Past Special Projects

mvovlogo_240px Many Voices, One Valley 2007 was a project funded by the Dyson Foundation and conducted by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. In this survey, 4,320 residents of the Mid-Hudson Valley were interviewed.  

The study is divided into three reports, available here in PDF format.

Many Voices, One Valley 2007
How people view living and working in the region and their priorities for the future.

Making Ends Meet
Affordability of the Mid-Hudson Valley and the issues which affect family finances.

Health Matters
Cost of health care tops the list of priorities for Mid-Hudson Valley residents. 


The Dyson Foundation commissioned this regional survey from the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion to begin a dialogue on the issues that needed to be addressed in both the short and long-term. This study showed the community's most pressing needs, in particular providing affordable health care and quality public education.

You can download the original findings in PDF form here.


Dyson Foundation

The Community Pediatrics Training Initiative was established to develop pediatric residency  programs to train pediatricians who have greater skills and interest in community-based medicine, advocacy, and who are better able to improve the health of children in their communities. For more information, visit the CPTI website.


The Nonprofit Sector: A

Vital Economic Force in

the Mid-Hudson Valley

In 2006, the Dyson Foundation commissioned the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) to conduct a study analyzing the economic impact and profile of nonprofit organizations in seven Mid-Hudson Counties. The purpose of the study was to provide a better understanding of the contributions of the nonprofit sector. The results showed that not only do nonprofits bring valuable services to their communities, they also contribute considerably to the economic well-being of the region.

You can download the study results in PDF form here.

  fnlogo The Funders Network was created by the Dyson Foundation in 2005 to bring together the approximately 300 funders in the Mid-Hudson Valley region to provide professional development, motivate collaboration, to link them to national and state philanthropy organizations and to provide more resources for grantees.