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

Derek holding trophy for Ripple Effect


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 Derek in our IT Department at the St. Cloud branch!

He is the head of our IT and facilities department. He is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys volunteering, especially when it’s outside. He knows the importance of keeping earth a clean and healthy place. Derek recently has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Adopt-a-Highway and with many local parks.


Thank you Derek 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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