Partners & Resources

Hudson Valley nonprofits emerged out of the pandemic-related economic downturn as strong and as essential to the regional economy as ever, while simultaneously addressing heightened human service and related needs, according to a comprehensive study conducted by the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON).

The research report, “Mission and More: The Economic Power of the Hudson Valley’s Charitable Nonprofit Sector” (, which was commissioned by the Hudson Valley Funders Network, demonstrates that the nonprofit sector maintains a critical place in the Hudson Valley’s economy, providing nearly one out of every five non-governmental jobs in the region along with $7.4 billion in annual wages and an estimated $1.1 billion in state and federal payroll tax contributions. 

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan values collaboration and partners with the following trusted organizations at the regional, state and national level:

Council on Foundations
Founded in 1949, the Council on Foundations fosters an environment where philanthropy can thrive and cultivates a community of diverse and skilled philanthropic professionals and organizations who lead with integrity, serve as ethical stewards and advocate for progress.

Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals provides resources to fundraising professionals who serve approximately 4,500 public charities registered in the Mid-Hudson Valley, empowering individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy.

New York Council on Nonprofits
NYCON has been instrumental in New York’s nonprofit sector growth and development for over 90 years. It helps thousands of nonprofits harness their internal capacity and meet challenges by providing valuable and timely education, personalized capacity building support, a unified voice in matters of policy and advocacy, and premier nonprofit consulting services.

New York Funders Alliance
high-quality, cost-effective relevant programming and services that meet the needs of a diverse membership with respect to foundation size, staff capacity, areas of interest and learning styles in order to share knowledge, build capacity, leverage funds and maximize impact.

Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council
The Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council is comprised of attorneys, accountants, trust representatives, financial planners, life underwriters and others organized for mutual educational programs. The Council focuses on all areas of estate planning and strives to foster and develop a coordinated planning effort that insures benefit to clients and customers.

Useful Resources

Candid – formerly Guidestar and Foundation Center
For a combined 88 years, Foundation Center and GuideStar each helped change the world by giving people the information they needed to do good. They combined their talent, technology, data, and leadership to become a new organization, Candid. Candid continues to provide complete, up-to-date data on nonprofits for easy, transparent comparison and evaluation.

Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles
The Mid-Hudson Valley regional profile provides a wealth of information at your fingertips to help inform decision-making and planning in order to drive positive community change for the seven-county region.

CFOS Resources