Help with your Finances

Access to Bank Accounts
Bank on San Francisco can help you to open a bank account with a suitable bank or credit union. The following banks and credit unions are participating in the program and offer a variety of services, including "second chance" checking, accounts for people without California ID and financial management training:

Bank of America
Bank of the West
Community Trust, a division of Self-Help FCU
East West Bank
Northeast Community Federal Credit Union
Patelco Credit Union
Redwood Credit Union
San Francisco Federal Credit Union
Union Bank of California
US Bank

For More Information…
  • Bank on San Francisco Bank on San Francisco:  Call 2-1-1,
    from cell phones: 415-808-HELP (4357),,
    or visit any participating bank or credit union
Free Financial Management Counseling and Workshops
SF Smart Money Network
Learn how to budget, save, build credit and manage a bank account at a free financial management class or counseling session. Find out where and when there are classes near your home or work.
The Better Small Dollar Loan
Payday Plus SF
When you're low on funds but need cash, payday loans can seem tempting. But these loans are risky, the lenders charge high interest rates usually starting at 380% APR. With Payday Plus SF you can borrow $50 to $500 without high fees through one of our participating credit unions.
Kindergarten to College (K2C)
College Savings Account
If your child has a Kindergarten to College savings account, you are eligible for additional savings matches and incentives. In addition, if you sign and return a K2C consent form to your school and you are enrolled in the National School Lunch program, an additional $50 will be deposited to your child's account as well as qualify your child for future program incentives.