Grants Program

The Spring cycle of the 2022-2023 Competitive Application Process opens March 7, 2023.

Organizations are strongly encouraged to review all information prior to submitting an application.

General information can be found on the following pages:

The spring funding cycle includes requests for general CFMC funding, including support through our grant making partnership with GSB, and certain CFMC Field of Interest Funds (see examples below).

The information cycle will have information for both the General Application Form (used for most funding requests) and the Janvrin Fund Application Form.

Organizations considering submitting an application must attend one (1) of the two (2) information sessions. Information sessions are held via Zoom on

  • Thursday, March 2nd at 9:30 a.m. and
  • Monday, March 6th at 3:30 p.m.

You may register sending an email to Mary Dutton at – please include your name, organization, and email address.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and 170(c)(1) entities;
  • Directly serve one or more towns in Middlesex County; and
  • Did not receive an award in the Fall 2022 competitive application cycles.

The information session will include the process overview and information for:

  • general support requests for organizations, programs, and projects, and
  • requests for support from certain CFMC Field of Interest Funds, such as:
    • Mary Janvrin and Natalie Janvrin Wiggins Fund for Birds, Other Animals and Nature,
    • Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women & Girls,
    • St. Luke’s Home Fund (supporting seniors and veterans),
    • River Valley Fund for Families,
    • ARF! Animals: Respect & Friendship Fund,
    • Killingworth Community Fund

General Information about the Application Process

  • 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 new to CFMC or that have not applied during the previous five years are required to attend an Information session. All other organizations are strongly encouraged to attend one of the information sessions offered when the cycle opens.
  • 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.
  • 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 Mary Dutton at or 860.347.0025



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