Grants Program

CFMC 2020-2021 Competitive Application Cycle

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County 2020-2021 competitive application cycle is now closed. For general information about the cycle, the Community Foundation’s funding priorities, and the process timeline, please see the links below.

Competitive Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and 170(c)(1) governmental units (such as libraries, schools, and town social service divisions) serving Middlesex County (CT) towns. Grant proposals should address a need within identified Focus Areas and demonstrate a positive impact on the organization, project, community or persons served.

Organizations are strongly encouraged to attend one of the information sessions offered when the cycle opens, even if organizations have previously received funding from CFMC.

Organizations considering submitting an application are strongly encouraged to review information our Grants Guidelines page, Forms & PR Guidelines page, and Timeline page.

General Information about the Application Process

When the cycle opens, organizations will be notified via our e-announcement/news database and information will be posted on our website.

Applications are completed electronically on our website and require certain documents to be uploaded. All required documents must be uploaded in PDF format. Our site will not accept word, excel, jpeg, or other formats. Organizations have the option to begin an application and “Save and Finish Later.” The website will create a temporary link which will be active for 30 days.

PLEASE NOTE: before clicking the “Send Link” option, copy the temporary link created by our site and save on your desktop. CFMC staff cannot access applications in process. If you do not copy this link for future use, we cannot provide you with the link nor are we able to provide you access to an application in process.

Additional Documents List:

  • The Summary Budget Form is made available during the cycle and required to be submitted with an application
  • Organization’s current operating budget
  • Organization’s current Board of Directors list with professional affiliations
  • Organization’s IRS Tax Exempt Designation Letter
  • (when applicable) Letters of Support from partner organizations and/or school districts.

Note: You will receive notification and a copy of your application upon submission. However, due to high volume through various internet services, there may be a delay between clicking “submit” and receiving the email containing a copy of your application. Please do not worry; we will be checking the online site frequently for submitted applications.

Have Questions?

If you difficulties with the application form or have further questions regarding CFMC’s funding considerations and process, please contact Thayer Talbott at or 860.347.0025



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