Sharing Our Experience

With years of experience working with nonprofits, our banking team welcomes the opportunity to share our expertise and connect you to the banking resources your organization needs to achieve your goals.

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First Independent Bank understands nonprofit organizations have unique banking and financing needs. That’s why our nonprofit banking experts can steer you through complex tax-exempt regulations to fund your immediate needs, manage cash flows, and create fluid business plans that help you to do more good. Our customer-focused approach means you get a dedicated, experienced relationship manager to help with all your banking needs.  

1Loans are subject to credit approval.

As a division of Western Alliance Bank, we are able to serve business customers across the country through specialized financial services units that deliver niche products and services.

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Specialty Checking

  • Community Alliance Program for nonprofits
  • Earn interest through our Prime Plus Checking
  • Access full Analysis Checking
  • No monthly maintenance fees
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Business Loans and Credit

  • Commercial real estate lending
  • Asset-based lending 
  • Revolving lines of credit
  • Equipment Financing
  • Sophisticated commercial credit card products
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Treasury Management

  • Simplify your day-to-day banking
  • Better manage cash balances and endowment assets
  • Monitor and manage cash flow

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Public Finance

  • Finance the purchase, building or renovation of a facility, including leasehold improvements
  • Fund long-term strategic initiatives
  • Strengthen borrowing capacity and financial position
  • Optimize working capital and liquidity

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They are really a quality bank in every way…They are involved in the community because they want to be and this is a very different approach. It’s part of their financial value system.
Tom Espinoza, Founder and CEO, Raza Development Fund
About Us

First Independent Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, the go-to bank for business in its growing markets. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of deposit, lending, treasury management, international banking and online banking products and services, plus superior service to meet the needs of local businesses. With six offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, along with Western Alliance Bank’s robust national platform of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Northern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance ranks #2 on the Forbes 2018 “Best Banks in America” list.