October 23, 2014

Middlesex County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Middlesex County Community Foundation is now accepting Letters of Intent for its 2011-12 competitive grant making process.  Letter of Intent Applications are sought from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and 170(c)(1) governmental agencies serving the communities of Middlesex County.

Grants will be awarded to organizations that provide positive impact in the following focus areas: Animal Welfare, Arts, Education, Environment, Heritage Enhancement, Human Services, Women and Girls, among others.

Interested organizations should read details of submission requirements on the Community Foundation’s website, www.MiddlesexCountyCF.org or call the Community Foundation, 860-347-0025.  All Letter of Intent Applications must be received at the Community Foundation Office, 211 South Main Street, Middletown by 4:00 PM on Friday, September 9, 2011.

Middlesex County Community Foundation Honored at AFP National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

Middlesex County Community Foundation (MCCF) was honored on November 18, 2010 with the Award for Outstanding Foundation at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 2010 Connecticut National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.

“We are thrilled to receive this award,” said Cynthia H. Clegg, President & CEO of MCCF. “The staff and volunteers of MCCF work very hard to support the Middlesex County community and fulfill our mission. To be recognized and honored for these efforts is both an honor and humbling.”

The Award for Outstanding Foundation is presented jointly by the AFP Connecticut and AFP Fairfield Chapters. It honors a foundation that demonstrates commitment to the community through financial support and through the encouragement and motivation of others to get involved, to help make the community a better place, and to take leadership roles in giving back.

MCCF was nominated by a MCCF Fund for Women & Girls Committee member who has interacted with the Community Foundation for four years. Her work with a local nonprofit organization brought her into contact with MCCF, and her developing relationship led her to volunteer for the Fund for Women & Girls.

MCCF works from a simple premise – the Community Foundation idea is a simple one: anyone can be a philanthropist; anyone may use it to give something back to the community. MCCF represents local people, giving locally to make an impact on the lives of others – not just for today, but forever.

The Middlesex County Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Middlesex County.  Its two-fold mission is: (1) to work with charitably-minded individuals and organizations to build permanent endowments and other charitable funds and (2) to support local nonprofit organizations through effective grant making to address community needs. Since its founding in 1997, the Community Foundation has provided more than $1.5 million in grants to more than 200 organizations for the arts, cultural and heritage programs, educational activities,  environmental improvements, and for health and human services. For more information call 860-347-0025, email info@MiddlesexCountyCF.org or visit the website: www.MiddlesexCountyCF.org.