CFMC Competitive Application Cycle NOW OPEN

The Community Foundation is accepting applications from interested nonprofit organizations serving Middlesex County. The Application and instruction materials are AVAILABLE HERE, on our website, in the Nonprofit section. Applications must be submitted no later than 4 P.M. on September 15th in hard copy.   For questions about the Community Foundation application process and grant making Read More →


Camperships for CFMC

Hello, Summer — Camp Is In Session

It’s summer!! Camp is now in session, and all along the shoreline, children are trying different things, making new friends, staying healthy, gaining independence, and most of all, just having fun. A great camp experience can have a positive and life-long impact on those who participate. We are fortunate to have so many diverse and Read More →


Becky Thatcher

Two Nights, One Celebration of Good People and Great Things Impacting Middlesex County

The Board of Directors and staff of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County would like to thank everyone who supported the annual celebration of “Good People Doing Great Things.” The 2016 Event Committee and the CFMC Development Committee put their heads and hearts into preparing a fabulous week of De-Lightful events this year. A trivia-filled Read More →


Delights and Delicacies up for Auction during the annual CFMC Celebration Week

We have two wonderful nights planned to celebrate all the “Good People and Great Things” in Middlesex County. Whether you want to get a head start on the bidding – or you are unable to join us at the events and want to be sure to win your favorite item, below you will find something for Read More →


Celebrating a Mother’s Passion for Helping

As the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) approaches its 20th anniversary, we have been busy revisiting the history of our grassroots founding and all the good work it continues to do today, thanks to those who had the vision and passion for collectively giving back to their community. This month, as we honor our Read More →


CFMC — Legacy Provides for the Future

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we are fortunate to work with many community members who have a deep passion and commitment to improving the quality of life for all, for today and for tomorrow. We help turn their desire to create a legacy of giving into a charitable fund that has a very Read More →


Diana Gregory

Diana Gregory Joins Board of Directors

Welcome, Diana Gregory. We are so pleased to have Diana on the CFMC Board of Directors. She has extensive business experience and brings a passion for education and commitment to the community. After many years with Southern New England Telephone Company, Diana decided to embark on a career closer to her passion for education — by working as a Read More →


CFMC accepting nominations for Local Leaders, Local Legends awards

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County we are so fortunate to be surrounded by “Good People Doing Great Things”.  Every day we are reminded that everyone in our region truly cares about our friends and neighbors and where we live, work and play. Late last year the Community Foundation inaugurated its Local Leaders, Local Read More →


Community Foundation of Middlesex County

Living Local, Giving Local with Passion and Partnership   

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we are privileged to know and work with so many local residents who are committed to making a difference and improving the quality of life for all in each and every one of our towns.  We celebrate people like Old Saybrook resident Sally D’Aquila, whose passion for and dedication Read More →


CFMC — Local Is Community

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we believe that grassroot alliances build better communities. We help neighbors help neighbors by connecting valued donors with worthy causes. We target their giving so it supports a passion or area of interest and does the maximum good. We help improve the quality of life for all in Read More →


Community Foundation of Middlesex County

The Power of Women Builds Better Communities

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s just amazing what women can do! They inspire and lead; they mentor and protect; and when they join forces and set a goal, there are no limits to what they can accomplish. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we’ve witnessed firsthand the power of women. Fifteen years Read More →


Only Willard Could …

For each of us, on the day we met Willard McRae, the stars were aligned. To know him, to work with him, to serve with him meant that, for all of us, each day of knowing – and loving – Willard McRae was a day in which life was very good. We learned so much Read More →


James Family Documentary Film Project is underway

It took three generations to create a family legacy. It’s only taken months to begin telling that story in film. It has been a very busy fall (2015) for the documentary film project “For Dear Mother’s Sake: The James Family Letters that Shaped Ann Petry.” Liz Petry and her cousins Ashley James and Kathryn Golden Read More →


CFMC — Enriching Your Community

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it is the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. Working together –we feed the hungry, shelter families, teach young and old to read, preserve local history and land, help people of all ages explore the Read More →


New Faces and Longtime Friends at the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is fortunate to have an incredibly talented, committed Board of Directors working on behalf of our community. It is always difficult to say farewell when a Director’s term of service comes to an end. At its December 2015 Annual Meeting, CFMC’s Board of Directors celebrated and thanked two members Read More →


St. Luke’s Sends a Thank You and Some Great News

What does a grant look like? Sometimes it is as simple as a Thank You letter with some wonderful news. St. Luke’s Community Services received word of their 2015-2016 grant award at the same time they received some more good news — so they decided to say Thank You and Hooray in a single announcement. Read More →


A Time To Reflect, Take Inventory and Set Priorities

The New Year is a time for a fresh start, a time to reflect, take inventory and set priorities for the months ahead. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we have been doing just that, working with our valued donors and local nonprofit partners to better understand the critical issues at hand, those that Read More →


CFMC — Passion Leads the Way

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County we are so fortunate to be surrounded by “Good People Doing Great Things”.  Every day we are reminded that everyone in our region truly cares about our friends and neighbors and where we live, work and play. For more information on how your Passions can lead CFMC contact Read More →


CFMC — A Year in Review

Year end at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County is always a very busy time. This year, our 18th, is no different as we review the results from our 2015 partnerships and announce the programs and services that will receive funding in 2016. It’s a time to be grateful for not only our generous friends Read More →


CFMC Honors Two Local Leaders Local Legends

Director, McRae Recognized For Lifetime of Community Giving The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is pleased to announce that Arthur Director and Willard McRae are the recipients of the Sherry and Herb Clark Beacon of Philanthropy Award. Established in 2012 and named for the first recipients, Sherry and Herb Clark, the Sherry and Herb Clark Read More →


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