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 over $2 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.

Granted funds are generally disbursed at the branches starting in June.

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 2022

Copake Charitable
Copake Lake Conservation Society, Free Columbia, Friends of Copake Grange #935, Inc., Hillsdale Economic & Community Development Corp., Rip Van Winkle Amateur Radio Society, Roeliff Jansen Community Library, The Two of Us Productions/RARE, Inc., Taconic Hills Central School District, Taghkanic Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, Town of Copake, Town of Gallatin, and the Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society

Kingston — July 2022

Kingston Charitable
Accord Fire District, Benedictine Health Foundation, Boy Scouts of America - Rip Van Winkle Council, Breast Cancer Options, Circle Creative Collective, Circle of Friends for the Dying, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, Cottekill Fire District, DENIZEN Theatre, Dutchess Community College Alumni and Foundation, Family of Woodstock Inc, Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, Inc., New York East Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY), The Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration, Hurley Library, The Lisa Libraries, Lomontville Fire District, NYenvironcom, O+ FESTIVAL, People's Place, TMI Project, Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., United Way of Ulster County, Volunteer Firemen's Museum-Kingston NY, Wild Earth, and the YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County.

Germantown — July 2022

Charitable - Germantown 2022 Bard College, Basilica Hudson, Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, Friends of Clermont, Germantown Hose Company #1, Greenport Fire District, Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, Hudson Sloop Club, In Flight, Inc, Livingston Free Library, Livingston Pumper Company, No. 1, Inc, Operation Unite New York, Town of Clermont, and Town of Livingston.

Tannersville — June 2022

Charitable - Tannersville 2022 Catskill Mountain Foundation, Catskill Mountain Shakespeare, Catskill Mountains Junior Golf, Community of Windham Foundation, Hunter Foundation Inc, Huntersfield Christian Training Center, Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, Mountain Top Arboretum, Mountain Top Historical Society, Mountain Top Library, Tannersville Area Health Committee, Town of Hunter, and Wellness Rx Charitable Trust.

Catskill Commons — June 2022

  Charitable - Commons 2022 Athens Cultural Center, Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill Educational Foundation, Catskill Fire Company, Catskill Food Pantry, Catskill Little League, Catskill Local Development Corp, Catskill Montessori School, Catskill Mountain Housing Development Corporation, Catskill Public Library, Catskill United Methodist Church, Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium, Columbia Greene Umpire Association, Common Ground Dispute Resolution, Community Action of Greene County Inc, Cultivate Catskill, Friends of Beattie-Powers, Greene County Aging Services Foundation, Inc, Greene County Rural Health Network, Hyer Ground Rescue, Kiskatom Volunteer Fire Department, Palenville the Hamlet, Planet Arts, Saugerties Public Library, Sky High Farm, Stephen Petronio Company, and Thomas Cole Historic House.

See Grant History