When disaster strikes, you’re always there to help. You, our friends and neighbors, have come to the aid of individuals and businesses to lend a helping hand through the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. With each catastrophe, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County has received calls and donations to help, to support the services and programs that are essential and ever-present in our community. Each time, the Community Foundation has reached out to service providers and towns and determined what is needed and how to respond. Yet with each unforeseen event, CFMC always asked “what could we have done to be better prepared to help?”
The Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund provides an opportunity for CFMC to work with you to support organizations and services to help our neighbors, to respond immediately when catastrophe occurs, today – and in the future. The Fund is ready to come to the aid of those local organizations that respond so readily when needed – volunteer firefighters, health providers, organizations providing shelter, food and basic needs. The Neighbor Helping Neighbor Fund is just one more way the Community Foundation works with and for you, our friends and neighbors, to improve life today – and in the future – in Middlesex County.
The community foundation concept is a simple one. It is a group of individuals and businesses who pool resources to support the community where we live, work and play. Perhaps you want to preserve a piece of the community you love. Perhaps you are just beginning to explore your charitable purposes and want to join with others to create impact.
In 1997, community leaders from across Middlesex County established our Community Foundation dedicated to enhancing and improving the quality of life in the area. They believed that our county deserved a community foundation like those that were working successfully in surrounding communities. Ours is now one of 17 in Connecticut and more than 850 nationwide.
There are many ways to give to the community. The Community Foundation offers many flexible opportunities and many ways to respond to community needs. Learn more about what the Community Foundation of Middlesex County does, and how you can participate.
100% of your gift to the Live Local Give Local Fund will be granted to our local nonprofits this year.
The community is where we work, where we play, where we raise our children, where we call home.
It is our responsibility as citizens to exercise good stewardship within our communities. Live locally and give locally to preserve the quality of life in our towns through grants supporting our nonprofit organizations.
Established in 2009 in response to the economic crisis, the Live Local Give Local campaign is an initiative of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County to raise awareness among the residents of Middlesex County about how important it is to take care of the community during difficult times by living locally and giving locally. The Community Foundation of Middlesex County helps maintain the quality of life in Middlesex County by offering training programs for and funding grants to nonprofit organizations to address the community needs.
Community foundations offer flexibility and impact for your charitable giving. There are many options for you to consider. Think about what you want your gift to do, and we will work with you to find the best way for your donations to make a positive difference.
Philanthropy plays a vital role as a partner with the public, private and nonprofit sectors to strengthen and enrich the quality of life for Connecticut residents.
Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of the County now and in the future by developing endowments, making grants that have impact, and assisting donors in meeting their philanthropic objectives.
Oh What a Night! Thank you to everyone who joined CFMC’s Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women & Girls to celebrate the power of Women Helping Women! Friends and neighbors gathered at the Essex Yacht Club for an evening of inspiration, network, and great discussions. Dr. Kristen Zarfos discussed the importance of taking care of Read More →
Community Foundation of Middlesex County to Receive $8 Million Bequest The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) received an early 20th anniversary gift this year with news that the nonprofit organization will be the recipient of an $8 million bequest from the trust of the late Mary Janvrin. Ms. Janvrin and her pre-deceased sister Natalie Read More →
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! We had an incredible turnout for our Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 24, 2017. There are so many to thank for coming out to share this very special event with the Community Foundation. We must offer our deepest gratitude to the Tomc family for their generous Read More →
Leaving the Future in Good Hands A conversation with Deborah Moore Deborah Moore has called Middlesex County home throughout her entire life. She grew up in Chester, and still lives and works where she has roots. So it’s no surprise that she lives by the mantra, “Live Local and Give Local.” Deborah is grateful for Read More →
It’s a simple idea – with lasting results. Sometimes children (and even adults) feel alone. Sometimes children aren’t certain how to ask others to be included in activities at school. Well, there’s a solution – the Buddy Bench. Thanks to a partnership with the Community Foundation’s Council of Business Partners and At-Risk Boys Funds, Rushford Academy, Read More →
THANK YOU…it’s a simple phrase that says so much. Thanks to you, we at the Community Foundation of Middlesex Country are able to make even the smallest gift have a big impact – through charitable funds that support education, the arts, animal welfare, the environment, human services, heritage enhancements, and so much more. We say Read More →
For Great People Doing Great Things! At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we only know great people – those who are always lending a hand and helping our friends and neighbors. Each day we are reminded of how remarkably lucky we are to live, work, and play in this great community. Then there are the Read More →
The James Family and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) are pleased to announce that Connecticut Humanities (CTH) has awarded the James Family Documentary Project Fund a grant of $17,500 for the continuing work on Ann Petry and the James Family Letters. Journalist, community volunteer and former CFMC board member Elisabeth (Liz) Petry and Read More →
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