Making an Impact in our Communities

Giving back to improve the financial lives of Californians.

Our members and communities are at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud to give to partners and organizations that help improve the quality of life in California. Golden 1 is an inclusive and caring partner and leader that works to improve the financial well-being of all Californians. Through grant making, event sponsorships, financial education, scholarships, our Community Suite at Golden 1 Center, and employee volunteering, Golden 1 supports organizations that align with our Social and Community Impact Pillars of Educational Attainment, Access to Career Pathways, and Entrepreneurship for Youth and Young Adults.

Additionally, Golden 1 has donated close to $600,000 since 2011 to 38 food bank programs across California, resulting in millions of meals to families and individuals in need.

Our Del Paso Heights Commitment


Supporting Our Community Since Day 1

We’re a cooperative organization owned by our members. Money earned by the credit union is used to provide banking services with lower fees, higher returns on savings, and lower interest rates on loans. We also give funds to nonprofits that help communities improve education, wellness, and careers.

You Belong Here

It’s time to start banking with a partner that cares about your well-being and gives back to our community.

Learn Money Management Skills

Learn and practice financial skills! We'll present topics such as:

  • Building a better budget
  • Banking basics
  • World of credit
  • Saving money
  • Homebuying!

Everyday Banking for Everyone

Take advantage of services available in your own neighborhood.

  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Debit and credit cards
  • ATMs - free nationwide access
  • Home loans

Free Personal Financial Coaching

Drop into the Financial Resource Center for personal advice!

  • Expert one-on-one coaching
  • Coaches available weekdays plus two Saturdays a month

Financial Resource Center Location

3725 Marysville Blvd Suite #1
Sacramento, CA 95838

Financial Coaching, Workshops & Banking Services

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Del Paso Heights Partnership


Golden 1 has made a $10 million, multi-year investment in Del Paso Heights, a chronically under-resourced community in Sacramento. In addition to financial support, we're opening a Financial Resource Center in the neighborhood, to provide easily accessible services.

In our first year (2022-23), we granted more than $1 million to four partner organizations in Del Paso Heights:

The investment has served roughly 2,700 Del Paso Heights community members, and Golden 1 employees volunteered 114 hours in the community, including regular financial education workshops.

For more information about Golden 1’s partnership in Del Paso Heights or to request Golden 1 volunteers for your nonprofit event contact communityrelations@golden1.com.

The Golden 1 team engages the community at an event in Del Paso Heights.

Golden 1 is making a significant investment in the Del Paso Heights community. One that we do not take lightly.

Dwayne Crenshaw, President and CEO of Greater Sacramento Urban League

We commend Golden 1 for their long-term and intentional investment in Del Paso Heights and North Sacramento. Together, we are working to promote economic stability and growth for residents.

Danielle Lawrence, Executive Director of Mutual Assistance Network

Golden 1 shares NWF’s vision to continue building a healthy community for all Del Paso Heights neighbors, and we’re thankful for their support.

Gina Warren, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Neighborhood Wellness Foundation

The financial support from Golden 1 has been a game changer as it has given our organization the opportunity to plan long term support for our Grant Union High School students and those attending feeder schools.

Derrell K. Roberts, CEO of Roberts Family Development Center

Community Grants


In the grant year ending June 2023, Golden 1 granted $596,000 to 31 organizations in California to support education and transition-age foster youth.

Since 2013, Golden 1 has given nearly $6 million in grants to 269 organizations in support of programs that help children, teens, and young adults gain skills and resources to put them on the road to secure and productive lives.

For more information about Golden 1 community grants and event sponsorships contact communityrelations@golden1.com.

Golden 1 works with the community and provides grants to organizations helping to better California.

For nearly a decade Golden 1 has supported our Creative Writing and Literacy Tutoring efforts, allowing us to serve thousands of Sacramento area students with high quality arts, literacy, and social emotional programming. Golden 1 is a true collaborator, helping us achieve our mission through directly funding programs, offering guidance and support, and helping the community learn about what we do!

Ian Hadley, Executive Director of 916 Ink

Financial Education


In 2022, Golden 1 held 324 financial education workshops for more than 5,550 people. We also conducted 16 sessions of our Financial Wellness Challenge for nearly 1,000 young adult and student participants.

For more information about Golden 1's Financial Education offerings or to inquire about a workshop or Financial Wellness Challenge contact financialwellness@golden1.com.

The Golden 1 team engages the community at a financial education event.

Scholarships


Golden 1 is dedicated to supporting our members, now and in the future. Our scholarship program is an essential part of that promise. By investing in California’s future leaders, we’re helping to create stronger communities.

In 2023, Golden 1 awarded $494,200 to 54 students attending colleges and universities in California. Since the scholarship program began in 2013, Golden 1 has awarded $4 million to 456 students throughout the state.

For more information about Golden 1 scholarships contact communityrelations@golden1.com.

Golden 1 offers scholarships to students in California.
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