Caring for Our Community
Gulf Winds believes in the credit union philosophy of people helping people. We put this belief to action by providing donations, sponsorships and volunteer hours to support the communities where our members and team members live, work, worship and attend school.
The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation was started in January 2021 with the mission, "To create a sustainable funding source for community organizations that provide services for youth, seniors, basic needs and financial education." The Foundation seeks to provide annual donations that can be depended on year-after-year, to help funded partners create sustainable programmatic results. Learn more about our giving and key community partners
Our Team Cares
Just like our members, the Gulf Winds team lives, works, worships and attends school across our service area — and they want to see the region thrive. Our employees are active volunteers, providing hundreds of hours of service every year. Our team also makes weekly donations as part of our casual day program. These donations raise over $10,000 annually to support the Children’s Miracle Network at the Studer Family Children’s Hospital.
Gulf Winds sponsors a number of community events including the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, Spring Jam, Miracle on Palafox, and Springtime Tallahassee — just to name a few. We like bringing people together to enjoy art, music, food, and fun while building the culture and economy in our service area.
Caring During Crisis —
Gulf Winds donated $100,000 to combat the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate its effects on our community. Learn more about Gulf Winds’ commitment to combatting Covid
Caring During Crisis — Hurricane Sally
Gulf Winds stands with the communities we serve in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. Guided by the credit union philosophy of people helping people, Gulf Winds has committed $25,000 to support five nonprofit organizations providing hurricane relief, including Council on Aging of West Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, Atmore Lions Club, Escambia County (AL) Habitat for Humanity and Drexell and Honeybees. Learn more