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A Season of Giving Thanks

During this season of giving thanks, we are reminded on a daily basis of the numerous good things that are being done by so many to improve the quality of life for all in our communities.  We are grateful for our neighbors and friends who are giving of their time, their talent, and resources to Read More →


Making Every Community A Bully-Free Community

Did you know that one out of seven school-age children is either a bully or a victim of bullying? And that an estimated 160,000 children miss school every day for fear of intimidation or attack? Bullies are everywhere, on the playground, in the classroom, at the workplace and, more and more often, online.  In 2009, Read More →


Community Foundation of Middlesex County

Volunteer-Based Organizations Dedicated to Education

It’s hard to believe that it’s “back to school time” – for students of all ages. So as children and adults head back to the classroom, let’s take this opportunity to salute the many, and varied, educational programs made possible by the dedicated work of our neighbors and friends in Middlesex County. Through partnerships with Read More →


Avery Fund

CFMC’s Avery Fund Raises Awareness for CDKL5

If it matters to you, it matters to us.  That’s one way we describe the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.  We are a “grassroots” organization, founded 18 years ago by a group of local residents who came together and pooled their resources to support issues that matter to people in Middlesex County. We continue that Read More →


Leave A Legacy

Honoring Two Couples Whose Legacies Endure

Philanthropy.  Leadership.  Legacy. These are the tenets of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the qualities of the many individuals we celebrate and honor throughout the year. We are privileged that donors have chosen to put their dollars to work through the Community Foundation, both during their lifetimes and through planned gifts. These wonderful Read More →


CFMC — Strikes a Chord

Middletown students in the Swaim After School Strings Program perform in concert, thanks to support from the Elizabeth Swaim Arts Enrichment Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life Read More →


Camp Hazen

CFMC — Nurtures Campers

Camp Hazen YMCA youth summer camps and outdoor educational experiences are just some of the many programs supported by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. TOGETHER we Read More →


Common Good Gardens

CFMC — Common Good Gardens Feeds Shoreline Food Pantries

Volunteers at Common Good Gardens in Old Saybrook gather fresh produce for shoreline food pantries, just one of the many projects supported by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of Read More →


Community Foundation of Middlesex County

Power of Compassion and Collaboration

Helping to build healthy, compassionate communities is one of our primary goals at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.  With so many issues facing all of us each day, we know that it truly “takes a village” to find solutions and take action that has real impact. This month, in honor of National Mental Health Read More →


All Pro Dads

CFMC — Bringing Dads and Children Together

A dad and daughter at an All Pro Dads breakfast, a school based program that brings fathers and children together for positive bonding activities with support from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and Read More →


The Bully at Ivoryton Playhouse

CFMC — Antibullying Campaign Through the Arts

The Ivoryton Playhouse’s recent production of The Bully is just one of the many programs that teach important lessons through the arts with support from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the Read More →


Food For All Community Garden

CFMC — Student Volunteers Tend the Food for All Community Garden

Student volunteers help tend to the Our Community Cares’ Food for All Garden in Clinton, just one of the many projects supported by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life Read More →


Gilead Services

CFMC — Supports Gilead Community Services

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


Community Service Personified

For those who knew Old Saybrook resident Cheryl Mehalik Luyster, it will come as no surprise that we have chosen this month, National Community Service Month, to share her legacy as an inspiration for us all. Before her passing in August 2012, Cheryl, a busy shoreline realtor, always found time to volunteer; as a cook Read More →


Middlesex Habitat for Humanity

CFMC — Middlesex Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground

Community volunteers break ground on a new home with the Agulilar family and Middlesex Habitat for Humanity, just one of the many projects supported by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality Read More →


HighHopes

CFMC — Saddles Up with High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is just one of many programs supported by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. TOGETHER we feed the hungry, shelter families, teach Read More →


CFMC and Westbrook YMCA GirlsOutside

CFMC — Supports The Middlesex YMCA’s Girls Outside Program

The Middlesex YMCA’s Girls Outside program is just one of many educational initiatives made possible by the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund For Women and Girls at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.  At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve Read More →


Community Music School

Music In Our Schools Month — Featuring Community Music School

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that by working TOGETHER great things can be accomplished.  Every day, we see the impact that true partnerships have on our communities and on improving the quality of life in each and every town. Here we celebrate those people and organizations that embody the collaborative spirit, Read More →


CFMC Bully Free Rally

CFMC — Little Things Count

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. By helping individuals and local non-profit organizations connect to the resources in our community, we accomplish a great deal. Together, we feed the hungry, shelter families, Read More →


Valley Shore YMCA

CFMC — Helps Westbrook First Graders Learn To Swim

With funding support to the Valley Shore YMCA, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County helped every first grader in Westbrook learn how to swim. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. TOGETHER we Read More →


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