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 $1.3 million in support of our neighbors. Grants are awarded based on eligible requests received.

Applying for a Grant

The Foundation accepts formal grant requests 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 request process, including required submission materials, view our guidelines below.

Guidelines for Grant Requests

Recent Grant Recipients

Cairo — May 2019

Cairo Charitable Recipients

Charitable Foundation recipients in Cairo

American Legion Mohican Post 983, AMVETS Greene County Memorial Post, Cairo Development Foundation, Cairo Historical Society, Cairo-Durham Central School District, Friends of the Cairo Public Library, Fortnightly Club of Catskill, Greene County Women's League Cancer Patient Aid, Oak Hill-Durham Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., Resurrection Lutheran Church, and Pipe and Drum of Greene.    

Hudson & Greenport — May 2019

Charitable - Greenport

Charitable Foundation Recipients in Greenport

A. B. Shaw Fire Company, Inc., Camphill Hudson, Chatham Kids Club, Claverack Free Library, Columbia County American Legion Committee, Columbia County Chamber Foundation, Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, Columbia County Mountain Bike Alliance, Columbia County Office for the Aging, Columbia-Greene Community College Day Care Center, Columbia-Greene Community Foundation, Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation, Columbia-Greene Humane Society, Friends of Hudson Youth, Harmony Project, Hendrick Hudson Chapter NSDAR, Inc., Hudson City School District High School, Hudson City School District Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School, Hudson Dollars for Scholars, Hudson Flag Day Parade, Inc., Hudson Jazzworks, Inc., Hudson Literacy Fund, Hudson Mohawk Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc., Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration, Hudson Valley Choral Society, Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene, Olana Partnership, Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center, Perfect Ten Hudson, Philmont Public Library, Sean's Run Firefighter 5K, St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Tomorrow Tomorrow, Inc.

Woodstock — April 2019

Woodstock Charitable group

Charitable Foundation Recipients in Woodstcok

Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Community Foundation of Ulster County, Family of Woodstock, Hurley Library, Maverick Concerts, Inc., Performing Arts of Woodstock (PAW), The Secret City, SUNY New Paltz Foundation, Ulster BOCES, Ulster County Habitat for Humanity, Ulster County SPCA, Voice Theatre, WAiV, West Hurley Fire District No. 1, West Hurley Public Library, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock Chimes Fund, Woodstock Day School, Woodstock Diamond Sokilow Dance Theatre, Woodstock Farm Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock Fire Companies #1, #2, #3, and #4, Woodstock Land Conservancy, Woodstock Library, Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock Reformed Church, and Woodstock School of Art.

Greenville — August 2018

Charitable - Greenville branch

Charitable Foundation Recipients in Greenville

Freehold Art Exchange, Northeast USA Vietnam Veterans, Oak Hill-Durham Volunteer Fire Company, Patriot Flight, Rensselaerville Institute, Rensselaerville Library, and the Town of Westerlo Public Library.  

Tannersville — August 2018

Charitable Recipients in Tannersville

Charitable Foundation Recipients in Tannersville

23 Arts Initiative, Adaptive Sports Foundation, Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter Foundation, Mountain Top Arboretum, Mountain top Historical Society, Mountain Top Library, Palenville Fire Department, Palenville the Hamlet, Platte Clove Neighborhood Center, Tannersville Area Health Committee, and Women’s Expo at St. Theresa’s.

See Grant History