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 →
Friends, donors, Board and committee members, and nonprofit organizations came together July 25 at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat to celebrate “Good People Doing Great Things.” More than 130 people joined CFMC to recognize the grant recipients of 2018 and to share incredible stories of the positive impact we are having – together – on Read More →
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 →
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 →
Sailing Into A Second Season For twenty years, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County has been defined by its grassroots approach to philanthropy, leadership, and legacy. We help connect valued donors with local nonprofits to address community needs and improve the quality of life for all. We do this by funding nonprofit programs and services, Read More →
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 →
Journalist, community volunteer and former CFMC board member Elisabeth Petry received an amazing gift from her mother, acclaimed author Ann Petry: a cookie tin containing over 400 letters and photographs handed down through five generations of family. When Liz shared what she found with her cousins Ashley James and Kathryn Golden, co-founders of Searchlight Films, a Read More →
Finding Strength and Gratitude Through Art A Gift from Maria Louise A grant from the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls made it possible for Maria to have an artist mentor her as she explored her own talents and gifts. For her final project, she chose to paint a portrait of Community Foundation Read More →
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
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 →
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.
$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 →
In 2013 a group of volunteers with the support of generous donors created a new fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County — At-Risk Boys Fund. The goal for the men and women on the all-volunteer committee was simple. They wanted to make a difference. Together, they wanted to support programs and projects that Read More →
Carolyn Greenleaf’s Legacy Supports Talented Young Musicians Donald Dione has been named the Spring 2014 Carolyn Greenleaf Music Award recipient. Donald is a Junior at Valley Regional High School. He is an oboist and will be studying with Johanna Lamb at the Community Music School in Centerbrook.
Thanks to our donors, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County reached a new goal in grant awards in 2012.
Carolyn Greenleaf knew that music was magic, that music captured our hearts and fed our souls. Her friends felt that she was magical and unique, and when she passed away in 2008, they established the Carolyn Greenleaf Memorial Fund to honor her dedication to music education and to young people.