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Learn More. Do More. Live Better.

The Hudson Valley is a fantastic place to work, live and enjoy life. Amazing things are happening here, and we are thankful to be part of so much of it. For 50 years, VISION Hudson Valley, formerly known as the Orange County Citizens Foundation has had just one goal: to maintain and improve the quality of life in our community.

Who We Are and What We Do- Welcome to the Orange County Citizens Foundation

Vision Hudson Valley is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that seeks to preserve and enhance the quality of life for residents of Orange County and the Hudson Valley region. We are advocates, watchdogs, educators and connectors.

We have also been an incubator, identifying opportunities to improve our collective futures by spinning off new — and now vital — organizations like Leadership Orange, The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, the Orange County Arts Council, and Hudson Valley Honor Flight.

We preserve our county’s treasured open spaces by establishing places like the Heritage Trail, the Arboretum and the D&H Canal Park. Early on, before anyone else was worried about over-development, several board trustees saw the need for a group dedicated only to land protection and created the Orange County Land Trust.

Today, as in the past, our members and trustees volunteer their time and energy to work on the issues – from pathways to placemaking to agriculture and more. We welcome and encourage residents from all walks of life to join us, because together we can build a brighter future for all.

Thank you for visiting us virtually!

We welcome IRL visitors to our home at the historic Seligmann homestead in Sugar Loaf, of which we are the caretakers. Seligmann Center also offers beautiful spaces for public programs, as well as private events whose rentals help underwrite maintenance of the property. Thank you again for checking in with us, we hope to connect with you again soon!

Thank You to our Members & Sponsors