Investing in Youth and the Trades Journey

At CFMC, we only know “Good People Who Do Great Things.” We love hearing about people’s varied interests, passions, and backgrounds. They inspire us with their desire to help – to give back – and to “pay it forward.” Case in point: Beth Clark, John Saunders, William Weed, and Valerie Wyzykowski, of the Valley Regional Read More →

CFMC Presents $25,000 Grant to Pathfinders for Deer Lake Project

Community Foundation of Middlesex County Presents $25,000 Grant to Pathfinders for Deer Lake Project Award made possible by the Mary Janvrin and Natalie Janvrin Wiggins Fund for Birds, Other Animals and Nature Middletown, CT – The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) wrapped up its 25th anniversary celebration in December with a surprise $25,000 grant Read More →

Peach Pit Foundation Partners with CFMC for Something Extra Special

Our friends Sharon Griffin and Jessica Griffin Scheff of Peach Pit Foundation are longtime members of the Leadership Circle at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, a group of donors committed to the work of CFMC in the community and who contribute annually to support CFMC’s operations. 2022 is a very special year – CFMC’s Read More →

Fun, Friendship, and Kindness Abound in Middlesex County Thanks to the M. Jones Fund

Summer is a perfect time of year for our youth to create lifelong memories, explore a special interest or activity, and of course, have a lot of fun! The M. Jones Fund family are big fans of camps and summer youth programs – just like those from their childhood. They wanted to ensure that the Read More →

The Nature Conservancy Pilot Project at Burnham Brook Preserve

Community Foundation of Middlesex County, The Nature Conservancy Launch Equitable Conservation Initiative Pilot project to increase awareness and access to 1122-acre Burnham Brook Preserve The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) and The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut (TNC in CT) announced a new pilot project to expand access to Burnham Brook Preserve as well as conservation Read More →

Thank you for supporting Ryan’s Circle of Giving Fund

Thank You for supporting An Evening of Song, Laughter, and Love The Ryan’s Circle of Giving Fund is deeply touched by the many individuals and businesses who joined us this year! Your support of annual event – virtual though it was – is inspiring and greatly appreciated. Thanks to you, it is evident that Ryan’s Read More →

Summer Camp – Summer Fun

Oh What Fun We Had! Summer – a time of sunshine, friends, and activities galore. Middlesex County has an abundance of camps and summer programs to choose from – all with one thing in common, helping our youth create memories and friendships, all while having a lot of fun. The advisors of the M. Jones Fund Read More →

Honoring Eileen Marie Kelly

Family and Friendship Forever Eileen Marie Kelly was a longtime resident and volunteer of Cromwell. There was no act too big nor too small when it came to helping others – family, friends, neighbors, and strangers who were truly just friends waiting to happen. She lived with a traumatic brain injury brought on by an Read More →

Killingworth Community Fund Celebrates “Good People Doing Great Things”

There are so many things that make up a vibrant community, from arts and culture, education and the environment to health and social services, civic engagement, and economic opportunity. You, along with your neighbors, are the key ingredient – giving back where you live, work, and play, and making a very real and positive difference Read More →

Buddy Benches Abound

The Community Foundation’s Council of Business Partners Buddy Bench project, in partnership with Rushford, a Hartford Healthcare Partner, continues to grow and share benches throughout Middlesex County. The Council of Business Partners’ original idea of a buddy bench on every school playground has attracted lots of attention in Middlesex County, and people are coming to Read More →

Liz Petry Featured on The Nutmeg Podcast

A Round of Applause to Liz Petry We are so pleased to share the news that Liz Petry was featured on a recent podcast episode of The Nutmeg discussing her family tree and the documentary film she and her cousins are working on. Here is more information on the podcast – take a listen! The Read More →

Happy Father’s Day

Thank You For your honesty and compassion; for leading by example and having the courage to admit a mistake; for being a provider and problem solver. For everything you do, you give, and you are – a father, a brother, an uncle, a friend, a mentor, a hero – Happy Father’s Day! In recognition of Read More →

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Happy Anniversary, Killingworth Community Fund (KCF)

Celebrating All Things Killingworth! Happy Anniversary, Killingworth Community Fund (KCF)! The Killingworth Community Fund (KCF) builds and supports the community – one grant at a time – in partnership with the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC). In two short years KCF has supported many local nonprofits through grants. Here are just a few: The Read More →

Celebrating The Power of Women Helping Women

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 →

Happy Mother’s Day

Teacher, Mentor, Coach, Confidant, Friend. Mother, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother, and so much more. The Board of Directors, members of the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women & Girls, and the staff at CFMC wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day. THANK YOU for all you do. Thank you for your caring ways, your compassion, your 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 →

Buddy Bench Fun at Center School, East Hampton

Sarah Cody, WTNH, joined the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s Council of Business Partners Fund and Rushford Academy at Center School in East Hampton for a very special presentation – a new Buddy Bench for the playground! See all the fun HERE – and read Sarah’s story about the Buddy Bench project at the Community Foundation Read More →

Buddying Up for Positive Change in Essex

Community Foundation of Middlesex County Supports Social Inclusion Youth Project   The “Buddy Bench” is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Representatives from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and Rushford Academy  recently joined students, teachers and parents at Essex Elementary School for a very special ribbon cutting ceremony. 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 →

Life-Saving Equipment for Our Four-Footed Friends

The Animals: Respect and Friendship (ARF!) Fund took the lead from a family in Chester and decided to help get a special piece of equipment in the hands of every fire department in Middlesex County. The ARF! Fund Committee set a goal in the fall of 2017 to raise awareness about the dangers of smoke Read More →

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