Community News

Learn more about Lighthouse Bank's involvement in the community and the special awards we've received!

Non Profit Banking

Premier Non-Profit Interest Checking

Lighthouse Bank is dedicated to supporting the organizations which help to make a difference in our community. One of the many ways we demonstrate that commitment is by offering 501(c)(3) organizations access to our Premier Non-Profit Interest Checking - an account which pays an extremely competitive interest rate. We designed these specialized banking and cash management tools with the unique needs of non-profit organizations in mind. Our services combine the expertise and responsiveness only a locally-owned and operated bank can offer.

Earn a Competitive Interest Rate - For a listing of our current rates, click here.

No Activity Fees - There is no minimum balance required to open the account. Additionally, there is no minimum balance required to avoid activity fees.

Complimentary Services - No fee for additional services, such as the Lighthouse Bank business courier service (Santa Cruz County only), Cashier's Checks, Notary Service, and Online Banking.


Special Cash Management Services Available


 Reduced Pricing on Merchant Card Services


Local Service - Work with people who know you and your community 



Community Partnerships

Below is a sample of what our non-profit clients are saying about us





"Lighthouse Bank is a bank that understands the importance of non-profits to the health of the community and is willing to support our missions. They really came through for us with a line of credit when the state budget was not passed. In these tough economic times, working with a dedicated community partner, like Lighthouse Bank, insures our ability to deliver essential services to the community. We are fortunate to have forward thinking supporters who understand the needs of the non-profit community."

Sam Story, Executive Director, Community Bridges 

"We really appreciate the personal touch and responsiveness of the associates at Lighthouse Bank. They provide very professional and high quality services while always keeping the greater good of the community in mind."

Mary Lou Goeke, Executive Director, United Way of Santa Cruz County



"Lighthouse Bank has proven to be a reliable business partner for our banking needs. They uniquely serve the non-profit community of Santa Cruz County by providing exceptional service and beneficial products for our organization. We are pleased we made the switch."

Michelle Brunelle, Finance Director, Family Service Agency of the Central Coast







Our Mission Statement:

Lighthouse Bank is committed to providing superior personalized banking products and services. We are dedicated to creating financial benefit for our clients, professional growth for our employees and financial prosperity for our owners and community.