Ep 22 – Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties

Connecting People who Care, with #CausesThatMatter. Today on #GIVEPodcast , we speak with Elizabeth Rowley of @CFOSNY about the importance of #communityfoundations . They serve as the backbone for their entire community. Learn how citizens, businesses and nonprofits all rely on this foundation as the catalyst for positive change.

Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties

Elizabeth Rowley

Today we are excited to introduce Elizabeth Rowley of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties in New York. This foundation is one of over 700 community foundations in the United States and nearly 2000 globally. Their mission in the Hudson Valley region is to inspire a passion for lifelong philanthropy, catalyze sustainable community impact and connect people who care with causes that matter. 

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties’ services range from designating scholarships, grant-making, helping veterans return to civilian life, animal welfare initiatives and much much more. They are responsible for managing all of the details for their donors in many different programs. With student loan debt at an all time high of $4 trillion, they are responsible for managing scholarships ranging from $500 to $20,000 for their recipients. Another large initiative they continue to support is animal welfare. Orange County Community Foundation diligently manages their donations so they can have the greatest impact possible, in their counties and beyond. 

Community foundations serve as the glue to bring support to nonprofits and organizations in need. If you are interested in what’s going on in your local community foundation, connect with them and find a way to get involved! From starting a fund to becoming a donor or volunteering, you can give back to your community in a meaningful way.  

How can you help?

  • Donate
  • Start a fund
  • Connect with your local Community Foundation 
  • Volunteer

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Where to find the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties

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