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 donated over $441,000 to local charities in 2020 and $690,000 in 2019!
Charity is a Year-Round Commitment
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! In 2019, employees of GTE provided over 4,800 volunteer hours to local charities and community organizations! 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.
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. In 2020, we were able to raise $140,000 for 12 organizations that needed our help! We look forward to raising even more this year!
2021 Monthly Charities:
To make a monetary contribution to one, or all of these wonderful organizations, click 'Donate' below. Please indicate the name of the charity in the "Note" section once on our PayPal page. If you prefer to donate cash or by check, you can do so at any GTE Community Financial Center location.
Future Change Program
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!
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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 than our for-profit counterparts. 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.
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