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 $1.3 million in support of our neighbors. Grants are awarded based on eligible requests received.

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

Greenville — August 2018

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Greenville

Freehold Art Exchange, Northeast USA Vietnam Veterans, Oak Hill-Durham Volunteer Fire Company, Patriot Flight, Rensselaerville Institute, Rensselaerville Library, and the Town of Westerlo Public Library.  

Tannersville — August 2018

Charitable Recipients in Tannersville

Charitable Foundation Recipients in Tannersville

23 Arts Initiative, Adaptive Sports Foundation, Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter Foundation, Mountain Top Arboretum, Mountain top Historical Society, Mountain Top Library, Palenville Fire Department, Palenville the Hamlet, Platte Clove Neighborhood Center, Tannersville Area Health Committee, and Women’s Expo at St. Theresa’s.

Germantown — August 2018

Charitable Recipients in Germantown

Charitable Foundation Recipients in Germantown

Bard College, Friends of Clermont, Germantown Central After School Program, Germantown Library, In Flight, Inc., Livingston Free Library, Livingston Pumper Company No. 1, Olana Partnership, Town of Livingston, and Town of Red Hook.      

Cairo — July 2018

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Cairo

American Heart Association, Cairo-Durham Central School District, Cairo Durham Little League, Cairo Historical Society, Friends of the Cairo Public Library, Fortnightly Club of Catskill, Greene County Women's League Cancer Patient Aid, Greene County Youth Fair, Pipe and Drum of Greene, and the Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Chatham — July 2018

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Chatham

Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern NY, Art School of Columbia County, Catholic Charities of Columbia & Greene Counties, Chatham Film Club, Chatham Fire Department, Chatham Village Historical Society, COARC, Columbia County Agricultural Society, Columbia County Fire Chiefs' Association, Columbia County Mountain Bike Alliance (CCMBA), Columbia County Youth Theater, Columbia Land Conservancy, Columbia Pathways to Recovery, Concerts in the Village, Crellin Town Park, Friends of the Tracy, Garden Club of Kinderhook, Ghent Playhouse, Ghent Volunteer Fire Company #1, Hawthorne Valley Association, Louis F. Payn Foundation, Mellenville Volunteer Fire Company, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), New Lebanon Library, North Chatham Free Library, Our Community Cares, Performance Spaces for the 21st Century (PS21), Re Entry Columbia, Sean's Run Firefighter 5k Challenge, and the Thomas Academy.

See Grant History