HighHopes

CFMC — Saddles Up with High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is just one of many programs supported by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. TOGETHER we feed the hungry, shelter families, teach Read More →


CFMC and Westbrook YMCA GirlsOutside

CFMC — Supports The Middlesex YMCA’s Girls Outside Program

The Middlesex YMCA’s Girls Outside program is just one of many educational initiatives made possible by the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund For Women and Girls at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.  At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve Read More →


Community Music School

Music In Our Schools Month — Featuring Community Music School

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that by working TOGETHER great things can be accomplished.  Every day, we see the impact that true partnerships have on our communities and on improving the quality of life in each and every town. Here we celebrate those people and organizations that embody the collaborative spirit, Read More →


Richard Pittsinger named Carolyn Greenleaf Award Winner

Carolyn Greenleaf’s Legacy Supports Talented Young Musicians Richard Pittsinger has been named the Spring 2015 Carolyn Greenleaf Music Award recipient by the Carolyn Greenleaf Memorial Award Committee. A tenor, Richard will study piano at the Community Music School with Oxana Lauria. Richard is currently in 10th grade


CFMC Bully Free Rally

CFMC — Little Things Count

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. By helping individuals and local non-profit organizations connect to the resources in our community, we accomplish a great deal. Together, we feed the hungry, shelter families, Read More →


New Faces Around the Table

The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Clio Coles, Brian Abely, and Sue Sawchuk. Sue Sawchuk (Clinton) joined the CFMC Board in June 2014. She has been a resident of Connecticut for over 35 years and currently lives in Clinton. Sue brings an understanding of the education system and its needs to the Community Read More →


Giving Local On The Rise in Middlesex County

Community Foundation Increases Annual Grant Awards to $656,848 Well, you did it again. Because of you – our investors and partners – the Community Foundation of Middlesex County helped more people, supported more programs and services in 2014. Your partnership allowed us to work with the county’s nonprofits and make dreams come true. Your commitment Read More →


Carolyn Greenleaf Music Award Application Now Available

Carolyn Greenleaf Memorial Fund Award Committee Now Accepting Applications for the Spring 2015 Award The Carolyn Greenleaf Memorial Fund Award Committee is accepting applications for a music education award for talented high school students. This merit-based award was originally established in 2007 and honors the memory of Carolyn Greenleaf, a resident of Essex who worked Read More →


Valley Shore YMCA

CFMC — Helps Westbrook First Graders Learn To Swim

With funding support to the Valley Shore YMCA, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County helped every first grader in Westbrook learn how to swim. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. TOGETHER we Read More →


Avery Fund

CFMC — Brings Attention to CDKL5

Community Foundation of Middlesex County Avery Fund donors Leah Wysock and Mara Kelley with Avery Leopoldino in 2012. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. TOGETHER we feed the hungry, shelter families, teach Read More →


Infographic

How Does the Community Foundation Work?

CFMC launches new infographic to illustrate how we help “Good People Do Great Things”.  


NOTICE: Bullyfree Rally – Venue Change

PLEASE NOTE – VENUE CHANGE FOR BULLY-FREE COMMUNITIES RALLY DUE TO FORECAST OF RAIN, THE BULLY-FREE COMMUNITIES RALLY HAS BEEN MOVED TO MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 100 Training Hill Drive, Middletown National Unity Day – October 22. Join students, parents, neighbors, and colleagues from Middlesex County in a show of unity for bully-free communities at a Read More →


Campaign for Bully-Free Communities

Stand Together for Change Join us today and Take the Pledge to help us make Middlesex County a bully-free community.


Giving Back, Paying Forward, Partnering Forever

Bob Drouin of Middletown loved a bargain, made a mean blueberry muffin, and was even was known to dress up as Santa from time to time. He shopped at Saver’s and rarely spent money on himself, but when it came to taking care of his community, Bob’s generosity was outstanding, even after he passed away.


CFMC Now Accepting Grant Applications for 2015 Funding Considerations

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is now accepting grant applications for the 2014-2015 Competitive Grant Cycle. Organizations considering applying to the Community Foundation are encouraged to review the Community Foundation’s grant making priorities, focus and impact areas, and guidelines located on the Grant Making Timeline page. Application materials can be downloaded from the Forms & PR Read More →


CFMC’s Cheryl Mehalik Luyster Fund Supports Shoreline Soup Kitchens

The Cheryl Mehalik Luyster Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County has generously awarded a grant of $2,000.00 to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP). Cheryl’s friends and family created the Fund to honor and remember Cheryl, a longtime Old Saybrook resident, and to support the causes she was passionate about.


Katherine “Katchen” Coley

Conservation, Education, Beautification – CFMC’s Katchen Coley Conservation Fund Now Accepting Applications

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is accepting grant applications for the Katchen Coley Conservation Fund. Nonprofit organizations working with and in the communities of Cromwell, Durham, Haddam, Middlefield, Middletown, and Portland may download the application


Your Grant Impact – a Photo Retrospective of Your Legacy of Generosity

During a “lunch and learn” earlier this year, a donor requested more visuals of your grant making impact and we wholeheartedly agree! To kick this off we have compiled


Your Return on Investing With – and Through – the Community Foundation

$152,204 Awarded Through the 2013-2014 Competitive Application Process You – our investors and partners – help us address issues facing our community every day. Your partnership allows us to work with the county’s nonprofits and make dreams come true. Thanks to your generosity, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County awarded $152,204 to nonprofits organizations during Read More →


With Your Help, We’ve Made a Difference

A Coat, A Hat and Gloves It’s hard to imagine not having a warm pair of boots or a winter coat that fits, but for many children in our communities this is the challenge they face each winter. For more than 20 years, volunteers and donors have been working through the Kiwanis Club of Middletown Read More →


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