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Sponsors and Community Partners

Fifth Third Bank

We are thrilled to be back on the road celebrating our 18th year of partnership with Fifth Third Bank! The  Financial Empowerment Mobile (eRig) is bringing financial literacy education and support to a neighborhood near you!  Click HERE for our calendar and see where we'll be next!

Fifth Third's award winning Financial Empowerment program utilizes our eRig Financial Empowerment Mobile.  It will travel throughout the bank's markets to reach neighborhoods in low- and moderate-income areas that have been traditionally underserved by banks. The eRig, Fifth Third Bank and local community partners work to help people file their taxes, apply for FAFSA funds for college, and bring quality financial services directly to the communities they serve. The eRig is staffed by Fifth Third professionals and to date, over 400,000 people have boarded the buses to gain access to financial education and services.

California Franchise Tax Board

The Community Connect / eBus program is looking forward to once again partnering with the California Franchise Tax Board and VITA volunteers to educate people about  the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) that is modeled after the federal credit.  The amount of the cash-back tax credit depends on income and family size. To qualify for at least one of the two cash-back credits, your wages need to be less than $54,000. People don’t need to pay to have their taxes prepared.  The eBus will come to your neighborhood and friendly IRS-certified volunteers help prepare your taxes for free!

Franchise Tax Board

The ability to sustain the Community Connect eBus program is made possible thanks to our wonderful sponsors and community partners:

Past Sponsors:

  • Apple computer

  • Assistance League of Phoenix

  • Bank of America

  • BB&T

  • California State Board of Personnel

  • Chase Home Finance

  • Freddie Mac

  • Pearson Digital Learning

  • Pearson Foundation

  • San Diego County

  • Union Bank of California

  • U.S. Bank

  • Wells Fargo Bank

  • Washington Mutual

Community Partners:

Community Connect eBuses are used to connect communities by bringing financial literacy training, community and veteran outreach, and when needed, disaster response assistance resources directly to communities across the United States. We could not accomplish this mission without the support and assistance of our community partners including:

United Way

Pathway Resource Center, Inc.

IMPACT Community Agency

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Homeward Bound Homeless Shelter

Goodwill Industries

Boys and Girls Club

MLK Community Center

Housing Resources, Inc.

Community Action Agency

Broadview Learning Center

ClearPoint Credit Counseling

Stand Down

Stand Down Apprisen

Hispanic America Council

Eversharp Veteran’s Inc.

Urban League

The Community Connect program is made possible through sponsorships, strategic partnerships and the support of our community partners. If you would like to become a program sponsor or donate to help us continue our mission, please contact Ingrid Jimenez, Director of Administration, at 916-418-5100 or by email at

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