Give back in a big way

Philanthropy is a Responsibility and a Privilege

Our Charitable Mission

We believe in “people helping people”. Our charitable mission is to benefit the community through our passionate support of local charities and initiatives that further the reach and impact of Financial Literacy, with a special interest in helping to build individual prosperity. GTE approaches philanthropy as a responsibility to the community - a privilege that we wholeheartedly view as a fundamental purpose and reason for existing. As a not-for-profit financial institution, we focus on giving back instead of obsessing over profit. In fact, GTE has donated over $578,015 to local charities every year since 2023.

Charity is a Year-Round Commitment

Monthly Charities

Each month, we focus our charitable efforts on one organization, which we support and raise money for. Throughout the year, our employees rally around the chosen Monthly Charities and provide support through fundraisers, personal contributions, and volunteerism.

2024 Monthly Charities:
  • January: Junior Achievement
  • February: Crisis Center
  • March: Tighten the Drag Foundation
  • April: YMCA
  • May: Rescue Pets of Florida
  • June: Metro Inclusive Health
  • July: Boys & Girls Club
  • August: United Way
  • September: Best Buddies
  • October: American Heart Association
  • November: Police Athletic League
  • December: Feeding Tampa Bay

Employee Volunteerism

GTE employees work, play, and live in the communities we serve, so it's only natural that we give back. And our members really rally behind us, too. Together, our employees and members support local Tampa Bay charities and organizations throughout the entire year! Each year our employees typically spend over 2,000 hours volunteering in our community. Our Executive Team and Leadership Team all volunteer on boards and committees, providing long-term support for some of Tampa Bay's most impactful charitable organizations: Boys & Girls Club, Tighten the Drag Foundation, American Heart Association, YMCA, and Southeastern Guide Dogs, just to name a few.

Help Make A Difference

You can now Zelle a donation using If you choose to donate through Zelle, your contribution will be used towards the current Charity of the Month. If you prefer to donate cash or by check, you can do so at any GTE Community Financial Center location

Small change can make a BIG difference! For those that want to give back even more, GTE's Future Change allows you to round up your transactions to the nearest dollar to benefit local charities.

Every time you use a GTE product, whether it is one of our credit cards, loans, or checking accounts, you're helping enrich the lives of those in the Tampa Bay community. When you swipe your GTE debit or credit card, it’s a way to celebrate, you’re giving back in a BIG way!  So start swiping it forward today with GTE!