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At Byline, we take our role of participating in and investing in our local communities very seriously. Community engagement and support is the bedrock of our success, and we’re committed to helping the local communities in which we live and work to grow and thrive—today and into the future.

$58.2 million

community-development investments*


community-development grants*

$130.0 million

community-development loans*


CRA volunteer hours*


in community grants, donations and sponorships*

We’re proud to be a community bank.

What does it mean to be a community bank today? It means genuinely knowing our neighbors, and working to lift each other up. It means being concerned with how well our communities are doing.

That’s at the heart of what we do. By supporting local businesses and working with families to protect and grow their money, we make our neighborhoods even stronger. That’s what being in the community means to us.

Community Partners

Acts Housing 600x300
Allies Community Biz 600x300
Association House 600x300
Beyond Hunger 600x300
Black Star Project 600x300
Bridge Youth 600x300
Chi Neighborhood Initiatives 600x300
Chicago Furniture Bank 600x300
Community Investment Corp 600x300
Connections Homeless 600x300
Depaul Coleman Center
Economic Awareness Council 600x300
Economic Strategies Development 600x300
Embark Chicago 600x300
Facing Forward 600x300
Hfs Scholars 600x300
Jcfs Chicago 600x300
Jr Achievement 600x300
Jr Achievement Wi 600x300
Ladder Up 600x300
My Block My Hood My City 600x300
National Latino Ed Inst 600x300
Nfte 600x300
Nhs 600x300
Northside Housing Support 600x300
Oak Park Reg Housing 600x300
Refugee One 600x300
Ressurection Project 600x300
Sarahs Inn 600x300
Score Chicago 600x300
Secure Futures 600x300
Shelter Inc 600x300
Sbac Card 600x300
U Can 600x300
Wind 600x300

The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Department) evaluates our performance in meeting the financial services needs of this community, including the needs of low-income to moderate-income households. The Department takes this evaluation into account when deciding on certain applications submitted by us for approval by the Department. Your involvement is encouraged. You may obtain a copy of our evaluation. You may also submit signed, written comments about our performance in meeting community financial services needs to the Department.