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Community Investment

“Giving back to our community is who and what Centinel Bank is all about.  Taos is my home and I believe in the power of community to make a difference for future generations.  For me, our giving program is not just about money, it is about being a proactive leader in making our community a better place to live and work.  This takes resources of many kinds including our time, getting involved, rolling up our sleeves and working hard to make a difference.”

- Rebeca Romero Rainey, CEO, Centinel Bank of Taos

Whether through economic development, volunteer time, or financial support of non-profit organizations in Taos County, Centinel Bank is committed to making our community the best place to live and work.

Centinel Bank in the Community

Locally Owned and Operated, committed to Taos.

Giving back



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Did you know that by banking with Centinel Bank, you’re helping us make a difference in our community?  We dedicate our energy and resources 100% in Taos County; to individuals and organizations who help us expand on our mission of making our communities better places to live and work.

Giving Back

Centinel Bank was born in and has thrived in Taos County, and we love to give back to the community that has done so much for us. Through volunteer work, donations to non-profit organizations, scholarship programs, and green initiatives, Centinel Bank is dedicated to making Taos a better community to live, work, raise a family and call home.


An institution is only as strong as the community it serves. At Centinel Bank, we regularly contribute to our community through volunteer work. Many of our employees volunteer with our local schools, while others serve on community boards, participate in mentorships, career days, blood drives, judging school competitions, conducting financial literacy classes and many other programs.

Environmental Sustainability 

At Centinel Bank, we take steps to ensure the sustainability of our natural environment by:

  • Providing green and alternative building loans for over thirty years
  • Recycling shredded confidential papers*
  • Community Shred Day
  • Annual River Clean-Ups
  • eStatements
  • Shrinking our carbon footprint by reducing energy use
  • Lighting our facilities with energy efficient light bulbs
  • Replacing paper with more eco-friendly electronic technologies

Going Green with Centinel

We understand going green is important to all of us, that is why we offer eStatements, online bill pay, and online banking.   Sign up!  Online Banking  • eStatements  •  Online Bill Pay

* With our Recycling program, we saved 111 trees in 2012, 76 trees in 2011, and 77 trees in 2010.  In 2009, the program had only been in place for half of the year, but thanks to a massive internal shred, 63 trees were saved.

Our Community Partners    

If you would like to request support from Centinel Bank for your organization, please complete our Community Support Request Form and submit it to any Centinel Bank branch.

Some of our Community Partners:

Organization Name Website
Bridges Project for Education
Community Against Violence, Inc.  
Enos Garcia Elementary School Book Fund Partnership Account
Holy Cross Hospital
Northern New Mexico Midwifery Center
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Taos Community Foundation  
Lions Club of Taos
Millicent Rogers Museum

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