We know that our minority-owned banks and communities are stronger together.

When you become a member, we advocate for you – and your customers. 

As the nation’s leading trade association for minority-owned banks, our advocacy efforts are critical to our members’ success and the people they serve.


Harnessing our collective power is the key to developing legislation and regulations that positively impact our banks.

We’ve made progress, but there’s more work to do. Federal law requires bank regulators and the Treasury Department to promote and preserve minority depository institutions.


Project Reach, the FDIC’s Minority Depository Institutions Program, and the Federal Reserve’s Partnership for Progress are  steps in the right direction. The NBA welcomes these initiatives, but we also continue to call on the regulators to adhere to their statutory obligation to preserve and promote minority institutions by directly engaging our banks in these initiatives and creating opportunities for our banks to innovate. 

Our Advocacy Priorities


Increasing access to capital for minority-owned banks


Increasing minority-owned banks participation in government infrastructure, transportation and other programs


Fully supporting the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund


Increasing federal and state deposits in minority depository institutions

Congressional Testimonies, Letters, and Advocacy Efforts

April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020
The Community Reinvestment Act: Assessing the Law's Impact on Discrimination and Redlining
April 9, 2019
December 21, 2018