Grant Awards



Sailing Into A Second Season

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 →


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 →


Sweet Surprises: How an Ice Cream Cone Tin Led to a Powerful Partnership

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 →


When a Grant Becomes Something 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 →


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


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 →


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.


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 →


New Fund Changing Lives for At-Risk Boys

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 →


With Your Support, We’ve Made Music

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.


Investing in the Community

Thanks to our donors, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County reached a new goal in grant awards in 2012.


A Love of Music and a Legacy Carried On

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.


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