Established in 1997, the Greene County Foundation serves the people of the Greene County community as a public charity. A volunteer board of directors governs the Foundation, whose makeup is as diverse as the community it serves. The Foundation has more than $4 million in assets and has granted more than $9 million since its inception. Over the last eight years, the Foundation has had a philanthropic impact on every school, town, city and informal community in Greene County through multiple forms of donation such as permanent endowments, special projects funds, trusts, memorials and honoraria. Donations of any size can be used to fund any of the seventy six endowed funds or twenty six scholarship funds. Look under the funds page for a complete listing. Support of the unrestricted fund allows the foundation to focus grants on the most immediate community needs which change from year to year. Donations of cash, stock, real estate, life insurance, etc can be converted to address community needs, and all donations are tax deductible.
The 2014 General Scholarship application is now available!!
2014 General Scholarship Application
Application Deadline Monday, March 17, 2014
A must watch for parents and students considering what to do after high school. http://vimeo.com/67277269 A good depiction of the changes in the workplace and the skills required. It also points out the need for student’s to do their own SELF EXPLORATION to help determine their career interests.
Scholarship is targeted toward nontraditional and upper level college students (college/university Juniors or Seniors and Graduate students).
You must intend to reside and work in Greene County.
Preference given to those who reside and/or graduated in Greene County.
2014 Helen Hunter Scholarship Application
Application Deadline Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
The Greene County Foundation has been awarded a $55,000 grant from the Smithville Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithville Telephone. The grant will be used to further the Foundation’s mission of improving Greene County now and for generations to come. The $35,000 will go toward renovation of the Community Building at the 4-h fairgrounds, $10,000 for the Smithville Fund that supports the Community Support Grant cycle and $10,000 for the Foundation to continue work on workforce development.