Who can join General Mills Federal Credit Union (GMFCU)?

Credit unions are known as cooperatives because their members share a common bond. Membership in General Mills Federal Credit Union is available to:

  • Employees and retirees of General Mills, Inc. and its subsidiaries who are paid or supervised from the United States.
  • Family members of employees, retirees and members, including spouse, child, stepchild, foster child, adopted child, sibling, stepsibling, parent, stepparent, grandparent, and grandchild
  • Persons residing in the same household as a current GMFCU member

Once you have joined, you can always remain a member, even if you retire, take a leave of absence, or leave the company.

The Credit Union Advantage

Credit Unions are member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives – which means member service is the main focus of a Credit Union. We offer substantial savings over other financial institutions. You could save hundreds – and perhaps thousands – of dollars each year by using Credit Union services rather than a for-profit commercial bank. As a member-owned financial institution, General Mills Federal Credit Union returns operating profits to our members, so you can enjoy:

  • Lower loan rates
  • Higher savings rates
  • Lower and fewer fees
  • Personal attention
  • Free Online Banking and Bill Payment
  • And many other convenient services

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Membership has its rewards!

Every time you refer an eligible1 family member, friend or co-worker who joins GMFCU we’ll reward you both with:

  • $5!
  • Your choice of a GMFCU pink or blue pig Savings Bank

Collect both a pink and blue pig GMFCU Savings Banks by referring more friends and family to GMFCU. Tell your family and friends about all the benefits of GMFCU membership and share the rewards!

How it works

Give a Member Referral Rip & Refer Card to a relative or co-worker. When they open a new account at GMFCU you’ll both receive $5 and your choice of GMFCU Savings Bank.

Bring in the completed Rip & Refer card or use promo code “Refer” online or over the phone to reap the rewards of GMFCU membership today!

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1 Eligible family members include parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren (including stepfamily members) and anyone residing in an eligible member’s household. Co-workers must work for General Mills. Please allow 30 days for the $5 to be deposited into your GMFCU account. Program details and specific rewards offered in the program are subject to change without notice. Cash rewards will be reported to the recipient as interest income on Form 1099-INT. Member is responsible for all applicable taxes.

Mission Statement

Our mission at General Mills Federal Credit Union is to help our members achieve their financial goals by providing exceptional value through innovative products, personalized services, and secure growth opportunities.

Snapshot of Financials As of March 31, 2014
Assets $306,059,000
Deposits $272,365,000
Loans $165,311,000
Member Equity $31,719,000
Total Members 27,981

Board of Directors
Bob Kirk, Chair
Peter McDonald, Vice-Chair
Cam Hoang, Secretary
Earl Robertson, Director
Martha Gschneidner, Director
Tito Wouda, Director
Chad Kerlin, Director
Geoff Johnson, Director
Rebekah Ferguson, Director

Supervisory Committee
Joe Piepgras
Tara Sheridan
Megan Flynn

Management Team
Kent Greff, President/Chief Executive Officer
Shirley Thompson, Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Missy Mound, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Marlo Hirl, Vice President/Chief Lending Officer
Robin Downing, Vice President/Human Resources
Pam LaBelle, Vice President/Marketing & Business Development

Our History

Originally a state chartered credit union, Gold Medal Credit Union was established in 1935 to serve the employees and families of Gold Medal Flour Mill. In 1992 the charter was changed to federal and the name was changed to General Mills Federal Credit Union to better reflect the field of membership—all General Mills employees, retirees and their families.

In 2001, General Mills bought the Pillsbury Company which paved the way for the General Mills Federal Credit Union to merge with Pillar Federal Credit Union, which served Pillsbury employees. That merger was completed March 2002 and allows the General Mills Federal Credit Union to continue to serve all new employees while maintaining membership for anyone served by either credit union in the past.

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Careers at GMFCU

General Mills Federal Credit Union, a $300 million financial institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer serving the employees and families of General Mills, Inc. Our headquarters is located in Minnetonka, MN with three other branch locations in Golden Valley, and other office locations in Cedar Rapids, IA, Belvidere, IL, and Hannibal, MO. GMFCU offers a comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental, paid vacation, sick time and an incentive program. Our general hours of operation are from 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. Extended hours at specific branches are from 7am – 6pm, Monday – Friday.

There are no positions available at this time.