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Charitable Giving

Charitable Giving

The Bank of Greene County is proud to support local communities through grants and volunteer work.  In 1998, we created a Charitable Foundation, which coordinates funding for non-profit groups such as institutions, schools, and other community organizations.

To date, we have contributed more than $1.2 million in support of our neighbors. Grants are awarded based on applications received.  Our deadline is January 15th of each year.

Applying for a Grant

The Foundation accepts formal grant application packages between December 1 and January 15 each year. These grants support:

  • Education
  • Health and wellness
  • Social and civic services
  • Culture and the arts
  • Housing for low and moderate income individuals

To learn more about the grant application process, including required submission materials, view our guidelines below.

Guidelines for Grant Requests

Recent Grant Recipients

Cairo — July 2018

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Cairo

American Heart Association, Cairo-Durham Central School District, Cairo Durham Little League, Cairo Historical Society, Friends of the Cairo Public Library, Fortnightly Club of Catskill, Greene County Women's League Cancer Patient Aid, Greene County Youth Fair, Pipe and Drum of Greene, and the Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Chatham — July 2018

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Chatham

Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern NY, Art School of Columbia County, Catholic Charities of Columbia & Greene Counties, Chatham Film Club, Chatham Fire Department, Chatham Village Historical Society, COARC, Columbia County Agricultural Society, Columbia County Fire Chiefs' Association, Columbia County Mountain Bike Alliance (CCMBA), Columbia County Youth Theater, Columbia Land Conservancy, Columbia Pathways to Recovery, Concerts in the Village, Crellin Town Park, Friends of the Tracy, Garden Club of Kinderhook, Ghent Playhouse, Ghent Volunteer Fire Company #1, Hawthorne Valley Association, Louis F. Payn Foundation, Mellenville Volunteer Fire Company, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), New Lebanon Library, North Chatham Free Library, Our Community Cares, Performance Spaces for the 21st Century (PS21), Re Entry Columbia, Sean's Run Firefighter 5k Challenge, and the Thomas Academy.

Coxsackie — July 2018

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                                      Charitable Foundation Recipients in Coxsackie

Alliance for Positive Health, Altamont Fair, American Red Cross - Northeastern New York Region, Athens Cultural Center, Athens Performing Arts Corporation, Autism Connection of Greene County, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Greene County Region, Capital City Rescue Mission, Capital District YMCA - Greene County, Common Ground, Greene County Historical Society, Greene Land Trust, Heermance Memorial Library, Henry Hudson Youth Soccer, Inc., Hope Full Life Center, Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), New Baltimore Conservancy, Ravena Rescue Squad Inc., RCS Community Library, STARS Intergen, and the Town of Baltimore.

Kingston — July 2018

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Kingston

Be Real About Injuries Now Programs Inc., Benedictine Health Foundation, Breast Cancer Options, Cancer Assistance for Parents Inc., Christmas Wishes Ulster County, East Kingston Vol. Fire Co., Inc., Faith House, Family of Woodstock, HealthAlliance Foundation, High Meadow School, House for Dogmanity, The Hurley Library, Jewish Family Services of Ulster County, Jewish Federation of Ulster County, Kingston Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth League, Kingston Land Trust, The Kingston Library, Kiwanis Kingston Classic, Kingston Midtown Rising, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, The Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center, The Lisa Libraries, Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc., O+ Festival, PAWS Unlimited Foundation, People's Place, Phoenicia Festival of the Voice Foundation, Boy Scouts of America - Rip Van Winkle Council, Sawkill Volunteer Fire Company, TMI Project, Town of Esopus Library, Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Town of Ulster Library, Town of Ulster Citizens, Ulster Literacy Association, Veterans Wooden Boat Workshop - American Legion Post 72, and YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County.

Catskill Commons — June 2018

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Catskill Commons

Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill Community Center, Catskill Educational Foundation, Catskill Elks Lodge #1341, Catskill Little League, Catskill Mountain Housing Development Corp., Catskill Public Library, Catskill Wheelhouse, Columbia Greene Umpire Association, Community Action of Greene County, Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, Cultivate Catskill, Greene County Aging Services Foundation, Greene County Council on the Arts, Greene County Rural Health Network, Kiskatom Volunteer Fire Department, Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts, Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Planet Arts, Twin County Recovery Services, and United Way of Columbia & Greene Counties.

See Grant History