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

Kingston Branch — June 2017

Charitable - 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

Charitable - 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.

Greenport Branch — May 2017

Charitable - Greenport A.B. Shaw Fire Company Inc., Animalkind Inc., Art School of Columbia County, Basilica Hudson, Catholic Charities of Columbia & Greene Counties, Chatham Fire, Chatham Kids Club, Claverack Library, COARC, Columbia Children's Center, Columbia County Agricultural Society, Columbia County American Legion Committee, Columbia County Chamber Foundation, Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, Columbia County Youth Theater, Columbia Greene Hospital Foundation, Columbia Land Conservancy, Columbia Opportunities, Columbia-Greene Community Foundation, Columbia-Greene Humane Society, Germantown Library, Germantown Lion's Club, Ghent Playhouse, Greenport Pumper Co No 1 Inc., Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association Inc., Hawthorne Valley Association, Healthcare Consortium, Hudson American Legion Post 184, Hudson Area Association Library, Hudson Children's Book Festival Literacy Fund, Hudson City Schools, Hudson Dollars for Scholars, Hudson Elks Lodge No. 787, Hudson Pride Foundation, In Flight Inc., Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Kids Need Music, Kite's Nest, Mellenville Volunteer Fire Company, New Lebanon Library, North Chatham Free Library, Olana Partnership, Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts, Our Community Cares, Perfect Ten After School, Philmont Public Library, Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Roving Actors' Repertory, Salvation Army, Sean's Run - Firefighter 5K, St. Mark's Lutheran Church Food Pantry, Stockport Recreation Commission, Town of Ancram, Town Of Clermont, Town of Red Hook, Trinity United Methodist Church Reach Program, Twin County Recovery Services Inc., United Way of Columbia & Greene Counties, Valatie Free Library, and Valatie Rescue Squad.

Chatham branch — July 2016

Chatham Art School of Columbia County, Alliance for Positive Health, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Behold New Lebanon, Boy Scouts, Twin Rivers Council, Chatham Kids Club, Columbia County Agricultural Society, Columbia County Youth Theater, Columbia County Land Conservancy, Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association, Hawthorne Valley – Free Columbia, Mellenville Volunteer Fire Company, Morris Memorial Association, Art Omi International Arts Center, and Our Community Cares.

Catskill Commons branch — July 2016

Catskill Commons American Dance Institute, Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill Boxing Gym, Catskill Community Center, Catskill Elks Lodge #1341, Catskill Little League, Catskill Mountain Housing Development, Catskill Public Library, Civil Air Patrol Vanguard Composite, Community Action of Greene County, Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, Cultivate Catskill, Friends of Beattie-Powers, Greene County Aging Services Foundation, Greene County Council on the Arts, Healthcare Consortium, Hudson Jazzworks, Inc., Kamp Kiwanis, Patriot Flight, Planet Arts, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, and Twin County Recovery Services.

See Grant History