Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Community Involvement isn’t just something we say, it’s something we do.  It Matters!


There’s a term out there that people like to use called “Corporate Social Responsibility.” It’s a fancy way to say something so simple: We want to make the St. Cloud area a better place to live and work. Employees are encouraged to volunteer on their own time, but we also give each employee (full-time or part-time) 8 paid hours a year to give back to our communities!


Community Involvement

It’s all a part of our Mission:  Building lifelong relationships by providing valuable financial services that members recommend, benefits the community, and employees are proud of.


So far in 2018, we’ve volunteered over 172 company paid hours and 281 additional hours that our staff has done on their own time. That’s a total of over 500 hours given back to our communities! That’s the equivalent to driving from Seattle, Washington to Miami, Florida 10 times.  Not too shabby for a small company of only about 60 employees in less than one year!


We even have a Community Involvement Committee!

This small committee meets once a month to find new opportunities to offer to our employees. Have a volunteer opportunity that we could possibly help you with? Get in touch with us! Email the chair of our Community Involvement committee, Ashley at:

Would you like to get involved in your community?

Check out various volunteer opportunities here: and


Ripple Effect Employee Award

Employee Alexandra holding travelling trophy

Each quarter an employee is nominated as the Ripple Effect Winner! The Ripple Effect is given to the employee who is truly passionate about giving back and encompasses  “No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone”. For every hour that the employee volunteers, they are entered for this award.


This quarters winner is Alexandra at our Sauk Rapids branch!

She is the bright smiling face you will first encounter when you enter our Sauk Rapids Branch. She is passionate about giving back to the men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedom and safety, which is why she greatly enjoys volunteering at the VA. She also loves fair season in Minnesota and is active with many local county fairs, the Minnesota State Fair with 4H and MN Pork Board. She loves talking to fair goer’s about livestock farming, specifically pig farming. Finally, she also enjoys being around young kids and has enjoyed the opportunities to interact and volunteer at Mississippi Heights Elementary School. 


Thank you Alexandra for all the hard work that you do for our community! We appreciate you being part of the GRFCU team!


Check out some of our latest projects:

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