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Giving Back

Philanthropy is a Responsibility and a Privilege

Our Charitable Mission

GTE Financial 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 donated $610,000 to local charities in 2018!

We believe in “people helping people”. Our charitable mission is to benefit the community through our passionate support of local philanthropies, organizations, charities and initiatives that further the reach and impact of Financial Literacy and Homeownership, with a special interest in helping to build personal prosperity. 

GTE donated $610,000 last year
GTE Employees volunteered over 4,400 hours in 2018

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Our employees truly are the heart and soul of our organization. Throughout the year, they rally around our Monthly Charites and provide support through fundraisers, personal contributions, and volunteeting.

In 2018, employees of GTE provided over 4,400 volunteer hours to local charities and community organizations!

Become a Philanthopist too...Join GTE!

GTE Financial offers all of the products and services that you would expect at a large bank, but since we are a not-for-profit, we have better rates and fewer fees that our for-profit counterparts. Every time you use a GTE product, whether it be one of our credit cards, loans, or checking accounts, you're helping enrich the lives of those in the Tampa Bay community.

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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. Click the Future Change button below to learn more!

GTE and we...going beyond money!

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Charity is a Year-Round Commitment

Together, GTE employees and members support local Tampa Bay charities and organizations throughout the entire year! Here's how:

  • Corporate Charitable Efforts: 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.
  • Monthly Charities: Every year, the credit union selects 1 charity per month to rally behind based on employee suggestions. Staff can donate every Wednesday to wear jeans and support the effort!
  • Holiday Charities: During the holidays GTE support’s member families in need through its Make Hope Real program.
  • GTE Cares Program: Through this unique chartered program GTE provides extra funds for employee volunteers and team programs.
  • GTE Foundation: Entirely established as a charitable trust, GTE raises funds to support local philanthropic endeavors, most notably, hosting the GTE Scholarship Scramble, raising money for member student scholarships.
  • Community Involvement: GTE is very active when it comes to giving back. Whether it’s volunteering, contributing money to charitable organizations, or even just thanking our members in the form of fun events, GTE understands that it’s important to be involved if you want to make a difference.

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