Giving Back

At Howard Financial it is very important for us to give back in our own community. It isn’t all about money, it really is about helping people and giving back.

Howard Financial Partners with Gradient Gives Back

One of the firms we work with, Gradient Financial Group, established the Gradient Gives Back Community Outreach Program and devotes its resources to assisting Americans.

Gradient Gives Back Community Outreach Program invites Americans, who have fallen on hard times and are struggling to recover from one of the most challenging economic environments in history, to apply now for an opportunity to be awarded.

Two deserving families will be selected to receive 12 months of mortgage or lease payments!

Family Selection

Families will be selected in the last quarter annually. Applications must be submitted by November 1. Visit to learn more!






Thumbs Up, Cancer Down

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Lance Howard invited Kevin Charette to be a guest on his radio show to help Kevin spread the word about Thumbs Up, Cancer Down. The movement started in 2014 with people sending “thumbs up” photos in support of two Bakersfield residents battling cancer, and has grown into a unified symbol of encouragement for cancer patients around the world. The goal now is to take it a step further and be able to offer “Thumbs Up, Power Up” packs to people battling cancer near and far to serve as a reminder that we are all in this fight together. Howard Financial encourages you to visit to support this great cause.

Howard Financial Night at Dustin’s Diner




Howard Financial sponsored Dustin’s Diner by arranging all volunteers and donating $1,000 for a total of $3,263.37 for the night. Howard Financial staff, their family, and friends spent the evening selling cookies and hot cocoa to people touring Haggin Oaks to view the neighborhood holiday lights. Howard Financial is excited to be an ongoing part of Dustin’s Diner’s legacy of helping the Bakersfield Homeless Center “one cookie at a time”.


Client Appreciation Toy Drive




Our clients brought in so many donations that we had five boxes overflowing with toys for the Bakersfield Homeless Center.