Orton Family Foundation

The Orton Family Foundation is the lead partner for CIRD, assisting with key aspects of the program including development of the workshops, conference call and webinar series, and public engagement components. Orton, founded in 1995, helps small cities and towns harness the inherent ability of citizens to imagine and achieve a culturally and economically vibrant future for their community. The Foundation's Heart & Soul approach supports citizens in steering their town's future by discovering the characteristics and attributes valued most in their communities and, then, by placing those shared values at the center of local decision making.  www.orton.org