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.  Grants are awarded based on eligible requests received. The deadline for submitting requests is January 15 every year. To date, we have contributed over $2.5 million in support of our communities!

We are currently accepting grant requests for 2024. The application deadline is January 15, 2024.

2024 Charitable Foundation Board of Directors

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

Kingston — August 2023

Kingston Charitable OrganizationsBenedictine Health Foundation, Boy Scouts of America - Rip Van Winkle Council, Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster County, Esopus Community Foundation Inc., Good Work Institute, Hudson River Maritime Museum, Processional Arts Workshop, Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc., Saugerties Animal Welfare Fund, Seasoned Gives Organization, Soyuzivka Ukranian Heritage Center, SUNY New Paltz Foundation, The Arc Mid-Hudson, Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation, YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County, and YWCA Ulster County

Coxsackie — July 2023

Coxsackie Charitable OrganizationsBlue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Greene County Region, Capital District YMCA - Greene County Branch, Coxsackie Hose Company #3, Coxsackie-Athens Central School District Volleyball, D. R. Evarts Library, Earlton Fire Department, Friends of New Baltimore Recreation, Inc., Greene County Historical Society, Greene Land Trust, Heermance Memorial Library, Hope Full Life Center Inc., Medway-Grapeville Fire Co., New Baltimore Antique Machinery and Agricultural Festival, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, Senior Projects of Ravena, and Stephen Petronio Company

Woodstock — July 2023

Woodstock Charitable OrganizationsArs Choralis, ArtStrong, Ashokan Equestrian Center for Children with Autism Inc, Friends of Brunel Park, Friends of the Rosendale Library, The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration, Woodstock Historical Society, West Hurley Fire Department No. 1, and Woodstock Symphony Orchestra!

Greenport — July 2023

Greenport Charitable Organizations A.B. Shaw Fire Company, Basilica Hudson, Camphill Hudson, Catholic Charities of Columbia & Greene Counties, Churchtown Volunteer Fire Company, Claverack Free Library, Columbia Children's Center, Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium, Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, Columbia County Sons and Daughters of Italy #659, Columbia Memorial Health Foundation, Columbia-Greene Community College, Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, Columbia Greene Workforce New York, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties, Creative-Exposure/Hudson, FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Friends of Hudson Youth, Friends of the Hudson Area Library, Friends of the Public Square, Greenport Fire Department, Hudson Area Library, Hudson City - Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School, Hudson Council #316 Knights of Columbus, Hudson Dollars for Scholars, Hudson Festival Orchestra, Hudson Flag Day Parade, Hudson Hall, Hudson Jazz Works, Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration and Sailing Society, Hudson Rotary Club, Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History, Mellenville Volunteer Fire Company #1, Mental Health Association of Columbia Greene, Operation Unite New York, Perfect Ten Hudson, Philmont Public Library, ReEntry Columbia, St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stockport Volunteer Fire Company #1, Stockport Volunteer Fire Company #1 - Ladies Auxiliary, Stottville Fire Company, Stuyvesant Falls Fire Company #2, Stuyvesant Fire Company #1, The Olana Partnership, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Upstage Productions, Inc

Germantown — July 2023

Germantown Charitable Organizations Friends of Clermont, Germantown History Department, Germantown Hose Company #1, Germantown Library, Germantown Waterfront Advisory Committee, Livingston Pumper Company, No. 1, Inc., Red Hook VFW Post 7765, Reformed Church Cemetery, Sky High Farm, Town of Clermont, and Town of Livingston

See Grant History