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 $2 million in support of our neighbors! Grants are awarded based on eligible requests received.  Requests are accepted each year between December 1 and January 15.

The window is now closed for submitting grant requests this year.  Granted funds are generally disbursed at the branches starting in June.

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

Tannersville — August 2021

Charitable Foundation Award Ceremony at the Tannersville Branch

Charitable Foundation Award Recipients at the Tannersville Branch

  Catskill Mountain Foundation, Inc., Catskill Tri-County Historical Views, Community of Windham Foundation, Hunter Fire Co. No. 1, Inc., Hunter Foundation, Mountain Top Arboretum, Mountain Top Historical Society, Mountain Top Library, Tannersville Area Health Committee, and Zadock Pratt Museum

Wolf Road – Albany — August 2021

Charitable Ward Ceremony at the Wolf Road Branch

Charitable Foundation Grant Recipients at the Wolf Road Branch in Albany

Albany County Historical Association, Alliance for Postive Health, Altamont Fair, American Red Cross, Northeastern New York Region, Electric City Food Cooperative, Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, Greenbush Reformed Church, Onesquethaw Volunteer Fire Company, Northeast Regional Food Bank, Redemption Dance Institute, Town of Colonie, and United Way of the Greater Capital Region

Greenville & Westerlo — August 2021

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Greenville

Athens Cultural Cente, Catskill Mountain Housing Development Corporation, Freehold Volunteer Fire Co. Inc., Friends of Conkling Hall, Inc., Greenville Educational Foundation, Rensselaerville Library, and Town of Westerlo Public Library.

Germantown — July 2021

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Germantown

Bard College, Bard Early College, Friends of Clermont, Germantown Central School District, Germantown Hose Company #1, Germantown Library, Germantown Lions Club, Livingston Free Library, Livingston Pumper Company, No. 1, Inc., Philmont Public Library, Town of Clermont, and Town of Livingston.

Greenport & Hudson — July 2021

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Greenport

A. B. Shaw Fire Company, Inc., Animalkind, Basilica Hudson, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Camphill Hudson, Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties, Claverack Library, COARC, Columbia Children's Center, Columbia County Chamber Foundation, Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium, Inc., Columbia County Office for the Aging, Columbia Memorial Health Foundation, Columbia Memorial Health Foundation, Columbia-Greene Community Foundation, Columbia-Greene Humane Society, Columbia-Greene Workforce, FASNY Firemen's Association of the State of New York, FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Free Columbia, Friends of Hudson Youth, Greenport Fire District, Historic Hudson, Hudson Area Library, Hudson City School District - Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School, Hudson Council #316 - Knights of Columbus, Hudson Day Care, Hudson Dollars for Scholars, Hudson Flag Day Parade, Inc., Hudson Hall, Hudson Little League, Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene, Olana Partnership, Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center, Purpose Cooperative, Raising Your Awareness About Narcotics, Sadhana Service Project, St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stockport Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, and Stuyvesant Falls Fire Company #2.

See Grant History