Empire State Bank Awards Grants to Nonprofit Agencies and Programs

Empire State Bank Awards Grants to Nonprofit Agencies and Programs


Empire State Bank, with offices in Newburgh, New Paltz, and Staten Island, recently awarded $5,000 in quarterly grants to support nonprofit agencies and programs.

Empire State Bank established the Empire State Bank, NA Charitable Trust Fund so that it could actively give back to the communities it serves. According to Anthony P. Costa, Chairman & CO-CEO, “As a community bank we need to provide outstanding service but also to help insure, through giving, that this is a great place to live and work.  Funding charitable and cultural endeavors in our communities is part of our commitment to the people and businesses we serve.” Grants were awarded as follows:


Staten Island Childrens Museum

$1000 to Staten Island Children’s Museum that appeals to the intrepid explorer in every child.

$1000 to Staten Island Behavioral Network a not-for-profit organization that enhances the quality of life by utilizing care coordinators to minimize the fragmentation of services and ensures access to clinically indicated levels of care.


$1000 to Carve for a Cause a grass roots event honoring the Fall bounty of New Paltz and Ulster County, while raising money and awareness in support of local and diverse non-profit organizations.

$1000 to Make a Wish Foundation to grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

$500 to New City Partners / New City Food Pantry to help provide food top the people of our local community

$500 to New City Swarm Youth Sports to help kids obtain a College Education through the sport of basketball

The Empire State Bank, NA Charitable Trust Fund is facilitated through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, a 501(c)(3) public charity that was created to help individuals, organizations, and businesses establish charitable endowments within their community.  To create your own charitable endowment or to make a contribution to a fund within the Community Foundation’s umbrella, please visit www.cfoc-ny.org, call Karen VanHouten, Executive Director at (845) 769-9393, or e-mail vanhouten@cfoc-ny.org.