*We conduct an annual survey of all of our borrowers, including a request for demographic data on their Board of Directors or ownership, senior leadership, all staff, and clients. This data is from 2020, with 2021 data currently being compiled. We also conduct a similar survey with our Board of Directors, senior leadership, and staff. This data is from 2021.
We utilize demographic categories based on US Department of Labor and US Census surveys, customized to more appropriately reflect our borrowers' end clients. The racial and ethnic categories included in "people of color" include: Black or African-American, or of African Descent; American Indian or Alaska Native; Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Asian Indian, Vietnamese, or of Asian Descent; Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Guamanian, Chamorro, or other Pacific Islander; Mexican, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or of Hispanic, Latino, Spanish origin; Middle Eastern or North African; Person of color, multi-racial, or multi-ethnic.
We welcome feedback on this data collection and analysis practice. Please send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.