Hudson Valley Sojourner | A Guide To The Hudson River Valley


The Hudson Valley is about much more than natural beauty and touring. It is also about community and people. Here is a list of not-for-profit organizations that strive to maintain the social, environmental, historical and cultural balance of the Hudson River Valley.

Cerebral Palsy of Westchester

Cerebral Palsy of Westchester is a provider of disabilities related services and programs tailored for most individuals with a variety of conditions.

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary provides shelter for rescued cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, goats, and rabbits.

Teatown Lake Reservation

Teatown Lake Reservation is a nonprofit, environmental organization with an 1,000 acre nature preserve and education center in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes.

The Human Accord

It is the objective of Human Accord to implement a comprehensive Vocational Training Program and job opportunities in the Newburgh NY area.


UlsterCorps is a countywide resource dedicated to fostering a culture of volunteerism, collaborative work and community service.

The Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center in Peekskill, NY, builds support and resources within communities that strengthen and empower individuals and families, .

FarmOn Foundation

FarmOn! Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization was founded to reinvigorate a respect for farming and a awareness of local food choices and sources.

Middle Main Initiative

Through advocacy, collaboration and action, Middle Main is working to build a strong, vibrant and creative neighborhood of choice in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Food Bank Of The Hudson Valley

The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is dedicated to alleviating hunger in the Hudson Valley, while preventing the waste of wholesome food.

Rebuilding Together Dutchess County

Rebuilding Together Dutchess County brings volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners.

Friends of Lindenwald

The Friends of Lindenwald are a not-for-profit organization advancing the preservation of Lindenwald and the artifacts associated with President Van Buren.

Hudson Valley Honor Flight

Hudson Valley Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization which “Honors American Veterans” for all their sacrifices. We transport these heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials at no cost to them.

We are a local hub of the National Honor Flight Network (which consists of over 100 independent non-profit “hubs” […]

Sound and Story Project

The Sound and Story Project, a non-profit organization, builds community memory and sense of place by recording and sharing our stories and regional sounds.

Fishkill Historical Society & Van Wyck Homestead Museum

The purpose of the Fishkill Historical Society shall be to gather and preserve information, objects, and resources relating to the history of Fishkill, NY.

Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot and Encampment

Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot advocates for the preservation, study, and proper interpretation of the Fishkill Supply Depot and Encampment.

Community Family Development Center

Community Family Development Center provides infant, toddler, pre-school, universal pre-kindergarten, after school care, and summer programming.

Hudson Valley Farm To School

Hudson Valley Farm To School offers a comprehensive resource for schools to promote student wellness through the use of fresh, local farm produce.

Let’s Play It Forward

The Let's Play it Forward mission is to help charitable youth organizations and individuals in need to obtain the gear needed to play the sports they love.

The Volunteer Center of United Way

The Volunteer Center of United Way encourages adults to serve, youth to build character, families to bond, and businesses to address community needs.

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra provides opportunities for young and old to experience live orchestral music at a moderate price.

The Queens Galley

The Queens Galley is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization providing awareness, education, relief and prevention of food insecurity in the Hudson Valley.


Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the water supply.

Woodstock Comedy Festival

The Woodstock Comedy Festival is held in Woodstock, NY, with comedy ranging from stand up to sketch, improv to comedy panels, film screenings and more.

Tilly Foster Farm Museum

Tilly Foster Farm Museum is a preservation, farming and educational endeavor of the Society for the Preservation of Putnam County Antiquities and Greenways.

Empire State Railway Museum

Located in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, Empire State Railway Museum brings alive the history of the railroads, their people and towns.

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is a non-profit organization that has been providing shelter for lost, abused and unwanted animals since 1887.

Delaware & Hudson Canal Museum

The D&H Canal Historical Society was established in 1966 to preserve, protect and perpetuate the unique history of the Delaware & Hudson Canal, particularly in Ulster County.

F.W. Vanderbilt Garden Association

The Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitate and maintain the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, in Hyde Park, NY.

The Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association, Inc. began in 1984 as a small group of gardeners who wanted to bring some […]

The Vanaver Caravan

The Vanaver Caravan weaves tapestries of dance and music with effortless skill and precision.

Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild

The Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild strives to capture, unify and support the creative spirit of the Catskill region.

Dutchess County Healthy Families

Dutchess County Healthy Families is a home visiting program designed to aid expectant families in giving their babies a healthy start to life. They serve families of Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park, and Beacon. The services are free, voluntary, and entirely confidential.

The Dutchess County Healthy Families program is educational and a gateway to […]

Winnakee Land Trust

Winnakee Land Trust protects and preserves the agricultural, recreational, architectural, cultural, scenic, historical, and open space of northern Dutchess County.

Beacon Arts Community Association

Beacon Arts Community Association fosters and encourages the development of the Beacon community as an arts and business center.

Cold Spring Living

Cold Spring is located 50 miles north of manhattan on the Hudson River in a rural area steeped in history and rich in natural treasures, rolling hills, biking trails, babling brooks. […]

Zadock Pratt Museum

The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Prattsville and the surrounding Catskill Mountain areas. […]

Catharine Street Community Center

Catharine Street Community Center offers a diversity of community based programs for kids, parents, and families.

Catskill Mountain Club

Catskill Mountain Club is an association of outdoors-people enjoy nature and non-motorized outdoor recreational pursuits in the Catskill Mountains.

Daughters of Sarah Senior Community

A senior community with multi-level continuum of care. Located on 40 acres of wooded property, the community offers kosher meals, skilled nursing care, medical adult day services, […]

Maple Grove Restoration

Located in a residential area of Poughkeepsie, New York, Maple Grove is part of a collection of farm estates which once lined South Road (Route 9). […]