In observance of Memorial Day, our branches and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th.
Please note that the Bank of Greene County is upgrading our phone system. As part of the enhancements, employee telephone extensions are changing effective Wednesday, May 22. If you need assistance reaching a specific employee, please contact us at 518-943-2600 and use option 1 for our dial-by-name directory, or option 0 for our Customer Service Center.

Charitable Giving

Guidelines for Grant Requests

The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation makes annual grants of up to $2,500 per fiscal year to support non-profit organizations in our local communities.  We favor requests for specific funding purposes.

Application Period

  • Grant requests are welcome between December 1 and January 15 each year.
  • The Foundation directors review all completed applications and make their grant decisions in March.
  • Granted funds are generally dispersed starting in June.


Please review these limitations before submitting a grant application:

  • An organization may submit only one application per fiscal year.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.
  • Except in extraordinary circumstances, the Foundation does not support:
    • Individuals
    • Candidates for political office
    • Religious purposes
    • Seminars or conferences
    • Endowments
    • Activities that would directly benefit the Bank of Greene County or its affiliates financially

How to Apply for a Grant

To streamline the application process, please ensure your application package includes all of the following pieces:

  • Cover letter on your organization’s letterhead, detailing:
    • Amount requested
    • Purpose of the grant
    • Contact person’s name, address, email address and telephone number
    • Tax ID or EIN
  • The organization’s IRS determination letter of tax-exempt charitable status under section 501(c)3
  • Brief written description of the organization’s:
    • Purpose
    • History
    • Financial summary
  • A list of the organization’s current officers and directors
  • A list of other groups and foundations currently supporting the organization and significant funding sources

Submit the completed application package to:
Bank of Greene County
Attn: Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 470 (302 Main Street)
Catskill, NY 12414

Guidelines for Charitable Foundation Grant Requests