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 the Orange County Citizens Foundation, has had just one goal: to maintain and improve the quality of life in our community.

We are a non-profit, non-partisan and non-political organization that advocates for the citizens of the Hudson Valley by inspiring, founding, and powering 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, the D&H Canal Park, and the Orange County Land Trust, and help to create public spaces that capitalize on local community assets, inspiration and potential with initiatives that promote health, happiness, and well being for all our citizens. 

We track the trends and publish a comprehensive Quality of Life Report Card to illuminate where our county is, where it has been, and where it is headed. The Citizens Foundation is housed on a bucolic homestead in Sugar Loaf, formerly the home of artist Kurt Seligmann. Here, we offer artistic programming and bring people together to create and share new ideas and thought-provoking programming. We are invested in our community’s future by always striving to make the Hudson Valley a place where our children will want to stay, where newcomers feel welcomed and new businesses thrive.

Our initiatives are powered by you. We invite you to learn more about what’s  happening in our county and to be a part of the conversation on how it evolves. Visit occitizensfoundation.org and like us on social media to learn more, become a member, participate in our public forums, attend our special events, volunteer or become our corporate partner. 

Join us to  #LearnMoreDoMoreLiveBetter #occitizensfoundation 


Powered by our mission, we offer these consulting services:

  • Project Management 
  • Research 
  • Retreat Facilitation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Report Writing 
  • Public & Community Engagement 




The Orange County Citizens Foundation is now Vision Hudson Valley.

Please bear with us as we redesign our website to reflect our new name and expanded programming.