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Community Impact

Responsible Giving. Incredible Causes.

Making our communities a better place starts with helping our neighbors and neighborhoods thrive.

On any given day you’ll find our donations and employees removing barriers to economic mobility and creating opportunities for all residents to prosper in our communities.

We use our expertise to build 
strong communities.

As a community bank, we believe we have a responsibility to make our communities a better place. We view the challenges our communities face as our own challenges, and that’s why we do much more than safeguard your deposits. We help the family-owned coffee shop around the corner finance an expansion and create jobs. We help families save for the future by building equity in their homes, and we provide leadership and financial support to non-profit agencies that provide help and hope for the most vulnerable members of our community.

River Valley's Community Impact in 2017: 

$125 Million in Credit to Small Businesses.

We solve the financial needs of small businesses so they can focus on what they do best. 


 429 New Home Loans.

We help families build wealth and roots in our communities through home ownership.



 $429,927 Donated in Grants & Sponsorships.

Our donations help non-profit agencies address some of the most critical needs and challenges our communities face.

 5,676 Employee Hours Volunteered.  

Our employees give their time and expertise to create change in our communities and help them thrive. 

Our donations and employees
reach those in need.

Our employees can be found educating socially and economically disadvantaged adults on job readiness skills, teaching youth how to save, providing leadership on a variety of non-profit boards, or stocking shelves at a local food pantry.

Growing Local Economies.”

In much the same way, our donations are hard at work every day funding programs that meet basic human service needs, empower youth and build strong communities. We support agencies that provide scholarships for low-income families to join the YMCA, seniors with their next ride to the clinic and social inclusion programs for adults with special needs. You’ll even find us sponsoring the local little league team and the annual fireworks display. We take our charitable giving seriously; reinvesting 2% of annual earnings back into the communities we serve each year. 
Recent Donations:
  • River Valley’s Foundation makes $100,000 gift to Beacon House!
  • Hammer with a Heart sponsorship helps five low-income families with home repairs in Dane County.
    Hammer with a Heart 2018 thanks supporters: Watch Here.

Our mission is
to responsibly
fund programs
that create opportunities
in the areas of education, human services and community & economic development.”

Our vision is
to make the communities served by River Valley Bank incredible places to live, work and prosper for all members of the community.”