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Mission Branch

The San Francisco Mission branch is currently closed, due to the recent storms in the area.  If you need to make a transaction, you can use our onlinemobile, or audio banking features, or call our contact center at 877.369.2828.  We also have two other locations in the Bay Area.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

System Maintenance
Due to system maintenance, online and mobile banking will be unavailable on Sunday, Oct. 31st from 6:00am PDT thru 12:00pm PDT. Card services will also be limited during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Self-Help Credit Union

Our Environmental Work

At Self-Help, our environmental work focuses on supporting low-income people who are disproportionately affected by climate change and pollution. We do this by investing in organizations and entrepreneurs that create sustainable development in communities historically overlooked by the environmental movement. 

At Self-Help, we evaluate the social impact of all the loans we consider and make investments in sustainable energy projects and building more sustainable communities.

  • We extended paycheck protection financing worth $4.2M to 31 environmental organizations, helping them maintain 363 jobs during the pandemic.
  • Since 1989, we have invested $357 million in projects that have created a positive environmental impact in the communities we serve.*
  • Our investments include loans to 236 businesses and nonprofits that have come to us with a proven commitment to providing a sustainable future.
  • Areas of investment include renewable energy, energy-efficient homes and sustainable food systems, and other green businesses.
  • We do not invest in projects involving fossil fuel extraction or production.

We work with other lenders and advocate to advance sustainability:

Our sustainability work is made possible by all of our members who trust us with their deposits and investments.

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Green Lending- combating climate change
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Green Lending- Nonprofits, business, and projects
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Green Lending- Clean energy
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Green Lending - Finance Green Buildings
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Green Lending- Home energy loans
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Green Lending- Sustainable businesses
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Green Lending- Historic Buildings
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Green Lending- Energy


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*Note that $357 million is an updated impact figure. A previously reported number ($386) included some loans from our Food Systems sector that are now accounted for elsewhere.

Investing in Sustainable Food Systems

Community Foods Market is a full-service grocery store, health resource center and community hub that engages residents to lead healthier and more socially-connected lives. Self-Help’s $1,985,000 loan helped fund construction of the 14,000 square-foot grocery store to support the vibrant community of West Oakland.

“My vision is that Community Foods will be a platform for social innovation and the start of a sustainable food ecosystem. It was important for me to work with trustworthy lenders aligned with that mission … Self-Help is passionate about the impact this project will have on the community." - Brahm Ahmadi, co-founder and CEO of Community Foods