Forms & PR Guidelines
For Non-Profits

The annual competitive application cycle is closed.

We are developing the timeline for the next application cycle and will host information sessions in June and July 2021. Updated information will be provided through our e-announcements and on the Grant Making Timeline Page.

If you have questions about our grants cycle and process or would like to receive future updates regarding our funding opportunities, please contact Thayer Talbott, Vice President, Programs & Operations, at 860.347.0025 or

Grantee Communications and Recognition Information

Congratulations on your award. Your grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) reflects on your hard work and dedication, and the news should be shared with your community.

The downloadable 2021 CFMC Grantee Communications Kit provides guidance on the best ways to broadcast your achievements and outlines the Community Foundation’s expectations about spreading the word about your grant project.

The 2021 CFMC Grantee PR & Evaluation Workshop can be VIEWED HERE and the PowerPoint slides are available HERE.

Community Foundation Credit for News Releases

When recognizing the Community Foundation in articles, news releases, columns, and other media placements, please include the following statement about the Community Foundation:

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Middlesex County, and to help Good People Do Great Things. The mission of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County is to improve the quality of life for the people of Middlesex County now and in the future by developing endowments, making grants that have impact, and assisting donors in meeting their philanthropic objectives. Our interests are your interests, including animal welfare, arts and culture, health and social services, education, history, the environment, civic improvements, recreation, and economic security and opportunity. We welcome conversations with good people who want to do great things.  For more information, contact us at 860.347.0025 or

Announcements regarding grant funding can be found in the grant award letter received by the organization. Examples of references to grant funding include:

“The XYZ Organization is pleased to announce it has received a $#,### grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. This grant is made possible, in part, through the XXX Fund. The XYZ Organization will use these funds to support the ABC Program …”

When talking about the grant, or in writing, or on a website, it should be stated that the program is

“The ABC Program is funded (or funded in part) through a grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County/XXX Fund.”

We would appreciate any copies of newspaper articles or announcements in which you have acknowledged support from our Community Foundation. We would also love to receive quality photographs and videos by email of your program for our files and possible use in our annual report and newsletters.

Logos for Grantee Use


CFMC logo is to be used in its entirety. CFMC logo shall not be cropped, recolored or altered in any manner. Requests for alternative uses of the CFMC logo shall be directed to Thayer Talbott at 860.347.0025 ext. 203 or

Evaluation Forms

Nonprofits are expected to submit a final evaluation report at the conclusion of their grant. This report should be submitted when the project is complete and/or when the grant is fully expended.

To complete the evaluation form, click the link below and complete the report via our website. Evaluations are submitted, in the same fashion, as our application forms. Organizations have the option to “Save and Continue Later” while completing the report. Organizations are strongly encouraged to copy the link provided to the open report form before clicking “Send Link.” Please note, staff is unable to access a report in progress and cannot assist in obtaining the temporary link created for an organization.

Organizations will receive a final copy of the report upon submission.

Nonprofits must include a Budget to Actual Summary as part of the evaluation report. Organizations may download the following Word document and complete it or may submit a similar Budget to Actual document, if one is prepared by the organization as a regular part of business.

Download Budget to Actual Summary Form (MS Word)


Organizations that received funding through the CFMC Live Local Give Local Emergency Fund COVID-19 Response Cycle are asked to submit a report detailing the use of the emergency funds and ongoing work. The Emergency Fund Response Cycle Evaluation Form is available HERE.

Organizations considering submitting an application in the current competitive grant cycle need to ensure all prior grant evaluations have been submitted.


If you are unsure of your grant evaluation status or if your program or project is incomplete and you have questions regarding your grant evaluation, email or call Thayer Talbott, Vice President, Programs & Operations, at 860.347.0025 ext. 203.

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