When we say, “The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is a community bank,” we’re really telling you our story in a nutshell.
Community banks are often defined as being “small,” but we prefer the term “local.” Since we began in 1921, giving back to the communities where we work, play and live, has been at the heart of everything we do. That’s a privilege and a responsibility that we take seriously.
Deposits that customers make at The Coop go directly back to Cape Codders. From loans to help start new businesses, or help existing businesses grow and expand to mortgages to help folks purchase their homes, our success helps others succeed. By putting relationships ahead of numbers, we’re able to serve our customers with a human touch and with tailored solutions. Our doors are open, our phones are answered by real people, and we value face-to-face time with our clients. That’s community banking…it’s what we do and why we’re here.
Our commitment to serving the community hasn’t wavered since we first opened our doors in 1921. Nonprofit donations and sponsorships are an integral part of our company’s philanthropic initiatives. Our Charitable Giving Program has allowed us to create partnerships and donate funds to the groups and events that have the greatest impact on Cape Codders and our communities.
We know there are many needs across Cape Cod. As a community bank, it’s our goal to be a positive member of our community by providing some of the support our local nonprofits require to operate on the Cape.
Our employees aren’t just bankers, they’re community bankers. And they’re passionate about it. They live in your neighborhoods, send their children to the same schools, and face many of the same issues. They embrace volunteerism with fervor. Our team includes board members of numerous charitable groups, weekend builders for Habitat for Humanity, leaders of Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, and volunteers with countless non-profit organizations. They support the arts, veterans, conservation of our natural resources, our children, families, and seniors. They genuinely want to make our communities better.
As an independent, mutual institution, reinvesting in the community is part of our job. That means supporting the most vulnerable members of our community and helping our neighbors and friends be financially confident.
Our employees are a resource not only to us, but to you. With their specific knowledge, we offer training workshops throughout the year. From planning for the future to how to stay safe online, helping aging parents to navigating tax laws, we want to help you make better-informed financial decisions.
Through our CRA Fund, we identify and support the organizations that help people struggling to pay their bills, feed their families, or find sufficient income in an area with a high cost-of-living.