The Community Foundation is now accepting applications for funding for 2019.
Some changes have been made to the application process, requirements, and guidelines. Any organization considering applying to the Community Foundation’s 2018-2019 cycle
- must attend one of the information sessions. For information and to register for August 16 click HERE.
- should read the 2018 Guidelines and FAQ document as well as the instructions for each application type.
New in 2018 – CFMC is offering two application options. Please review the 2018 GUIDELINES and FAQ and the Application Instruction documents before completing an application form.
Complete the “Small Grants Application” if:
- You are requesting funding up to and including $1,000; AND
- Your organization has submitted an application in the last five (5) years; AND
- Your organization has NOT had a change in Executive Director since your last application; AND
- Your Tax Exempt status is in good standing with the IRS and Form 990 is submitted annually and on time.
If you do not answer YES to ALL of the above questions, please complete the “Traditional Grants Application.”
Complete the “Traditional Grants Application” if:
- You are requesting funding over $1,000 and up to $5,000; OR
- You are new applicant to the Community Foundation; OR
- Your organization has not submitted an application in the last five (5) years; OR
- Your organization has had a change in Executive Director since your last application.
2018-2019 Competitive Grant Application Cycle Documents and Applications:
Please review the 2018 Guidelines and FAQ and the Application Instructions documents prior to selecting an application format.
The “Small Grants Application” is recommended for organizations submitting requests up to $1,000 and which meet the criteria outlined in the Small Grants Application Instructions document.
The application form is submitted online and can be accessed at the link below. The application form must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on September 13, 2018.
- Read the Small Grants Application Instructions HERE
- Launch the Small Grants Application HERE
- 2018 Program/Project Budget Form (Required)
The “Traditional Grants Application” is required for requests over $1,000 and up to $5,000 as well as organizations meeting certain criteria outlined in the Traditional Grants Application Instructions document.
The Traditional Grants Application is a fill-able PDF form and must be submitted in hard copy with one one (1) original and fifteen (15) copies at the Community Foundation offices no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 13, 2018.
- Read the Traditional Grants Application Instructions HERE
- Download the Traditional Grants Application HERE – please save the PDF form to your computer before you begin completing the application.
- 2018 Program/Project Budget Form (Required)
Grantee Communications Kit
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 2018 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.
Community Foundation Credit for News Releases
Please use the wording below when submitting News Releases…
“The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of the County, now and in the future, by developing endowments, making grants that have impact and assisting donors in meeting their philanthropic objectives. Since its founding in 1997, the Community Foundation has awarded 2,068 grants totaling more than $6 million for the arts, cultural and heritage programs, educational activities, environmental improvements, animal welfare, and for health and human services.”
“Community Foundation of Middlesex County represents local people, giving locally to make an impact on the lives of others – not just for today, but forever. The Community Foundation works with charitably-minded individuals and organizations to build permanent endowments and other charitable funds. These funds support local nonprofit organizations through effective grant making to address community needs.
Since its founding in 1997, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County has provided 2,068 grants totaling more than $6 million to organizations for the arts, cultural and heritage programs, educational activities, environmental improvements, animal welfare, and for health and human services. For more information, contact the Community Foundation at 860.347.0025 or info@MiddlesexCountyCF.org.”
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 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 Thayer@MiddlesexCountyCF.org.
Nonprofits 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.