At Golden 1 Credit Union, we are committed to living and sharing the credit union difference throughout the Golden State. Since Day 1, our members and communities have been at the heart of everything we do. What began in 1933 grows stronger every year and we take great pride in serving those who have grown with us.
Golden 1 is a caring partner, giving back to the diverse communities and organizations that improve the lives of Californians. We are dedicated to increasing educational opportunities, strengthening financial well-being, and making communities great.
Increase Educational Opportunity
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF EDUCATION.
We believe all our neighbors should have a chance to realize their educational dreams. We have awarded millions in college scholarships to deserving students statewide. Our literacy grants help youth achieve grade-level reading and writing. We conduct “The Challenge” in local high schools and colleges to inspire students to make good financial decisions. Our support of homeless young adults and former foster youth helps them acquire the education and skills they need to enter the workforce. Through these dedicated efforts, we aim to close the opportunity gap and invest in California’s future leaders.
WE BELIEVE IN A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY.
We believe living your best life means more than having a savings account. The powerful tools in the Financial Wellness Center provide members and communities with the knowledge to live financially healthy lives.
As California’s leading credit union, we do so much more. We award grants to organizations that help former foster youth navigate the road to self-sufficiency. Our investments to support homeless youth provide shelter, basic needs, and life-skills training to the most vulnerable in our community. Our scholarships help cover the cost of tuition and fees so students can focus in the classroom.
WE BELIEVE IN THRIVING COMMUNITIES.
We believe in partnerships that uplift people. That’s why we support the Children’s Miracle Network and offer the Community Suite at Golden 1 Center to deserving charities. We care about causes close to our members’ hearts, so we match their donations on Big Day of Giving. We help communities with food bank donations and disaster relief aid, and our employees contribute their time and money to non-profits.
Through sponsored events like the California State Fair in Sacramento, Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, and the Art & Soul Festival in Oakland, Golden 1 supports communities throughout California.