About Us

The Orange County Citizens Foundation sets the environment to improve quality of life for citizens of Orange County.

 

One Organization, Many Voices

The Citizens Foundation is a not-for-profit organization driven by the influence of its members. It was started more than 40 years ago with one simple, but essential, goal: To improve quality of life for the citizens of Orange County through public policy and advocacy.

 

Influencing the Conversation

Like no other organization: We are non-partisan and provide open forums that generate conversation with thought leaders in business, the private sector, and government to help find workable solutions to our citizens’ top concerns. Our various committees, and the public, help fuel the discussion on topics including:

  • Healthcare
  • Water and waste management
  • Land use
  • Agriculture
  • Economic development
  • Transportation
  • Environmental preservation
  • Cultural affairs

The Voice that Makes the Difference

An ever-changing county needs a voice for its people. The Citizens Foundation is that voice. We strive to make Orange County the best that it can be. We’ve been the force behind such organizations as:

  • Leadership Orange
  • Orange County Arts Council
  • Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan
  • Hudson Valley Honor Flight