Celebrating A Summer Of Pop Up Grants

Thank you so much for making our virtual “Pop Up Grant” initiative a great success!

Wow! Really, that is all we can say! You made our celebration of local nonprofits a great success – and submitted an incredible variety of organizations doing great things in Middlesex County.

We believe every gift, no matter the size, makes an impact in our community – and so do you. Several anonymous donors stepped forward to help us support the Pop Up Grant Initiative, and we can’t say thank you enough. Your generosity and commitment to helping our nonprofit community is humbling.

Throughout the summer, 292 individuals nominated 77 nonprofits for our pop-up grant drawings.

Thank you to all the friends and fans who nominated your favorite nonprofit organization. Your appreciation of the work they do is evident – and we know your support means a great deal to all of the nonprofits listed below and so many others in our community.

Did you miss the video chats with our recipients? You can catch up with all nine (9) here.

(Artists for World Peace, The Buttonwood Tree, East Haddam Historical Society, Everyone Outside, Pandemonium Rainforest Project, Shared Harvest Garden, Shoreline Arts Alliance, Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, and Wesleyan Potters)

We wish we could have given a pop up grant to each and everyone. Yet, while we may not have drawn the organization for a pop up grant, each and everyone is remarkable and important to our community. Here are all of the incredible nonprofit organizations nominated during the Pop Up Grant initiative – we encourage you to visit them online and on social media to learn about the incredible things they are doing every day to make an impact in Middlesex County.

A Little Compassion Inc and The Nest Coffee House

A Place Called Hope

The Adam Stanton House & General Store 1791

Ädelbrook Behavioral & Development Services

After the Storm Inc.

Amazing Grace Food Pantry

American Red Cross


Artists for World Peace

Bare Necessities

Brian House, Inc.

Bushy Hill & Pequot Sherwood Day Camp

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center

Cappella Cantorum

Clinton Placemakers (DBA Clinton Art Gallery)

Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation, Inc.

Columbus House, Inc.

Common Good Garden, Old Saybrook

Community Health Center, Inc

Community Music School

Connecticut Audubon Society

Connecticut Audubon Society – Coastal Center Milford Point

Connecticut Audubon Society Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center

Connecticut Forest and Park Association

Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

The Connection, Inc.

Cross Street AME Zion Church

Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition

Durham MIddlefield Youth & Family Services

East Haddam Historical Society and Museum

East Haddam Land Trust

East Hampton Lions Charities

Epoch Arts

Essex Art Association

Essex Land Trust

Essex Winter Series

Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc.

Everyone Outside

Families Helping Families Clinton

Futures, Inc

Gilead Community Services

Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Girl Scouts of Connecticut Inc.


Godfrey Memorial Library

Goodspeed Opera House

Helping Hands

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

H-K Backpack Program

Hope Alliance, Inc.

Indian Hill Cemetery

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Killingworth Library Association

Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore

Lower CT River Land Trust

Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center

Mercy High School

Middlesex County Historical Society

Middlesex Habitat for Humanity

Middlesex United Way

Middletown Racial Justice Coalition

Ministerial Health Fellowship

Oddfellows Playhouse

Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services

Pandemonium Rainforest Project

Raccoon Crossing Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Region 4 School System Backpack Program

Robbie Collomore Concert Series

Sailing Masters of 1812

Sarah, Inc

Shared Harvest Garden, Parmelee Farm

Shoreline Arts Alliance

Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries

Vista Life Innovations

Wesleyan Potters, Inc.

Westbrook Garden Club


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