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 organizations in our local communities. We favor requests for funds to help groups:

  • Acquire or expand facilities
  • Purchase equipment
  • Develop new and existing programs

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 by mid-April.
  • Granted funds are generally dispersed starting in June.

Restrictions

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 organizations
    • Activities for sectarian purposes
    • Seminars
    • Conferences
    • Endowments
    • Activities that would benefit The Bank of Greene County or its directors, officers, employees or affiliates; Green County Bancorp, Inc.; or MHC.

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
  • Brief written description of the organization’s:
    • Purpose
    • History
    • Forward outlook
  • The organization’s operating budget for the current year and preceding year
  • A list of the organization’s current officers and directors
  • A list of other groups and foundations currently supporting the organization, with:
    • Purpose of each contribution
    • Amount received in each contribution
  • A list of previous grants from The Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, including:
    • Dates
    • Amounts
    • Applications to the Foundation that were not granted
  • If applicable, the organization’s IRS determination letter of tax-exempt charitable status under section 501(c)3

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