and as a group make formal decisions on behalf of Community Business Bank.

If your nonprofit would like to make a formal donation request, please review the submission guidelines as detailed below.

Donation Request Guidelines
On behalf of the Bank, the Committee will review and decision all donation requests over $250. Donation requests under $250 will be referred to and decided upon by the local office manager.

In order for a donation request to be considered, it must be submitted in writing with a completed Donation Request Form (below) and all Required Documentation showing that the request:

  1. comes from a qualified nonprofit organization (must provide proof of your organization's exemption under Section 501(c) (3) of the United States IRS Service tax code);
  2. provides service and benefit within the Bank’s local market which includes Yolo, Sacramento, Solano and San Joaquin County; and,
  3. is not from an organization that is political, religious, or racially biased as well as organizations that refuse to disclose financial and management information upon request.



Required Documentation
In addition to completing and submitting the below linked donation request form, all requests must be accompanied by a letter of request addressed to the committee as well as a copy of the organization's 501(c)(3) status and a copy of the organization's w-9.  Requests that are incomplete when received will not be considered.

Click here to access the Donation Request Form


When to Submit Requests
Donation requests may be received any time throughout the year.  The committee will meet on a quarterly basis to review new requests that have been submitted since the last meeting.  Generally, the committee will meet in March, June, September and December.


Where to Send Donation Requests
Community Business Bank
Attn: Community Foundation
P. O. Box 912
West Sacramento, CA 95691
 

Correspondence
We will make every effort to return a decision - either approved or declined - for each request received.  However, if you do not receive a timely response to your submission, be aware that the committee may have deferred a decision on the request to a future quarter.  If you feel that your request has been overlooked, you are welcome to contact the bank through our online submission form or at info@communitybizbank.com.