Through your tax-deductible donations, the Foundation exists to strengthen Greene County. Donations of any size can be targeted to any one of our existing funds, used to start a new fund, or used at the discretion of the Foundation for the community’s most important needs. As a donor, you decide what to support.
Your donations, and the earnings those donations incur, are the primary source of funding for the Foundation’s operations and grant-making.
Community Support Fund allows all unrestricted gifts to be pooled and awarded to local causes based on the community’s most pressing needs. Grants may be awarded through a competitive grant process, used to expand or sustain existing organizations and projects, provide matching dollars for other grant opportunities, or support governmental projects.
Memorial or Honorary Gifts – A donation in memory or honor of a loved one is a unique way to pay tribute and help the community at the same time. The individual and/or family of the one being acknowledged will receive notice of your gift, with the amount undisclosed. These gifts can be targeted for the Community Support Fund or any fund at the Foundation that best honors the loved one’s interests.
Foundation Legacy Program – through various levels of support, donors can be a member of a donor society. The Foundation 500 has a minimum $500 contribution. Once contributions reach a $10,000 level, donors are classified as HERO with a separate fund in their name and recognized on the Legacy Wall in the Foundation office. A $100,000 unrestricted contribution qualifies donors as a LEGEND with a separate fund, and recognized on the Legend Wall in the Foundation office.