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East Haddam Historical Society Pop Up Grant

Congratulations to East Haddam Historical Society … our “virtual” Pop-Up Grant Recipient!

A big thank you to East Haddam Historical Society’s fans for nominating this wonderful nonprofit – as well as everyone who nominated their favorite nonprofit.

Join the fun … we had a special Zoom call with Bruce Sievers of East Haddam Historical Society and CFMC staff to share the good news!

Check out the full list of nonprofit organizations nominated this summer HERE … and visit them online to learn more about why they are Good People Doing Great Things in Middlesex County!

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The Buttonwood Tree Pop Up Grant

Congratulations to The Buttonwood Tree … our “virtual” Pop-Up Grant Recipient!

A big thank you to The Buttonwood Tree’s fans for nominating this wonderful nonprofit – as well as everyone who nominated their favorite nonprofit.

Join the fun … we had a special Zoom call with Anne-Marie McEwen of The Buttonwood Tree and CFMC staff to share the good news!

Check out the full list of nonprofit organizations nominated this summer HERE … and visit them online to learn more about why they are Good People Doing Great Things in Middlesex County!

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Shared Harvest Garden Pop Up Grant

Congratulations to Shared Harvest Garden at Parmelee Farm … our “virtual” Pop-Up Grant Recipient!

A big thank you to Shared Harvest Garden’s fans for nominating this wonderful nonprofit – as well as everyone who nominated their favorite nonprofit.

Join the fun … we had a special Zoom call with Mary Solera of Shared Harvest Garden and CFMC staff to share the good news!

Check out the full list of nonprofit organizations nominated this summer HERE … and visit them online to learn more about why they are Good People Doing Great Things in Middlesex County!

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Everyone Outside Pop Up Grant

Congratulations to Everyone Outside … our “virtual” Pop-Up Grant Recipient!

A big thank you to Everyone Outside’s fans for nominating this wonderful nonprofit – as well as everyone who nominated their favorite nonprofit.

Join the fun … we had a special Zoom call with Lucy Meigs and Lisa Liesener of Everyone Outside and CFMC staff to share the good news!

Check out the full list of nonprofit organizations nominated this summer HERE … and visit them online to learn more about why they are Good People Doing Great Things in Middlesex County!

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CFMC Competitive Application Cycle Information Session

The 2020-2021 CFMC Competitive Cycle is open and applications are due September 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Nonprofit organizations interested in submitting an application are strongly encouraged to view the recorded information session as well as review the information and FAQ on the Grants Program page.

The PowerPoint Slides are available HERE.

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Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries Pop-Up Grant

Congratulations to Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries … our “virtual” Pop-Up Grant Recipient!

A big thank you to Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries’ fans for nominating this wonderful nonprofit – as well as everyone who nominated their favorite nonprofit (all nominations stay in the basket for the next draw!).

Join the fun … we had a special Zoom call with Amy Hollis of Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries and CFMC staff to share the good news!

Tune in every two weeks when we reveal the next recipient … and don’t forget to nominate your favorite Middlesex County nonprofit HERE

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Shoreline Arts Alliance Pop Up Grant

Congratulations to Shoreline Arts Alliance … our “virtual” Pop-Up Grant Recipient!

A big thank you to Shoreline Arts Association’s fans for nominating this wonderful nonprofit – as well as everyone who nominated their favorite nonprofit (all nominations stay in the basket for the next draw!).

Join the fun … we had a special Zoom call with Eric Dillner of Shoreline Arts Alliance, Nancy Fischbach, CFMC volunteer, and CFMC staff to share the good news!

Tune in every two weeks when we reveal the next recipient … and don’t forget to nominate your favorite Middlesex County nonprofit HERE

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Pandemonium Rainforest Project Pop Up Grant

Congratulations to Pandemonium Rainforest Project … our “virtual” Pop-Up Grant Recipient!

A big thank you to Pandemonium Rainforest Project’s fans for nominating this wonderful nonprofit – as well as everyone who nominated their favorite nonprofit (all nominations stay in the basket for the next draw!).

Join the fun … we had a special Zoom call with Allison Sloane and Rocko of Pandemonium Rainforest Project and CFMC staff to share the good news!

Tune in every two weeks when we reveal the next recipient … and don’t forget to nominate your favorite Middlesex County nonprofit HERE

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Wesleyan Potters Virtual Pop Up Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Wesleyan Potters … our “virtual” Pop-Up Grant Recipient!

A big thank you to Lyn Harper for nominating Wesleyan Potters – as well as everyone who nominated their favorite nonprofit (all nominations stay in the basket for the next draw!).

Join the fun … we had a special Zoom call with Lyn Harper and Liz Blodgett, Director, Wesleyan Potters and CFMC staff to share the good news!

Tune in every two weeks when we reveal the next recipient … and don’t forget to nominate your favorite Middlesex County nonprofit HERE

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Artists For World Peace – Our First Virtual Pop-Up Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Artists for World Peace … our first “virtual” Pop-Up Grant Recipient!

A big thank you to Vivian Schaufler for nominating Artists for World Peace – as well as everyone who nominated their favorite nonprofit.

Join the fun … we made a special Zoom call with Vivian and CFMC staff to share the good news!

Tune in every two weeks when we reveal the next recipient … and don’t forget to nominate your favorite Middlesex County nonprofit HERE

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Santa and Elf Visit CFMC

We had a special visit from Santa and Elf! A huge THANK YOU to Ray Hayes (Pay4ward.org) and his granddaughter Anika for bringing some holiday cheer to CFMC and launching the holiday season. We are so honored to work with Good People Doing Great Things in Middlesex County – like Ray and his sailing program for veterans with PTSD. Thank you, Ray – and everyone – who does so much with CFMC.

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It’s All About Building Relationships

We were so pleased to join Pete Mezzetti on Valley Shore Community Television to talk about the Good People Doing Great Things in Middlesex County. Thayer Talbott and Mary-Jo Matava joined Pete to discuss the importance of building relationships and the incredible volunteers impacting our town.

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Volunteers Rock

Volunteers are the foundation of all we do! We are so fortunate to have incredible people giving their time and their talent to make Middlesex County a great place to live, work, and play. Our volunteers serve on our Board and committees, provide administrative support in the office, and plan numerous events and forums to bring the community together to address a broad array of issues and needs. We appreciate all our volunteers – and volunteers throughout out Middlesex County who give time and talent to all our nonprofit organizations. You truly are “Good People Doing Great Things!” We held a special “thank you” celebration for our volunteers … enjoy the highlights!

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Beyond the Grant – a special message from Pay Forward, Inc.

Pay4ward.org is a non-profit organization reintegrating combat vets into society through sailing. Day sailing in an open boat requires teamwork and communication. It involves shared physical activities and develops camaraderie for the vets involved. Ray Hayes, a Vietnam Veteran, understands the importance of shared experiences, shared activities, and creating links and lifelines in everyday life. Through his organization, he has taken more than 120 individuals, active duty personnel and veterans, on day sails on Long Island Sound.

We are honored to support Pay4ward and the important program they offer our local veterans. Take a moment as Ray shares how CFMC and its Nonprofit Resource Center helped his organization do more and serve more.

Thank YOU, Pay4ward!

 

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A Special Thank You from Kate’s Kids Camp

Kate’s Kids Camp is a comprehensive summer arts day program that began in summer 2013 through collaboration between The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and the Community Music School. It is focused on families seeking to nurture their children’s creative potential through the arts.

The students in the 2018 camp created a special Thank You to the Community Foundation and our generous donors for the ongoing support of the camp. Be sure to watch it through to the very final second for an extra special message to CFMC and our friends and supporters!

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Clinton’s REACT Club’s Thank You Message

REACT (Reality Even Affects Clinton Teens) has a lot of fun promoting healthy decision making and preventing substance abuse in their peers! CFMC was proud to support this great group of teens through a 2018 grant.

Check out their Thank You video to the generous, caring donors of CFMC who helped impact their lives.

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DMYFS “Drop and Give Me Zen”

High school students are under enormous stress during their junior and senior years in high school.  They are trying to get good grades, apply and be accepted into the best colleges, and participate in sports, band, theater, student government all while trying to be the “perfect kid”.  A grant from the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women & Girls helped students at the Durham-Middlefield Youth & Family Services take a breath and take time for themselves in the “Drop and Give Me Zen” program. Students learned positive coping skills; how to identify stressors and responses to help ease stress; and create a supportive community of peers for support and friendship.

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Together – We Make An Impact

Everyone is a Philanthropist – at the Community Foundation, we know that TOGETHER we can and do make an impact in our community every day!

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Take The Pledge – Be An UpStander

Stand Together for Change – Campaign for Bully-free Communities (Council of Business Partners at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County) vows to be an Up-Stander, rather than a by-stander, and stand against bullying. Take the Pledge at bullyfreemiddlesexcountycf.org and share this with friends and neighbors – and challenge them to Take the Pledge and Stand Together for Bully-free Communities.

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Ribbon Cutting at CFMC’s New Home

Community Foundation of Middlesex County was joined by the PBA Bagpipe Band, Rich and Joan Tomc, David Director, Mayor Dan Drew, Larry McHugh of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce and friends and neighbors for the official ribbon cutting ceremony at 49 Main Street, Middletown, in May of 2017. We are deeply grateful to the Tomc Family for their generous gift of our new home! Stop by and visit any time.

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