Community Foundation Hosts Most Successful Hudson Valley Gives in Event History

Online initiative raises more than $700,000 for 197 nonprofits in seven counties.

MONTGOMERY, NY (June 6, 2023) – This year’s 8th Annual Hudson Valley Gives was the most successful yet, raising $704,288 for 197 local nonprofits. The fundraiser hosted by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) provides participating organizations with an online platform to reach donors. $546,161 was raised during a focused 24-hour effort on May 17, the most raised on the event’s official giving day since its inception.  

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of local individuals and businesses,” said Megan Matthews, CFOS Director of Development. “They contributed in record fashion this year to support local nonprofits!”

“Giving local is the best way to ensure that the critical nonprofit services we all depend on each day are supported,” added Elizabeth Rowley, CFOS President & CEO. “For eight years strong, we’ve had the honor of raising awareness and funds for so many amazing organizations through HV Gives.”

The event’s donations support charities in seven counties providing life-enriching programs and critical services that Hudson Valley residents appreciate or depend upon. When combined with giving totals from years past, charitable giving through Hudson Valley Gives now stands at $3.5 million.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Dutchess County SPCA, SUNY Orange Foundation and Second Chance Foods received the most donations among the participating nonprofits.

Participating organizations were encouraged to fundraise creatively by the awarding of cash prizes throughout the day from a prize pool established thanks to donations from local businesses.

Hudson Valley Gives corporate sponsors include Resorts World Catskills, Coombe Bender & Company, Lanc & Tully Engineering and Surveying, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Rowley Family Foundation, Standback General Contractors, Walden Savings Bank, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Bhandarkar Law, Construction Contractors Association, Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Bruderhof Church Communities, Garnet Health, Rand Commercial, Rolling V Bus Corporation, Seely & Durland, William A Smith & Son, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Newburgh Brewing Company, Bold Gold Media, WALL Radio, WJFF Radio, and Pamal Broadcasting.