Community Reinvestment Act

Webster believes that helping to meet the banking and credit needs of our neighbors and businesses is essential for the health of the communities we serve.

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Webster Bank Community Reinvestment - Fairmount Boston

Strengthening our communities

We work closely with organizations whose programs serve low- and moderate-income residents and/or support small business development – especially those that focus on supporting women and minorities.

Our most recent Community Reinvestment Act Performance Evaluation resulted in an “Outstanding” rating. This rating, the highest possible, was given by our primary regulator, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

We provide:

  • Grants
  • Investments
  • Loans
  • Leadership
  • Technical assistance
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Types of organizations we support

  • Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs) and investors that finance affordable housing and small businesses
  • Community Development Corporations (CDCs) that develop or promote affordable housing and small business development programs
  • Community and economic planning organizations
  • Organizations that provide credit-access training, such as mortgage and homebuyer counseling, financial literacy training and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) to low and moderate income individuals and communities

Grant request application

Applications are accepted annually from January through June, and awards are made in August.

Our CRA Public File is your resource for information about the communities we serve.



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Lori-Anne Lawton, CRA & Fair and Responsible Banking Officer

CRA & Fair and Responsible Banking Program Management Team
200 Executive Blvd.
Southington, CT 06489



It is the expectation of Webster Bank, N.A. that all organizations that are recipients of a Webster Bank CRA-Community Development Award are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination against any person or group on the basis of Race; Religion; Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Expression; Ethnicity, National Origin or Citizenship Status; Servicemember Status; Age; Marital or Familial Status; Disability or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law.