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

Greenport Branch — May 2018

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Greenport

Chatham Kids Club, Churchtown Fire Co., Claverack Library, Columbia County Chamber Foundation, Inc., Columbia Opportunities, Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation, Healthcare Consortium, Historic Hudson, Hudson Area Library, Hudson Children’s Book Festival, Hudson City School District – High School, Hudson City School District – Intermediate School, Hudson Dollars for Scholars, Hudson Flag Day Parade, Inc., Hudson Housing Authority, Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration, Hudson Valley Choral Society, Hudson Widow’s Son Lodge #7, Michael Checkhov School (The Actors’ Ensemble), Regional Foodbank of Northeastern New York, School Life Media, St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, Upstage Productions, Inc., and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3220.  

Copake Branch — April 2018

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Copake

Ancram Opera House, AnimalKind, Camphill Village Copake, Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, Columbia-Greene Humane Society, Copake Community Service, Copake Fire Company & District, Copake Rescue Squad, Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association, Hillsdale Economic & Community Development, Hillsdale Food Pantry, Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Roving Actors’ Repertory Ensemble, Taconic Hills Backpack Program, Taconic Hills Central School District, Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars, Taconic Hills Elementary PTO, Taghkanic Fire Company No. 1, and the Town of Ancram.

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.  

See Grant History