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People Helping People

The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation was founded in January 2021 to formalize the longstanding charitable efforts of Gulf Winds Credit Union. The Foundation’s mission is to create a sustainable funding source for community organizations that provide elder services, youth services, basic needs and financial education. Our giving philosophy is to provide annual donations that can be depended on year-after-year, to help funded partners create sustainable programmatic results.


Gulf Winds understands the rising cost of continued education and wants to help our members and the children/grandchildren of members with those expenses by offering scholarships worth $5,000 each, every year. Since 2007, Gulf Winds has provided $272,500 in scholarships to 70 continuing education students.

2024 Recipients

Congratulations to our 2024 scholarship recipients Kenna Alverson, Edward Bridges, Garrett Hogan, William Kroger, and John Pinette! Read more about the 2024 recipients »

2025-2026 Scholarship Cycle

The 2025-2026 Scholarship Cycle is not yet open. Please check back here in January 2025 for updates and information on the application process.

Board of Directors

The Gulf Winds Cares Foundation is made up of dedicated Credit Union professionals and volunteers who are responsible for the decisions, activities and resources of the community-focused organization.

Contact Us
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2023 Annual Report