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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 →


Restrospective: Dahlia DeHaan

Dahlia DeHaan was the Community Foundation’s first intern through the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s Youth @ Work Summer Employment Program. Dahlia returned to CFMC this summer through the Youth @ Work program, and we asked her to reflect on her experiences in the program and at CFMC. Five Years Later … What I’ve Learned Read More →


CFMC’s Move

The move is complete and CFMC is settling in at 49 Main Street in Middletown. We are incredibly grateful to the Tomc family for this gift to the community, and the crew of Brown & Wimler for their incredible renovations. We would also like to thank all of the outstanding volunteers who helped make the move Read More →


Sisters’ Legacy to Support Where We Live, Work and Play

Community Foundation of Middlesex County to Receive $8 Million Bequest  The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) received an early 20th anniversary gift this year with news that the nonprofit organization will be the recipient of an $8 million bequest from the trust of the late Mary Janvrin. Ms. Janvrin and her pre-deceased sister Natalie Read More →


A Champion of the Community, Arthur Director

We all lost a community champion when Arthur (Art) Director passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Art led quietly by example, both in his business life and in his community service life. A long-time supporter of our youth, Art gave of his time and his considerable talent to ensure children have every advantage possible Read More →


Local Leaders, Local Legends

CFMC Honors Local Volunteers

They are everywhere – in the house next door, behind the counter at the business down the street, at the board of directors table of your favorite nonprofit – volunteers and leaders who give their time and talents to our community. The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is fortunate to be surrounded by “Good People Read More →


Every Day We Have A Choice

  Every day, we have a choice. When you read the headlines or turn on the news, when you scroll through your social media feed, it is easy to think that the negatives far outweigh the positives, that the common bonds that hold us together – compassion, respect, shared responsibility, a belief in service, and a willingness to Read More →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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