Donors Finance Tractor, Raised Beds for Community Garden

Gifts from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and UConn Master Gardener program to The Middletown United Fathers helped the group reach two large goals.

Large gifts from two area organizations have allowed to make needed purchases for The Rev. Douglas E. Lawrence Community Garden.

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County's recent donation was used to purchase a tractor for the garden at the intersection of Long Lane and Long Hill roads. The gift has allowed the group to reach one of its goals: the preservation and maintance of open green space.

The CFMC is a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life in Middlesex County. Its mission is to work with charitably-minded individuals and organizations, to build permanent endowments and other charitable funds to support local non-profit organizations through effective grant-making to address community needs.

It works cooperatively with other funders and non-profits to enhance philanthropy and improve conditions in the county. Since its founding in 1997, Community Foundation of Middlesex County has provided over $2.2 M in grants to nonprofit organizations to improve the arts; cultural and heritage programs; educational activities; environmental conditions; and health and human services. 

The United Fathers also thanks the UConn Master Gardener program for its donation, which was used to purchase raised bed material. Thanks goes to Victoria McCarthy, Middlesex County coordinator for the UConn Master Gardener program, and to volunteers Christine Galla, Christine Unson, Rose DesJardins and Jim Woodworth.

The United Fathers is an advocate for underprivileged and underserved youth, young men, men and families throughout Middlesex County. Areas of advocacy are centered on issues regarding education, health, finances, personal, family, and community responsibility.

For information, contact Larry Owens at (860) 344-9798, see MiddlesexCountyCF.org or call Cynthia H. Clegg at (860) 347-0025, Ext. 205.

Mike Queener September 06, 2012 at 11:54 PM
There are many new grants for arts and culture posted on Grantwatch.com http://www.grantwatch.com/ Nonprofits may be interested in applying for this grant: Grants to Connecticut Non-Profits for Education, Art, Civic, Economic Development, Health Deadline: 10/15/2012 Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to Connecticut non-profits in the Greater New Britain area that provide effective programs that focus on the areas of: early childhood; arts, culture, & heritage; community and economic development; education; and health and human services. LINK: http://www.grantwatch.com/grant/130043/grants+to+connecticut+non+profits+for+education++++art++civic++economic+development++health.html Best of Luck in finding grants, Mike Queener


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