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 $1.1 million in support of our neighbors. Grants are awarded based on applications received.

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 art
  • 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 Branch — July 2017

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Cairo

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, American Legion Mohican Post 983, Autism Connection of Greene County, Cairo-Durham School District, Cairo Development Foundation, Cairo Historical Society, Catholic Charities Tri-County Services, Community Action of Greene County, Fortnightly Club of Catskill, Greene County Women’s League Cancer Patient Aid, Greene County Outlaws, Greene County Youth Fair, Hensonville Hose Company, Kiskatom Volunteer Fire Department, Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts, Northern Catskill Youth Association, NY AMVET Greene County Memorial Post 2004, Oak Hill-Durham Volunteer Fire Company, Pipes & Drums of Greene County, Rensselaerville Library, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Town of Westerlo Public Library, Wave Farm/WGXC 90.7 FM, and Zadock Pratt Museum.

Tannersville Branch — July 2017

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Tannersville

Catskill Mountain Foundation, Haines Falls Club Scouts Pack 54, Haines Falls Volunteer Fire Company, Hunter Fire Company #1, Hunter Foundation, Mountain Top Arboretum, Mountain Top Historical Society, Mountain Top Library, Palenville Fire Department, Palenville the Hamlet, Tannersville Area Health Committee, and Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church.  

Coxsackie branch — July 2017

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Coxsackie

Alcove Preservation Association, Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY, American Red Cross, Athens Cultural Center, Athens Performing Arts Corporation, Capital City Rescue Mission, Common Ground Dispute Resolution, Cornell Cooperative Ext. of Columbia & Greene Counties, Coxsackie-Athens Foundation for Education, D. R. Evarts Library, Edward J. Arthur Elementary PTO, Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY, Greene County Aging Services Foundation, Greene County Historical Society, Greene County Region Blue Star Mothers, Greene Land Trust, Hope Full Life Center, Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation, New Baltimore Antique Machinery Ag Fest, Patriot Flight, Ravena Coeymans Historical Society, Ravena Rescue Squad, and Town of New Baltimore.  

Kingston Branch — June 2017

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Kingston

Always There Home Care, Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Benedictine Health Foundation, Rip Van Winkle Council Boy Scouts, Center for Spectrum Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Health Alliance Foundation, Hudson Valley Senior Residence, Hurley Library, Kingston Library, Kiwanis Kingston Classic, New York Small Business Development Center, O+ Festival, People’s Place, Rondout Valley Food Pantry, RUPCO (Rural Ulster Preservation Co.), Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad, TMI Project, Triumph Organization, Ulster County Community Action, Volunteer Fireman’s Hall & Museum of Kingston, YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, and the YWCA Ulster County.

Catskill Commons Branch — June 2017

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Catskill Commons

Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill Community Center, Catskill Education Foundation, Catskill Elks Lodge #1341, Catskill Little League, Catskill Mountain Housing Development, Community Hospice of Columbia & Greene Counties, Cultivate Catskill, Greene County Council on the Arts, Greene County Rural Health, Kamp Kiwanis, Planet Arts, and Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

See Grant History