BANK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED IT WILL IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE $250,000 IN CASH GRANTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
CATSKILL, NEW YORK – Donald Gibson, President & CEO of the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation stated:
“The impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on our community are far reaching and continuing to develop. Local non-profit organizations often rely on public events such as Galas, Auctions, Dinners, and many other fundraising events… many of which have been either postponed or cancelled.
In response, we are awarding $250,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations to help support their short and long term viability through this crisis. Funds will be released as early as next week to the local non-profits who had previously applied to the Foundation. Our goal is to have the entire $250,000 disbursed by the end of April.
We have deep roots in our community and are proud to assist during this challenging time.”
Local non-profits receiving grants who applied to the Charitable Foundation include food pantries, hospitals, rescue squads, fire companies, etc… A complete list of local organizations receiving grants, including past recipients, is available on our Charitable Giving page.
Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to fund a wide variety of projects and will continue to devote time and money to non-profit organizations. Grant requests are accepted each year between December 1 and January 15. Headquartered in Catskill, New York, the Bank of Greene County has offices in Columbia, Greene, Ulster, and Albany Counties and is proud to serve the Hudson Valley and Capital District with full service community-based banking for over 130 years.