Our Commitment

We invest in your communities to provide opportunities and inspiration.

At Golden 1 Credit Union, we’re committed to sharing the credit union difference, and we know that it goes beyond brick and mortar. At our core, we are about “people helping people” and doing right by our members and neighbors. Our members are at the heart of everything we do every day, in local communities throughout the Golden State.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving Back


Golden 1 is dedicated to increasing educational opportunities, strengthening financial well-being, and making communities great. Through corporate giving, we deliver on our commitment to being a trusted community partner and leader throughout California. We serve to bolster and improve our communities through a variety of programs including scholarships, community grants, disaster relief aid, community food bank donations, and assistance for homeless youth and young adults.

People Helping People Every Day


Employee Volunteerism – Our employees generously give back to our communities by selflessly devoting time to help our neighbors in need. The countless ways our employees donate their skills and talents supporting charitable organizations include board service, participating in Golden 1 sponsored-events, and raising money through employee-led fundraisers. Giving back and paying it forward is core to what Golden 1 values and honors.

Partnering With Our Communities


For more than eight decades, Golden 1 Credit Union has embraced the spirit of partnering with key organizations to better our communities. Following are a few partnerships that play an integral part of making a difference in the lives of many.

Credit Unions for Kids and the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) – Giving hope is what Credit Unions for Kids is about. This nationwide nonprofit collaboration of credit unions fundraises to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Adopted as our movement’s charity of choice, credit unions are one of the largest sponsors of CMN Hospitals. Each year these nonprofit hospitals provide the finest pediatric care to help millions of children with life-threatening diseases and injuries.

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Big Day of Giving – Part of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s initiative to grow local philanthropy, the Big Day of Giving is an annual community-wide movement that unites the region’s nonprofit sector to help raise unrestricted funds for the organizations that strengthen our neighborhoods. This one-day online event seeks to inspire us all to give back, enhance our communities, and change lives. Since 2013, the giving day has generated nearly $40 million for more than 600 local nonprofits. 

Golden 1 Center – Golden 1 has unique ways to include our communities in the naming rights partnership with the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center. We thank organizations for their service with the ultimate VIP experience to games, concerts, and events in the Golden 1 Community Suite. The Charity Shootout at Kings games is a high-energy promotion where lucky non-profits can shoot baskets and win up to $10,000 for their organizations.

Community Events – Our commitment to our communities extends throughout the year with annual sponsored-events like the California State Fair in Sacramento, Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, Farm-to-Fork Festival in Sacramento, the Art & Soul Festival in Oakland, and local Shred events in Sacramento and Fresno. We are also proud to support college athletics with partnerships at Sacramento State, Fresno State, Chico State, Cal Poly SLO, and UC Davis.