Live Local Give Local Emergency Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

Visit the Live Local Give Local Emergency Fund Grants Program page for information about the process, eligibility, and a link to the application.
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Together, We're Meeting The Emerging Needs of Our Community

Thank You for thinking of your community and for choosing to join with friends and neighbors to build a response fund prepared to provide support for the varied and numerous needs of our nonprofit organizations.
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Philanthropy Matters. Philanthropy Works. Anyone can be a philanthropist - any time, and with gifts of all sizes. Explore ways you can join your neighbors and support our community!
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Helping Good People Do Great Things

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. In 1997, community leaders from across Middlesex County established our Community Foundation dedicated to enhancing and improving the quality of life in the area.
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Live Local Give Local Emergency Fund

100% of your gift to the Live Local Give Local Emergency Fund will be granted to our local nonprofits this year.

You Can Make a Difference

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.

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. The Community Foundation of Middlesex County helps maintain the quality of life in Middlesex County by providing grants to nonprofit organizations to address the community needs.

Live Local Give Local Emergency Fund

Now accepting applications for support

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Supporting Our Community Nonprofits through Emergency Grants – NOW

The community is really coming together for you! The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) is grateful for the many individuals, groups, and businesses who have stepped forward to support our community.

CFMC is launching the Live Local Give Local Emergency Fund Grants Program which will support nonprofit organizations, schools, or local town services in Middlesex County.

This is a rolling application process as long as funding is available.

Click here to learn more about the application process and funding eligibility »

Community Philanthropy

Making Life in Middlesex County Better

cfmclogoThe 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.

Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist

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.

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communityphilanthropyCommunity 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.

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From The People in The Community
Sisters’ Legacy to Support Where We Live, Work and Play

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 →

Open House and Ribbon Cutting

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 →

Why Leave a Legacy?

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 →

TAKE A SEAT…and learn how Middlesex County cares…

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 →

To our friends and neighbors – Thank you!

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 →

A Round of Applause

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 →

CT Humanities Awards Grant to the James Family Documentary Project Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County

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 →

In the face of challenges, we all have choices

Dear Friends, At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we view equity as our responsibility, and we are committed to helping all our friends and neighbors thrive and prosper.  Quite simply, we believe that, while we are all different, we all deserve respect, and we understand that a thriving community cannot exist where all are Read More →

Submit Your Favorite Middlesex County Nonprofit For A Pop Up Grant

We believe every gift, no matter the size, makes an impact in our community. If you have ever joined us at one of our gatherings, you know we find many ways to say Thank You, including our “Pop Up Grant” awards. You submit the name of your favorite Middlesex County nonprofit organization and we put Read More →

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