EVB is committed to enriching the lives of those in our communities. EVB embraces the communities we serve and pursues opportunities to support low and moderate income communities.
We actively show our commitment to building our communities into a better place through our participation in the following organizations:
EVB is honored to be a part of the communities that we serve. See what all we're doing to give a little back to our customers and local causes.
EVB is building stronger communities with a first-time home buyer program.
A major challenge to any potential homeowner is the ability to accumulate enough savings for a down payment and closing costs. For low-income families, the ability to save enough funds may seem insurmountable. That's why EVB teamed up with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and can offer matching funds for down payment and closing cost for first-time homebuyers.
EVB has helped many families in the community realize the dream of homeownership. Find out if you qualify for up to $5,000 in matching funds for your first home purchase.
EVB maintains an ongoing level of community development participation, including opportunities for the investment portfolio. In addition to investments with local counties and municipalities, we make low income housing investments through participation with the Housing Equity Fund of Virginia.
Developers of single-family subdivisions or multifamily rentals, making these properties available to those who earn 80% or less of the area median income.
The EVB Community Assistance Program is a program created to assist our existing customers who are having difficulty meeting larger basic expenses due to adverse economic conditions. There are certain criteria the borrower must meet to qualify for this program. Contact any of our branch locations for more information on this program.
EVB recognizes the importance of ongoing education on topics addressing financial responsibility. Various EVB employees have conducted training in schools and civic organizations as well as served in leadership roles for community organizations. You can access our online Financial Answer Center for a variety of topics. We also partner with ClearPoint, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote consumer health through financial education. ClearPoint provides informative seminars for customers as well as Debt and Credit Counseling.
EVB employees donate time and resources to the charity that they have identified to represent EVB's culture...Relay for Life. The employees whole-heartedly believe that every family is touched by this insidious disease. By raising money and awareness, EVB employees feel that they are making a rich contribution to society. EVB employees volunteer numerous hours of their own time. EVB, as a company, provides company time and paid time off for many volunteer efforts. EVB donates approximately $200,000 to varied causes across its branch network. Bank employees and regional boards are instrumental in making recommendations for corporate donations.