What Is The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan?
It’s really quite simple: We facilitate and manage ENDOWMENT FUNDS that grow and benefit our community…forever.
The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a public charity unlike any other in our area. It was created by and for the people of Orange County and serves the county and beyond. We exist not to support a single organization, but to address the broadest range of charitable issues by building an endowment that serves as a perpetual source of community capital.
We connect people who care with causes that matter and we serve people of all means.
To donors, CFOS represents an effective and innovative giving vehicle, one that combines maximum tax savings with maximum flexibility and the opportunity to make a difference right here at home in and around Orange County… and beyond.
To other charitable organizations, CFOS represents the source of grants whose sole purpose is to improve the quality of life in our region.
Perhaps most important of all, CFOS is the link between donors and other charitable organizations, and between donors and those students who receive grants from scholarship funds which are established through the Foundation.
CFOS currently manages more than 140 permanent charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations that turn to us to help fulfill their charitable dreams. And this number of funds continues to grow as more people like you feel compelled to step forward as generous participants in the vision of a stronger community.
In 2012, the board of directors established the Make a Difference Fund (a discretionary grant fund) to provide grants to tax exempt organizations located in Orange and Sullivan County that provide programs or services for children of low-income, disadvantaged or distressed families. It is a fund to which anyone may donate.
Your $50 gift could teach a child to read. A $100 donation could give milk to a needy child for a year. Twenty dollars could fill a backpack with healthy food for a hungry child to eat on the weekends. Even $5 could provide a day of music, food and games for a child victim or witness of violence.
The board of directors is proud to announce the inaugural grants from the Make a Difference Fund:
Town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Clubs, Inc. – a grant of $500 for the InfluenceHer and Boys program to expand the program which serves at risk and high-risk youth in Sullivan County. The program provides mentoring and literacy programs to empower them to make good decisions.
Dispute Resolution Center – a grant of $500 for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteer program, The grant will provide transportation expense for CASA volunteers who travel to provide services to abused and neglected children who are involved in the Family Court system throughout Orange County.
With your help, we can address needs in our Community.
Please visit “Our Funds” page to see all new and existing funds!
Professional Education Seminar – 3 Credits
Beyond the Cliff – Beyond the Noise 3 Planning Perspectives to Serve Your Clients
May 23, 2013 – Sullivan County / June 4, 2013 Orange County
Click here for register and for additional information
Volunteers and Why We Need Them” River Reporter
by Karen VanHouten Minouge, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Click here for article.
Cornwall Native Establishes Cornwall Central High School Scholar’s Fund….
challenges the community to help “grow” the fund by matching donations made by other citizens, up to $10,000 annually, from 2013 through 2017.
For more details, click here