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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

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.

Germantown branch — June 2016

Germantown American Red Cross, Columbia-Greene Community Foundation, Columbia Greene Hospital Foundation, Friends of Clermont, Germantown Central School After-School Program, Germantown Library, Germantown Lion’s Club, In-Flight, Inc., Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Town of Ancram, Town of Red Hook, and United Way of Columbia & Greene.

Cairo branch — June 2016

Cairo Cairo-Durham Central School District, Catskill Education Foundation, Fortnightly Club of Catskill, Greene County Women’s League Cancer, Kiskatom Reformed Church Community Outreach, Kiskatom Volunteer Fire Department, Northern Catskill Youth Association, and Resurrection Lutheran Church Food Program

Kingston branch — June 2016

KingstonAlways There Home Care, Benedictine Health Foundation, Be Real About Injuries Now Programs (BRAIN), Boy Scouts, Cub Scout Pack 103, Boy Scouts, Rip Van Winkle Council, Breast Cancer Options, Center for Spectrum Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Family of Woodstock, Good Shepherd Christian School, Health Alliance Foundation, Hudson Valley Senior Residence, Hurley Heritage Society, Hurley Library, Kiwanis Kingston Classic, Mac Fit Kids, New York Small Business Development Center, Paws Unlimited, People’s Place, Reher Center for Immigrant Culture & History, Rural Ulster Preservation Co. (RUPCO), Serenity Scene Inc., Triumph Organization, Ulster County Community Action, Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of Ulster County.

See Grant History