Message from David
Sunrise Banks has been working to improve the lives of our community members through financial empowerment since we were founded in 1984. In 2021, thanks to your support, we’re still at it more than three decades later.
We were busy in 2021: We hosted the Global Alliance for Banking on Values’ annual meeting in March; supported small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program; received a $60 million New Markets Tax Credits allocation that will fund community and economic development; and continued our work to track the carbon footprint of our loan portfolio.
We were humbled to be named a Best for the World B Corporation by B Lab for the eighth year in a row as well as being a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Best Places to Work honoree. But the recognition doesn’t mean nearly as much as our impact: We helped thousands of customers improve their financial health through a combination of our fintech partnerships, financial literacy outreach and credit-builder products.
In addition, we continued our conversations around justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, hosting a town hall on racial equity as well as a conversation with former Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo on how to create more equitable policing solutions going forward.
These accomplishments are thanks to your continued support. We know that we don’t succeed unless our community does – thank you for being a partner in 2021. I look forward to what we can achieve in 2022 and beyond.