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Food For All Community Garden

CFMC — Student Volunteers Tend the Food for All Community Garden

Student volunteers help tend to the Our Community Cares’ Food for All Garden in Clinton, just one of the many projects 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 Read More →


Gilead Services

CFMC — Supports Gilead Community Services

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 young and old to read, preserve local history and land, help people of all ages explore the arts, Read More →


Community Service Personified

For those who knew Old Saybrook resident Cheryl Mehalik Luyster, it will come as no surprise that we have chosen this month, National Community Service Month, to share her legacy as an inspiration for us all. Before her passing in August 2012, Cheryl, a busy shoreline realtor, always found time to volunteer; as a cook Read More →


Middlesex Habitat for Humanity

CFMC — Middlesex Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground

Community volunteers break ground on a new home with the Agulilar family and Middlesex Habitat for Humanity, just one of the many projects 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 Read More →


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 →


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 →


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”.  


CFMC Legacy of Generosity

Helping Good People Do Great Things – that is your Legacy of Generosity in Middlesex County. Take a brief tour of some of the great things you have made possible in our community. Thank You for your investment through the years.


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


“No Bully Zone” at The Country School in Madison

Creating positive communities through youth empowerment is the goal of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s Council of Business Partners. The “No Bully Zone,” developed in partnership with Rushford prevention specialists, provides tools and programs for schools and community groups to address bullying and help children stand up to bullying. Donny Marshall, a former UConn Read More →


Leading the Way – Four Individuals Elected to CFMC Board of Directors

The CFMC Board of Directors Class of 2014 welcomes four individuals who bring passion and a broad range of skills to the Community Foundation’s leadership team. John L. Boccalatte of Middletown was first elected in August to complete past board member Lyn May’s term. President and Manager of the law offices of Farrell, Geenty, Sheeley, Read More →


Impacting Lives with just $1 a Day

365 Fund Welcomes New Members Philanthropy is as simple as $1 a day – $365 a year. The idea is simple. You give $365 – a dollar a day – to make our community better. You pool those daily dollars with others. Then you decide together which organizations you want to receive the money. 365 Read More →


Middletown Commission on the Arts

Community Foundation of Middlesex County Receives Arts Advocacy Award

The Community Foundation of  Middlesex County was honored by the Middletown Commission on the Arts Tuesday, April 9 with the 2013 Arts Advocacy Award. Mayor Dan Drew presented the proclamation to Cynthia Clegg, president & CEO, and John Biddiscombe, Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation.  In his remarks, Mayor Drew commended the Community Foundation Read More →


Preserving Local Homeownership

Middlesex Habitat for Humanity of Connecticut’s “A Brush with Kindness” program helps preserve local homeownership by partnering with families who are struggling to complete essential repairs to their homes.


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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