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.

  • 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. 

  • Left to right: Ivette Mateos (Santo Taco), Haley Anderson (Música Franklin), Tony Worden (Greenfield Cooperative Bank President), Suzanne LoManto (RiverCulture), Paul Richmond (Great Falls Word Festival), and David Brule (Pocumtuck Homelands Festival).

  • 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.