Bank of Hope awards $10K to Bergen Volunteers

Bank of Hope has awarded $10,000 in funds to Bergen Volunteers, as it further solidifies its collaboration with the countywide nonprofit organization. The contribution is directed toward leadership and professional development programs and VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, programs for seniors and other low- and moderate-income communities.

Bergen Volunteers is a nonprofit organization that provides human service and training programs to improve lives and strengthen communities.

“We have countless, strong nonprofit alliances around the country, which include grants and sponsorships to local organizations that help improve financial lives and entire communities,” a statement from Bank of Hope reads.

The Los Angeles-based bank also encourages employees to volunteer with paid time off for opportunities, and it has a matching gifts program.

Bergen Volunteers said it was grateful for Bank of Hope’s continued support of its social service and leadership programs.

“We’re thrilled to continue our good work together and are grateful for community partners such as these who help us reach even more vulnerable individuals,” Bergen Volunteers CEO Nina Bachrach said.

Bank of Hope, with $17.8 billion in assets, is a diverse financial institution that offers commercial and consumer products and services including residential mortgage and warehouse lending, credit cards, equipment lease financing and foreign currency, among others.