Gulf Breeze Optimist Club focuses on supporting programs in the local community with an emphasis on youth.

Groups receiving support include Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Caring and Sharing; Choices Career Program; Gulf Breeze Elementary School's band, Global Corner and Principal's Fund; Gulf Breeze Middle School;s band, Principal's Funds and Science Olympiad; Gulf Breeze High School's band, Barrister Club, baseball, basketball, drama, golf, Health Academy, JROTC, Lacrosse, Multimedia Academy, Principal's Fund, Project Graduation, Science Olympiad, softball, swim and dive, weightlifting, track and wrestling; Gulf Breeze After School Program; Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary; Gulf Breeze Sports Association; Interfaith Ministries; Marine Corps Toys for Tots; Oriole Beach Elementary Poster program, Global Corner and Principal's Fund; PACE Center for Girls; Respect for Law; Santa Rosa Education Foundation; Scouting; SportsAbility; Take Stock in Children; Teacher of the Year Awards; Teacher Appreciation luncheons; Tiger Point Recreation Association; Woodlawn Beach Middle School's band, Principal's Fund, robotics; Weekend Food Program.