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 $1.5 million in support of our neighbors! Grants are awarded based on eligible requests received.  Requests are accepted each year between December 1 and January 15.

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Foundation Board – over $1.5 million in donations!

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

Copake — July 2021

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Copake

Friends of Copake Grange #935, Inc., Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association, Inc., Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Roving Actors' Repertory Ensemble, Inc., Town of Copake, and Town of Gallatin.

Coxsackie — July 2021

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Coxsackie

Albany Adult and Teen Challenge, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Greene County Region, Coeymans Hollow Volunteer Fire Corporation, Greene County Historical Society, Greene Land Trust, Heermance Memorial Library, Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society, Ravena Rescue Squad Inc., STARS Intergen, and Town of New Baltimore.

Catskill — July 2021

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Charitable Foundation Recipients in Catskill

And-Hof Animals Sanctuary for Farm Animals, Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill Community Center, Catskill Educational Foundation, Catskill Elks Lodge #1341, Catskill Mountain Housing Development Corporation, Catskill United Methodist Church, Catskill Wheelhouse, Columbia Greene Umpire Association, Common Ground Dispute Resolution Inc., Community Action of Greene County, Inc., Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties, Cultivate Catskill, Friends of Beattie-Powers, Greene County Aging Services Foundation, Inc. Greene County Council on the Arts, Greene County Rural Health Network, Grow It Forward Greenhouse Project, Inc., Hudson Jazzworks, Inc., Matthew 25, Planet Arts, Thomas Cole Historic House, and Twin County Recovery Services, Inc.

Woodstock — July 2021

Woodstock Grant Recipients

Charitable Foundation Recipients in Woodstock

Family of Woodstock, Historical Society of Woodstock, Voice Theatre, West Hurley Fire District, No. 1, West Hurley Public Library Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock Playhouse, and Woodstock School of Art.

Cairo — June 2021

Charitable Foundation Grant Recipients at the Cairo Branch

Charitable Foundation Recipients in Cairo

American Legion Mohican Post 983, Cairo Development Foundation, Cairo Durham Central School District, Cairo Historical Society, Catskill Glee Club, Fortnightly Club of Catskill, Greene County Agricultural Society (Youth Fair), Greene County Women's League Cancer Patient Aid, Kiskatom Volunteer Fire Department, Middle Fort Pipe Band (Pipe and Drum of Greene), Northern Catskill Youth Association, Oak Hill-Durham Volunteer Fire Company, Inc., Palenville Fire Department, Palenville the Hamlet, Resurrection Lutheran Church

See Grant History