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All Things Killingworth

The Killingworth Foundation Continues Building on Ten Years of Impact as the Killingworth Community Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County The Killingworth Foundation (TKF) and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) are pleased to announce a partnership with the creation of the Killingworth Community Fund, a Geographic Affiliate Fund, at CFMC. For Read More →


“Super Cool Scientists”

It’s not just lab coats and microscopes! ‘Science is cool’  was the message behind an event hosted by the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls. The guest speaker and local author, Sara MacSorley, discussed why she chose to author a book about “Super Cool Scientists” and how she teamed up with local illustrator Read More →


Buzzy Levin: A Beloved Family Man, Champion of the Community

Family and community were everything to Jerome “Buzzy” Levin. Levin died at the age of 90 on Friday, June 2, surrounded by family and friends. Buzzy, as he was affectionately known, passed up a career in professional baseball after his father died to take over the family business, Malloves Jewelers in Middletown, a business his Read More →


Impact Update

YOU make all the difference in Middlesex County when you support CFMC grant making – Helping Good People Do Great Things! Check out the impact update from three great nonprofits: Pay4ward Come Sail Away! Pay4ward is ready to enjoy some beautiful weather out on the water! The nonprofit brings combat veterans sailing to help cope with P.T.S.D. Because the sails Read More →


Inside Goodspeed’s Costume Warehouse

Thanks to Brian and Sue Sawchuk and Donna Lee Gennaro, CFMC friends and neighbors took a very special tour – behind the curtains and stage doors and into the costume warehouse at Goodspeed Musicals. This special costume rental warehouse managed by Mark Rampmeyer is a treasure trove of costumes, hats, shoes, and accessories from Broadway hits Read More →


Celebrating Mother’s Day

Mother. Teacher. Grandmother Sister. Best Friend. Aunt. Mentors. The Board of Directors and staff of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the members of the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women & Girls wish everyone a very Happy Mother’s Day! This Mother’s Day, consider all the women who have added their wisdom, insight and Read More →


Extra, Extra… Read All About It!

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County was pleased to welcome the Hartford Courant into our new home at 49 Main Street in Middletown. Thanks to a gift from the Tomc family, CFMC moved its office from South Main Street to a history home on Main Street. The Courant article profiles the rich history of the building – as well as Read More →


McHale, Carl Join CFMC

CFMC welcomes two new staff members The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members. Paula McHale has been named the new Director of Finance. Paula brings more than thirty years of experience, mostly in the corporate field, to the position.  Paula states “I was looking for Read More →


The Season to Celebrate Community Giving

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that everyone is a philanthropist – we see it every day in its most pure and simple form in each and every town throughout the county. We also know that philanthropy is easy – all it takes is connecting you and your unique passion to the Read More →


Creating a Community of Upstanders at the 2016 Rally

Did you know that one out of five students between the age of 13 and 18 reports being bullied during the school year? And that students who are bullied are more likely to experience low self-esteem and isolation, and suffer from depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety? Bullying has destructive consequences on our young people. We Read More →


CFMC Competitive Application Cycle NOW OPEN

The Community Foundation is accepting applications from interested nonprofit organizations serving Middlesex County. The Application and instruction materials are AVAILABLE HERE, on our website, in the Nonprofit section. Applications must be submitted no later than 4 P.M. on September 15th in hard copy.   For questions about the Community Foundation application process and grant making Read More →


Celebrating a Mother’s Passion for Helping

As the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) approaches its 20th anniversary, we have been busy revisiting the history of our grassroots founding and all the good work it continues to do today, thanks to those who had the vision and passion for collectively giving back to their community. This month, as we honor our Read More →


CFMC — Legacy Provides for the Future

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we are fortunate to work with many community members who have a deep passion and commitment to improving the quality of life for all, for today and for tomorrow. We help turn their desire to create a legacy of giving into a charitable fund that has a very Read More →


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Living Local, Giving Local with Passion and Partnership   

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we are privileged to know and work with so many local residents who are committed to making a difference and improving the quality of life for all in each and every one of our towns.  We celebrate people like Old Saybrook resident Sally D’Aquila, whose passion for and dedication Read More →


CFMC — Local Is Community

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we believe that grassroot alliances build better communities. We help neighbors help neighbors by connecting valued donors with worthy causes. We target their giving so it supports a passion or area of interest and does the maximum good. We help improve the quality of life for all in Read More →


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The Power of Women Builds Better Communities

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s just amazing what women can do! They inspire and lead; they mentor and protect; and when they join forces and set a goal, there are no limits to what they can accomplish. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we’ve witnessed firsthand the power of women. Fifteen years Read More →


CFMC — Enriching Your Community

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it is the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. Working 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 Read More →


A Time To Reflect, Take Inventory and Set Priorities

The New Year is a time for a fresh start, a time to reflect, take inventory and set priorities for the months ahead. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we have been doing just that, working with our valued donors and local nonprofit partners to better understand the critical issues at hand, those that Read More →


CFMC — Passion Leads the Way

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County we are so fortunate to be surrounded by “Good People Doing Great Things”.  Every day we are reminded that everyone in our region truly cares about our friends and neighbors and where we live, work and play. For more information on how your Passions can lead CFMC contact Read More →


CFMC — A Year in Review

Year end at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County is always a very busy time. This year, our 18th, is no different as we review the results from our 2015 partnerships and announce the programs and services that will receive funding in 2016. It’s a time to be grateful for not only our generous friends Read More →


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