Community Involvement

Rooted in the community. Committed to its future.

As a community bank, founded on cooperative principles and neighborly values, we are dedicated to giving back to local and nonprofit organizations.

You’ll frequently find our officers and staff rolling up their sleeves to volunteer with community groups and organizations. We don’t just allow volunteerism—we encourage it.

We are mindful of our participation in the local economy, so giving back also means buying from community-owned businesses whenever we can. We patronize local businesses, who do the same in turn, so more of everyone’s money stays in our community.

Recently, we were recognized as the #1 bank in Western Massachusetts for Community Contribution by Banking New England Magazine. And our long-standing efforts under the Community Reinvestment Act continue to be a point of pride.

Have a look below at what we’ve been up to lately.

  • Tony Worden, President & CEO, Jane Wolfe, Executive Vice President of Residential Lending, and Megan McDonough, Executive Director of Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity.

  • Greenfield Cooperative Bank Commits $10,000 to Build Safe, Affordable Homes at Victoria Bismark Farm Project

    Greenfield Cooperative Bank is proud to announce a $10,000 sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity‘s Victoria Bismark Farm project. This vital initiative will see the construction of three single-family homes on Burts Pit Road in Northampton, which will be built by hundreds of community volunteers alongside three future homebuyers with low income.

    “At Greenfield Cooperative Bank, we believe in the power of homeownership to build strong communities,” said Tony Worden, President & CEO of GCB. “The Victoria Bismark Farm project embodies this principle perfectly, offering families a chance to achieve stability, prosperity, and a sense of belonging within the Northampton community.”

  • Greenfield Cooperative Bank Employees Participated at the Magic for Maddie Event

    We walked and ran to support an incredible cause! Magic for Maddie raises funds for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) research and supports families battling this devastating disease. 

  • Pictured are Lisa Kmetz, Executive Vice President – Retail at Greenfield Cooperative Bank, Tony Worden, President & CEO of Greenfield Cooperative Bank, and Lynnette Watkins, MD, MBA, President and COO of Cooley Dickinson

  • Greenfield Cooperative Bank Announces $100,000 Donation to Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    Funding will support the hospital’s campaign to expand its 50-year old Emergency Department and kicks off the $1M Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation Challenge. 

    Cooley Dickinson Hospital is a vital part of the health of our neighbors in The Valley,” stated Tony Worden, President and CEO, Greenfield Cooperative Bank. “This donation is a way for us to show our support for the hospital and the people it serves. Many of our staff, family, and friends, have needed to receive care at the Emergency Department. We are grateful for the work that the hospital does, and we are thrilled to help them continue their mission.”

  • Pictured are Kate Lawless, FCCDC Communications Director; John Waite, FCCDC Executive Director; and Tony Worden, GCB President and CEO

  • GCB Announces $25,000 Donation to Franklin County Community Development Corporation

    Continuing a tradition of supporting small local businesses and job creation, Greenfield Cooperative Bank announced a $25,000 donation to the Franklin County Community Development Corporation (FCCDC).

    “We are proud to support the Franklin County CDC and their mission to foster economic and community development in our region,” said Tony Worden, Greenfield Cooperative Bank President & CEO. “They have been instrumental in providing assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Our donation is a way of expressing our gratitude and appreciation for their work, and our commitment to the local economy and community.”

  • Left to Right: Orice Jenkins (Director Música Franklin Executive Director), Michi Wiancko (Antenna Cloud Farm), Matthew Welcome (Branch Manager Greenfield Coop Bank) Tony Worden (President and CEO Greenfield Coop Bank), Suzanne LoManto (Director of RiverCulture), Jon Dobosz (Director Montague Parks and Rec) Annie Levine (Great Falls Farmers Market) Eric Hnawtow and Haley Morgan (HOME BODY)

  • Greenfield Cooperative Bank Supports RiverCulture ‘Summer Series’ of Events

    Recently the bank provided a contribution to RiverCulture in support of their Summer Event Calendar. RiverCulture is a partnership of leaders from the arts and business communities, committed to enhancing the creative economy of Montague, MA.

    The calendar is a full listing of cultural events happening in the five villages of Montague and the Turners Falls Cultural District including live music, outdoor movies, theater, family activities, and festivals. The bank is pleased to be a part of this wonderful series of events that are open to the public.

  • GCB Nominee, Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North Quabbin, Awarded Grant by the Mass Bankers Association

    The Massachusetts Bankers Association has awarded the Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North Quabbin a $5,000 grant, thanks to a nomination from Greenfield Cooperative Bank.

    “The Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North Quabbin are so honored to receive the MBA award. This award will allow us to meet the mental health needs of children that have experienced sexual abuse and have had their worlds turned upside down by trauma,” said CAC Executive Director, Irene Woods, MSW, LICSW.  She added, “Not only has the  Greenfield Cooperative Bank provided financial support to the Children’s Advocacy Center since we came to Franklin County in 2015 but they have also served on our Board of Directors. With this support we have served over 500 children and their families in Franklin County and the North Quabbin Area!”

  • Left to Right: Marina Connor – GCB Head Teller and Lead Trainer; Lisa Granger – GCB Bank Manager; Tony Worden – President GCB; Merrill Gagne – Owner, Gagne Wealth Management, Jenn Gagne, Theresa Perkins, GCB Assistant Branch Manager

  • Greenfield Cooperative Bank and Gagne Wealth Management Partner with Rachel’s Table

    Greenfield Cooperative Bank President Tony Worden and Merrill Gagne, owner of Gagne Wealth Management in Greenfield stepped up to meet the need after Jodi Falk, Director of Rachel’s Table, a program of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, shared that there is a food shortage affecting Franklin County meal sites and pantries. Falk, after Rachel Berggren of Franklin County Community Meal Program (FCCMP) let her know that food supply chain issues were resulting in empty shelves for their pantry and no meat for their meal sites, began two campaigns – one to ask local businesses to help purchase meat for a month for FCCMP, Stone Soup Café and Salvation Army Greenfield, and the other for a county-wide food drive for nonperishables. GCB is proud to be the first business to step up and create a food drive in our Franklin County branches! 

  • GCB Matches Gifts in Support of United Way of the Franklin & Hampshire Region’s 100th Community Campaign

    Greenfield Cooperative Bank, and it’s Northampton Co-op Bank Division, and our employees, have been long standing supporters of the United Way of Franklin and Hampshire County. We are proud of the work that they do in our community, and are pleased to provide matching funds for their 100th Community Campaign.   

  • Left to right: Missy Tetrault, Jenicca Gallagher, Kim Gates, Henry Worden

  • GCB Joins The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Charity Golf Tournament

    The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament took place at the Cold Spring Golf Club in Belchertown. This year, a portion of the proceeds went toward Cancer Connection. They offer a haven where people living with cancer, their families, and their caregivers can learn how to cope with their changed lives and bodies and emotional turmoil by sharing strategies, resources, hope, and strength. All services and programs at Cancer Connection are offered free of charge. 

    In addition, the Chamber partnered with Cooley Dickinson Health Care, to award four $1,000 scholarships to four deserving seniors from Amherst Regional, Hopkins Academy, Belchertown High School, and Frontier Regional School pursuing business and/or healthcare-related studies, in an institution of higher education.

    The Bank is proud to support this event and the wonderful organizations that benefit from the proceeds. 

  • GCB Team Participates in Big Brothers Big Sisters Event

    The Bank is pleased that our team was able to participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County Point 5K Eat & Run event. This 546 yard, handicap accessible, family friendly event, featured a 1/3 of a mile walk/run course where dinner was served along the way. 100% of proceeds will support BBBS youth mentoring programs.