“When you do common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” — George Washington Carver (1864–1943)
Carver was founded in 1948 to serve African-American communities whose residents, businesses, and institutions had limited access to mainstream financial services. Today, Carver is the largest African-American operated bank in the United States. Since its inception, the Bank has continuously been headquartered in Harlem, and most of our ten branches and 24/7 ATM Centers are located in low- to moderate- income neighborhoods. To share in Carver’s history Watch our History.
Carver Bank has been designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as a Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) because of Carver’s community-focused banking services and dedication to the economic viability and revitalization of underserved neighborhoods.
A measure of its progress in achieving this goal includes the Bank’s most recent “Outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act rating.